Learning Factory

PennTAP is a proud partner of the Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory

The Learning Factory provides undergraduate engineering students the opportunity to tackle real-world problems utilizing classroom engineering design knowledge and tools. PennTAP provides the Learning Factory engagement opportunities with businesses and organizations across the state of Pennsylvania. These projects, scoped and presented by sponsors, allow students to practically design or improve an idea that a business may not have the resources or manpower to tackle. Over the years, these engineering design capstone projects have provided proof-of-concept and prototype designs that have made a significant impact across the commonwealth.

The partnership between PennTAP and the Learning Factory began in 2014 as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (PA DCED) “Discovered in PA, Developed in PA” (D2PA) program. Through this program, PennTAP was able to partner with the Learning Factory to provide needed technical assistance to help move company ideas forward through design, proof-of-concept, and prototype assistance. This partnership aligns with President Barron’s imperatives to create unique opportunities for student engagement, entrepreneurship, and economic development.

Through Learning Factory’s support, PennTAP can provide clients an opportunity to engage with the Penn State College of Engineering across most engineering disciplines including, but not limited to, computer science and engineering, biomedical, mechanical, electrical, material science, energy, chemical, and industrial engineering.

Contact PennTAP to learn how your business can collaborate with the Learning Factory by sponsoring a team project.