Learning Factory

We are a proud partner of the Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory 

The Learning Factory provides Penn State undergraduate engineering students the opportunity to tackle real-world problems utilizing classroom engineering design knowledge and tools. We provide businesses and organizations across the state of Pennsylvania opportunities to engage with engineering students through Learning Factory projects. These projects, scoped and presented by business 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. 

Our partnership with 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, we were 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, our team 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 us to learn how your business can collaborate with the Learning Factory by sponsoring a team project.