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A student peers into a tomato plant searching for ripe fruti.

Campus garden helps to feed the community

What began as a class project is now a vital part of helping Beaver County fight food insecurity.
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.
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 photo of Russ Brignano sits beside books on a shelf.

In their own words

Beaver's African-American autobiography collection - the only one of its kind in the university system - is open to the public through a community borrower's card.
Inmates in Indiana stand in a common room to listen to a speaker.

Students forge a path for restorative justice

Five students from Penn State will help launch Bridges to Life, a restorative justice program, in Beaver County this spring.
Sophomore Nick Pelino paints a handprint on a window.

Penn State Beaver paints the town

Nearly 100 students and staff members from Penn State Beaver gathered in Aliquippa to clean and paint a few blighted city blocks.
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.
Penn State Beaver students take a break from volunteering to pose with the Franklin Center's Valerie McElvy.

Paint the town

As part of New Student Orientation, Beaver’s Class of 2020 will join community members and artists in Aliquippa to paint wooden pallets, which will then be affixed to broken windows and doors, turning a few blighted city blocks along Franklin Avenue into a sea of form and color.
A high school student conducts a lab experiment as part of the Beaver Science Challenge.

The times they are a-changin'

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, women hold a disproportionately smaller share of of STEM undergraduate degrees. The female STEM professors at Penn State Beaver are helping to change that.