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Penn State Beaver Up Close - The campus sign

When the P and the B from Penn State Beaver’s iconic “chimney stack” entrance sign went missing, the campus called on Senior Engineering Instructor Jim Hendrickson and two of his students to find a fix.

Campus entrance sign with pond and amphitheater in background.

Resourceful engineering students save iconic campus sign from demise

When the P and the B from Penn State Beaver’s iconic “chimney stack” entrance sign went missing, the campus called on Senior Engineering Instructor Jim Hendrickson and two of his students to find a fix.
Campus entrance sign with pond and amphitheater in background.

Beaver campus entrance sign

When the P and the B from Penn State Beaver’s iconic “chimney stack” entrance sign went missing, the campus called on Senior Engineering Instructor Jim Hendrickson and two of his students to find a fix.

The chimney stack entrance sign at the front of the Beaver campus.

entrance sign

Senior Instructor Jim Hendrickson and two of his engineering students, Leah Berry and Nicole Chemini, used maker lab tools and a little resourcefulness to save this iconic campus sign from demise.

ShopBot Buddy

Beaver engineering students have a new 'Buddy'

Two sophomore engineering students will be responsible for running Penn State Beaver's ShopBot Buddy, 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.
Engineering student Leah Berry records the ShopBot in action with her smart phone.

CNC router and Leah Berry

Sophomore engineering students Leah Berry, pictured, and Nicole Chemini will be responsible for running the Maker Lab's CNC router.

Jim Hendrickson build bathouses

Jim Hedrickson build bathouses

Beaver Senior Engineering Instructor Jim Hendrickson helps his engineering students build one of their designs last year.

Jim Hendrickson build bathouses

A grant will help Beaver engineering students

An Engineering Technology and Commonwealth Engineering Program Enhancement Grant will allow the Beaver campus to purchase a CNC router for engineering students to prototype their designs.