News and Events

February 10, 2012

In the summer of 2011, The Penn State Center employed five interns focusing on various aspects of the Center's work. Two of the interns who became very engaged with community stakeholders were Lacie Schreiner, a landscape architecture major, and John Friend, a landscape contracting major.During Lacie's internship, one of her projects closely involved her in community dynamics concerning a design...

January 23, 2012

Penn State is pleased to offer an online Bachelor of Arts degree in Energy and Sustainability Policy (ESP), in a collaboration between the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, the Dutton e-Education Institute, and the World Campus.The BA in ESP emphasizes five competency areas: Energy Industry Knowledge, Sustainability Ethic, Global Perspective, Analytic Skills, and Communication Skills....

October 16, 2011

We welcome our newest part-time member to The Penn State Center — Cindy Hasenjager. As the renewable and alternative energy coordinator, Cindy will focus on several projects, including promoting qualified and consistent training in solar technologies and implementing approaches to home energy audits and retrofits that result in greater gains in energy efficiencies.She will work with both the...

October 16, 2011

The Penn State Center launched its 2011 Green Infrastructure Technical Workshop series in April with the Sustainable Sites Initiative Primer. Conducting the four-hour workshop was José Almiñana, a current member of the Technical Core Committee of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES), and his associate Laura Hansplant from Andropogen. Since the first workshop, the focus of the series has been...

October 16, 2011

The Penn State Center presented the "Be Green, Make Green" summer school program at four Pittsburgh public school locations. Summer Dreamers targeted middle-school students' summer slump by immersing them in a highly engaging learning environment and exploring sustainability in science and technology. The students had a wide variety of experiences. They started their own urban farm, learned ways...

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