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Posted 18 November 2014 | 9:47 pm
Stephanie Koons October 16, 2014UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In the past several years, students enrolled in Jim Jansen’s class at Penn State’s (IST) have placed highly in the international competition by creating successful online marketing campaigns for businesses and building …

Posted 13 November 2014 | 10:43 pm
October 31, 2014UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) officially kicks off on Nov. 16 and runs through Nov. 20 at Penn State.GEW is a week-long series of events designed to inspire people to explore their potential as self-starters …

Posted 17 October 2014 | 12:49 pm
…Four teams placed as semi-finalists. Almost all of the businesses for which the students designed campaigns were from Pennsylvania, Jansen said, and several of those businesses are part of Penn State’s (PennTAP), which engages and empowers Pennsylvania organizations through technical …

Posted 14 August 2014 | 3:01 pm
Students in Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology will return to classrooms at University Park in a few weeks, armed with new knowledge and specialized skills, after a summer internship experience developed by the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program.  …

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Posted 10 July 2014 | 12:35 pm
Executives at Kurtz Bros. in Clearfield have built a strong relationship over time with the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP).The school supplies, equipment and furniture distributor recently opened its doors to a group of students who conducted an energy audit …

Posted 7 July 2014 | 1:14 pm
Executives at Kurtz Brothers in Clearfield have built a strong relationship over time with the . The school supplies, equipment and furniture distributor recently opened its doors to a group of students who conducted an energy audit of the facility …

Posted 3 June 2014 | 8:37 pm

Posted 13 May 2014 | 1:45 pm
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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.


19 December 2011, 3:40 pm
What's the recipe for a successful bakery? Sandi Smith, of Palmyra, Pa., says Penn State has given her most of the ingredients through the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP). See how Smith combines PennTAP knowledge with her baking expertise to make Sandi's Breads a hot business. Penn State for PA (PSU4PA) tells the stories of Pennsylvania residents whose businesses and communities have been transformed by Penn State teaching, research and service.


30 September 2011, 5:36 pm
Warren Weaver, a senior sustainability specialist with the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP), has been awarded the P2 Champion Award by the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR).


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