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Penn State’s AIMI ushers in Industry 5.0 with a bold vision for the future

By Caryn Anderson AIMI connects you with Penn State. Photo: Provided. Penn State’s Center for Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Industry (AIMI), which launched on June 30, 2022, has a complex, multifaceted goal. In part, AIMI aims to help small and medium manufacturers (SMMs) and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) get the […]

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01/31/2023
$500 microgrants from Penn State’s Lion Launchpad make all the difference to budding entrepreneurs

By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger Photo: Provided. Management consultant Peter Drucker once said, “The best way to predict the future is to create it” and Penn State, through its Lion LaunchPad Microgrant Program, is helping students take charge of their futures by offering seed money to help them jumpstart their entrepreneurial dreams. Starting a business and sticking […]

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01/31/2023
Penn State’s AIMI ushers in Industry 5.0 with a bold vision for the future

By Caryn Anderson AIMI connects you with Penn State. Photo: Provided. Penn State’s Center for Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Industry (AIMI), which launched on June 30, 2022, has a complex, multifaceted goal. In part, AIMI aims to help small and medium manufacturers (SMMs) and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) get the […]

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01/17/2023
Penn State engineers optimizing water purification system for the U.S. Marines

By Timothy Kelly An experimental MCDI unit. Photo: Chris Arges. A team of researchers, led by Chris Arges, Penn State associate professor of chemical engineering, is working to optimize a water desalination process called membrane capacitive deionization (MCDI) for mobile teams of U.S. Marines. We asked Arges to explain how the system works, why he […]

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01/10/2023
Finding inspiration in the tiny-but-mighty hummingbird

By Holly Riddle You don’t need to be a mechanical engineering professor like Penn State’s Dr. Bo Cheng to recognize that hummingbirds contrast significantly with their avian relatives. The smallest of bird species, hummingbirds flit and dart their way from food source to food source in a way no other bird can. Flying backward, forward […]

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01/10/2023
“The need for innovation in Pennsylvania has never been more important”: A look at Ben Franklin’s post-COVID impact

The issue of brain drain, or losing workforce talent, is a real concern for innovation hubs around the country. While there are a myriad of tangential concerns — cost of living, livability, schools — the problem boils down to one key issue: workforce talent goes where job opportunities exist. Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central […]

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01/03/2023
Happy Valley vs. Silicon Valley: Why are we behind and how can we get ahead?

By Staff Writer Ben Lawrence. Photo: Jim Valent. According to sales professional turned author Ben Lawrence, Happy Valley has a problem: Despite being home to one of the nation’s largest research institutions and investing millions into startup business efforts, our region is still among the worst performers at spinning cutting-edge research into profitable business. Compare, […]

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