Published on May 28, 2015
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf joins Penn State President Eric J. Barron from the state capitol in this special edition. The one-on-one conversation focuses on several topics ranging from Penn State's role in the state economy and the governor's plan for higher education funding.
Published on Apr 22, 2015
For undergraduate students interested in coming up with the next great idea or becoming their own boss, Penn State is paving the way with programs designed to develop entrepreneurs. The university has its share of success stories — especially among recent graduates who have founded their own companies. On this episode of "Higher Education in Focus," Penn State President Eric Barron and WPSU's Patty Satalia talk to a pair of Penn State alumni and entrepreneurs, Matt Brezina and Chris Fanini, about their successes and the Penn State Summer Founders Program. Brezina and Fanini will also share their advice for budding entrepreneurs.
Published on Mar 20, 2015
In the second of a three-part series, WPSU’s Patty Satalia will talk one-on-one with Penn State President Eric Barron about converting Penn State research and innovation into an economic engine for the state. The $30 million Invent Penn State initiative broadly aims to spur economic development, create jobs, and promote student career success
Published on Feb 20, 2015
Penn State wants students to think more like entrepreneurs. A new initiative called Invent Penn State is aimed at bolstering the state’s economy AND promoting student career success. How? By getting new ideas out of university labs and into the marketplace.