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Posted 21 April 2014 | 3:06 pm
The Learning Factory and College of Engineering Design Showcase was featured in the Department of Community & Economic Development News (April 2014).  Read it  .

Posted 21 April 2014 | 1:40 pm
Our grad assistant, Stef Davis, just wrapped up her PennTAP engaged scholarship

Posted 16 April 2014 | 3:07 pm
PennTAP led the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) on a tour of the Learning Factory (via our help with Betsy Lockwood and the SEDA-COG team). Read all about it on .

Posted 3 April 2014 | 3:59 pm

Posted 27 March 2014 | 4:14 pm

Posted 20 March 2014 | 8:24 pm
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Any organization that handles, uses or stores hazardous chemicals — from nail salons and funeral homes to contractors and manufacturers — must comply with the latest version of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard …

Posted 20 March 2014 | 2:00 pm
CLEARFIELD, CLEARFIELD COUNTY – Penn State students got to learn energy audits first-hand.University Park students toured Kurtz Brothers in Clearfield. They were learning how to use energy auditing tools and looking for leaks in the air compressors to make them …

Posted 20 March 2014 | 1:49 pm

Posted 13 March 2014 | 3:34 pm
UNIVERSITY PARK — Any organization that handles, uses or stores hazardous chemicals — from nail salons and funeral homes to contractors and manufacturers — must comply with the latest version of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication …

Posted 13 March 2014 | 3:28 pm
UNIVERSITY PARK — Two manufacturers working with the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) at Penn State have received certification from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for significantly reducing their energy use.Mack Trucks’ Macungie Cab and Vehicle Assembly plant and …

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).


11 February 2011, 9:47 pm
The Wind Application Center at Penn State is now accepting applications for Pennsylvania's new Wind for Schools project. The program aims to engage rural elementary and secondary school teachers and students in wind energy education while educating college students about wind energy applications.


7 February 2011, 7:28 pm
Engineers and maintenance professionals in business and industry have an opportunity to learn best practices in motor systems management at a one-day U.S. Department of Energy training session being offered at 8 a.m. Feb. 25 at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. The workshop is designed to teach attendees how to save energy, money and improve productivity.


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