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Students Work to Educate Pennsylvanians about Benefits of Renewable Energy

Penn State Center Pittsburgh’s City Semester students are working virtually on the Pennsylvania Solar Center’s Renew PA Works campaign in an effort to educate Pennsylvanians about the benefits of renewable energy, including job creation. Sharon Pillar, founder and executive director of the Pennsylvania Solar Center — a nonprofit organization committed to helping Pennsylvania businesses, nonprofits…

Landscape Architecture Project Develops Plans to Improve Parts of Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — Students in the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program at Penn State made the community their classroom by designing a system of restorative and interactive public spaces in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Hazelwood. Their project is a collaboration between the Penn State Center Pittsburgh, the College of Arts and Architecture, and most importantly, the…

Newsletter Spotlight: Jordyn Hinkle

Get to know more about Jordyn Hinkle, a 2020 Penn State graduate (Earth Science and Policy major, minor in Sustainability Leadership) and former participant in Penn State Center Pittsburgh’s City Semester program. Jordyn joined 3 other students in the fall of 2018 for the program and became an ambassador for City Semester upon her return…

CITY Program at Home

During the school year, a group of Pittsburgh high school students met twice a week at the Penn State Center Pittsburgh to explore their future and improve their community. The students were a part of the Community Innovation Training for Youth (CITY) program, which aims to provide local students with a unique out-of-classroom learning experience…

Pittsburgh Landscape Architecture Studio Spring 2020 Goes Virtual

For spring semester 2020, Penn State Center Pittsburgh helped landscape architecture students from Ken Tamminga’s Landscape Architecture Design and Theory V (LARCH 414) course with their Pittsburgh Studio project by connecting them to the neighborhood of Hazelwood. At the beginning of the semester, students met with residents and partner organizations to discuss the future of three sites in the community — Hazelwood Green, Southwest Hazelwood, and Gladstone to…

Top 10 Reasons to Participate in City Semester

The City Semester Pittsburgh program is an immersive experience for Penn State students to live and learn in a dynamic city. Students in the program are placed with a community partner for an internship, joining other program cohorts for a 400-level course in urban sustainability, and building a professional network in the community. Following are…

Professional Industry Courses

It is imperative that industry professionals be constantly learning in their fields and staying on top of the latest trends and updates in their regions. Penn State Center Pittsburgh provides engaging opportunities throughout the year for professionals in design, landscape architecture, infrastructure, and similar fields to attend training courses and industry events to expand their…

CITY Student Kickoff

Two days a week, a group of high school students has been gathering after school at Penn State Center Pittsburgh to explore the future, learn from others, and make an impact through CITY. Each school year, the CITY (Community Innovation Training for Youth) program provides students with unique out-of-classroom learning experiences and aims to help…