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Recent News

Posted 27 July 2016 | 1:59 pm
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today the availability of up to $1,000,000 of grant funding in the 13th year of the Commonwealth’s Small Business Advantage Grant Program for small businesses that adopt or acquire equipment or processes …

Posted 22 July 2016 | 1:45 pm
Energy Management Systems, such as ISO 50001 and Superior Energy Performance (SEP), are powerful tools to ensure that a facility is continuously reducing its energy usage and environmental footprint. PennTAP will review the steps and requirements for certification under each …

Posted 12 May 2016 | 2:29 pm
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Health care providers can have their questions about the “meaningful use” of electronic records and other information technology topics answered at the Rural Health IT Challenges conference, to be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. …

Posted 19 April 2016 | 12:38 pm
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Engineering students will display their senior capstone design projects at the Engineering Design Showcase from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Posted 7 April 2016 | 12:40 pm
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — On Monday, April 11, IST Startup Week, hosted by the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at Penn State, will kick off its weeklong celebration of ingenuity and inspiration for the fifth straight year. read …

Posted 5 April 2016 | 2:09 pm
Upon entering the new Happy Valley LaunchBox headquarters, visitors are greeted with a quote from Helen Keller that reads “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” That quote gets to the heart of the new space …

Posted 28 March 2016 | 3:14 pm
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A new 3-D printing lab in Penn State's University Libraries is now open, giving Penn State students and faculty at all campuses the opportunity to dream up, design and print almost anything. The lab, called the …

Posted 21 January 2016 | 2:16 pm
Intern programs benefit students and businesses alike. Roger Price, director of the PennTAP intern program at Penn State University, praises the way the program lets students put theory into practice. "The intern program allows students the first glimpse of how what …

Posted 13 January 2016 | 3:30 pm
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A Penn State undergraduate student startup that is developing a device to enhance communication skills for children with cerebral palsy was the grand prize winner at a recent pitch contest sponsored by Investing in New Student …

Posted 15 July 2015 | 1:18 pm
July 9, 2015 E3 (Economy – Energy – Environment): The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U. S. Department of Commerce's NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and NASCAR Green are working together to encourage businesses to operate in a green and sustainable fashion …

10 May 2016, 7:44 pm
Health care providers can have their questions about the “meaningful use” of electronic records and other information technology topics answered at the Rural Health IT Challenges conference, to be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 12 at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. There is no cost to attend; the event is co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).


27 May 2015, 9:00 pm
The Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) at Penn State is celebrating 50 years of helping businesses across the commonwealth become more competitive and sustainable. PennTAP has provided no-cost technical assistance and energy saving programs to businesses in Pennsylvania’s 67 counties since 1965. This federal-state-university partnership was originally one of the first of its kind in the nation. Legislators, PennTAP clients and staff will celebrate the milestone at a reception on June 2 at The Pennsylvania State Capitol building in Harrisburg.


12 August 2014, 2:26 pm
PennTAP’s Advanced Information Technology Solutions team, with funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, has been able to offer a student internship program since 2011 that places students in paid positions with businesses around the state.


7 July 2014, 1:00 pm
According to the PennTAP annual report, the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program provided 273 cases of technical assistance to clients across the commonwealth in 2013. Clients have reported more than $7.7 million in economic impact and 72 jobs created or retained. And many Penn State students are now involved with projects across the state.


23 April 2014, 1:43 pm
A group of Penn State energy engineering students recently teamed with the University’s Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) to conduct on-site energy audits for two Pennsylvania businesses as part of a senior research project. The audits are being used to help the companies save money by identifying ways to conserve energy and reduce waste in their industrial facilities.


27 February 2014, 3:54 pm
Two manufacturers working with the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) at Penn State have received certification from the U.S. Department of Energy for significantly reducing their energy use.


4 November 2013, 7:57 pm
The College of Engineering is partnering with other academic colleges and local businesses to coordinate a variety of activities for Global Entrepreneurship Week Nov. 18-22.


16 July 2013, 4:01 pm
PennTAP provided 272 cases of technical assistance to clients across the commonwealth in 2012. Clients have reported more than $9.6 million in economic impact and 156 jobs created or retained, according to its annual report. Also, Penn State students provided more than 4,100 hours of assistance to businesses to improve operations and processes.


6 February 2013, 7:48 pm
Alternative fuel use by the wood products industry could reduce the industry's dependence on fossil fuels and decrease its emissions. A new resource guide created by the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP), the Penn State College of Engineering, and the Mid-Atlantic Clean Energy Applications Center (MACEAC) promotes the use of one such alternative fuel: combined heat and power (CHP). CHP, also known as cogeneration, is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat from a single fuel source -- in this case, on-site waste products such as sawdust, wood shavings or bark.


14 March 2012, 6:11 pm
Pennsylvania manufacturers hoping to improve energy efficiency and cut down on the levels of carbon dioxide they emit can now get assistance from the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP). PennTAP is part of Penn State Outreach, the largest unified outreach organization in American higher education. Businesses that apply must be in the manufacturing sector and spend at least $1 million a year on energy costs.


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