Berks Engineering

Reading High students to learn about engineering

Penn State Berks students in the college’s FiERCE program (Futures in Engineering: Role-models Can Empower) will host Reading High School 10th graders for an interactive engineering workshop from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31.

Trimatis selected for The Great Social Enterprise Pitch

A team from Penn State Berks has been selected as one of 10 finalists in the Great Social Enterprise Pitch, an idea incubator and business plan competition for concepts that use a business model and revenues to have a positive social or environmental impact. The student-faculty team, Trimatis, recycles plastic waste for use in 3-D printing. Working with the Langan LaunchBox, they were able to develop their business plans

FirstEnergy Foundation boosts student research at Penn State

The FirstEnergy Foundation, solely funded by FirstEnergy Corp., has donated $175,000 to support the Penn State College of Engineering’s Learning Factory Senior Capstone Design Projects at the University Park, Behrend and Berks campuses. The gift includes $25,000 of direct support for student research in the Penn State Berks Learning Factory.

Berks engineering team is finalist in Inc.U competition

Two Penn State Berks engineering students are tackling the issue of plastic waste by using it as filament for 3-D printers. Their team, Trimatis, is one of six finalists competing in this year’s Inc.U competition, sponsored by Penn State’s Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP). The finalists earned a spot on WPSU’s "The Investment" television show where they will pitch their ideas in a "Shark Tank"-style format to a panel of judges for a chance to win investment funding. The show will air on WPSU-TV on April 7.