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Penn State’s Materials Research Institute Open House will showcase space and equipment to potential partners

By Staff Writer Penn State’s Materials Research Institute and the Institute of Energy and the Environment (IEE) are hosting a free happy-hour-style industry open house for corporate, academic and government prospective partners. “The National Science Foundation ranks Penn State #1 in materials research and #2 in materials engineering in research expenditures. Our facility in the […]

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Innovative Manufacturers’ Center Recognized by SHRM to Offer Professional Development Credits

By Staff Writer The Innovative Manufacturers’ Center (IMC), Inc. was recently recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as a SHRM Recertification General Provider. IMC is now authorized to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities. The trainings will be beneficial to HR professionals in various areas of their […]

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Long-time local building suppliers join forces

By Jodie Dello Stritto  A recent acquisition will pump new life into the home improvement market in Happy Valley, benefitting homeowners, business owners and building contractors. Penns Valley Building Supply announced last week that it has acquired Triangle Building Supply (Witherite Building Supplies and Services, LLC, which includes both the retail store and rental center) […]

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Happy Valley’s Actuated Medical will accelerate neurological technology breakthroughs with new NIH Contract

  January 9, 2024 Actuated Medical Selected to Accelerate Neurological Technology Breakthroughs through NIH Blueprint MedTech Contract [Bellefonte, PA] — Actuated Medical, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a Contract Research Organization (CRO) under the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Blueprint MedTech (BPMT) initiative with a potential contract value of […]

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What problem is solving?

By Greg Woodman  In my Engineering 310 Entrepreneurship course, as my students are eager turn their ideas into businesses, I challenge them first and foremost with this question: What problem are you solving? In reflecting on the past year and starting a new one, it’s an important exercise to do this myself. What problem is […]

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AI, machine learning and robotics: New technology transforming patient care in the local healthcare landscape

By Nikki Ciecierski Two new CT scanners are high-speed and provide quicker imaging and better resolution while decreasing the radiation dose, which is particularly important for younger patients. Prioritizing innovation “The institution continually reinvests in technology and our people to meet the region's evolving needs. The growing demand for services, including imaging, dialysis, diagnostics, emergency […]

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