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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.

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.