12/05/2022
Replacing antiquated ideas with voices from every walk of life

By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ERTCA partner TECHLINE Technologies demonstrates methods for applying a loss-of-limb tourniquet at ERTCA event in Bradford County, PA. Photo: Provided. Eric Porterfield, CEO of the Emergency Response Training and Certification Association (ERTCA), a nonprofit housed at Penn State’s Innovation Hub, credits a grant from the Ben Franklin Technology Center for helping him […]

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11/29/2022
Phospholutions founder honored for social impact in Forbes 30 Under 30

By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger Photo: Provided. President and CEO of Phospholutions Hunter Swisher was just named to Forbes 30 Under 30 for the social impact of his work to create a more sustainable future for agriculture by enhancing the efficiency of phosphorus fertilizers. During his time as an undergraduate at Penn State, Swisher learned about phosphorus-enhancing […]

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11/29/2022
“Rare for an innovation to have such wide-ranging benefits to society:” Startup wins big with medtech solution

By Cara Aungst Phiex CEO CL Tian accepts the grand prize of $350,000 at AdvaMed’s The MedTech Conference. Photo: Steven Schloss. Did you know that the methods used to sterilize most medical equipment have been linked to cancer? Ethylene oxide or EtO — which is used in most legacy methods — has recently been restricted […]

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11/29/2022
Local entrepreneur & Penn College grad on what’s driving the school’s success

By Jodie Dello Stritto Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology. Photo: Provided. Williamsport-based Penn College, a special mission affiliate of Penn State, recently celebrated five top 10 rankings in the Regional Colleges North category in the latest U.S. News & World Report: #6 in Regional Colleges North #2 in Best Colleges for Veterans #2 in Best […]

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11/22/2022
Request, respond, record: How Mission Critical Partners is there during every step of an emergency

By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger A Mission Critical Partners employee provides assistance during a time-critical incident. Photo: Provided. Mission Critical Partners began with just three people: Kevin Murray, Brian Bark and Len Kowalski, working in makeshift offices above their garage and in their basements. Today, the company is known as the top public safety, courts consulting advisory […]

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11/22/2022
Penn State was a clear choice for Gorilla Glass inventor, no pun intended

By Cara Aungst Dr. Mauro and Brittney Hauke (Ph.D. student) performing a calorimetry experiment on a glass sample. Photo: Provided. If glass and ceramics had a hall of fame, there’s a good chance that there would be a lifesize (glass, of course) statue of John Mauro at the entrance. The co-inventor of Gorilla Glass has […]

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