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Academics Features
Boxes of food sit on the floor of the food bank warehouse.

Fixing the food crisis

Beaver faculty and students have received a Pepsi Mini Grant to fund the creation of a community garden, a digitized food map and a food rescue program.
A Lion Ambassador leads a group of alumni through the Michael Baker hallway.

Beaver opens renovated Michael Baker Building

Penn State Beaver officially reopened the Michael Baker Engineering and Sciences Building on Friday (Sept. 9), welcoming guests to tour the facility after its year-long, $8.7 million renovation.
Engineering student Leah Berry records the ShopBot in action with her smart phone.

Engineering students have a new "Buddy"

The ShopBot Buddy is a $12,000 piece of equipment capable of taking the flat drawings and computer-aided models students create in their freshman engineering classes and actually producing them, and then exactly reproducing them.
Penn State Beaver Assistant Professor of IST Richard Lomotey gives a lecture.

Dr. Richard Lomotey: His research is good for your health

Lomotey applies mobile solutions to real-world problems like health care.
Matt Morgan speaks with a community member after his speech.

"Building Hope" with a vision and a grant

Penn State Beaver AOJ Instructor LaVarr McBride received a Schreyer Institute grant, and he's hoping the resulting program will help crime victims and offenders connect and heal.
Gretchen Samchuck works with a student

Gretchen Samchuck: Academic adviser

Helping students settle on a course for their life and their college career is what drives Gretchen Samchuck.
Keith Willson with two students

Dr. Keith Willson: From industry to the classroom

Physics instructor takes his real-world experience into the classroom to challenge students to ask questions.
Leo Takahashi works with three students

Leo Takahashi: It's all physics

After nearly 50 years of teaching physics to Penn State Beaver students, Leo Takahashi is still challenging students to succeed in his classes.
Mari Pierce teaching class

Dr. Mari Pierce: Opinions matter

Administration of Justice professor loves being at a small campus and working with students who aren't afraid to voice their opinions.
Tiffany MacQuerrie teaches an English class

Tiffany MacQuarrie: Building confidence

English instructor was a student at Beaver before returning to teach