Experiential Digital Global Engagement, or EDGE, connects Penn State Beaver classes with their counterparts around the world through the use of technology. Paired classes create a project, and the professors and students work together throughout the semester.
EDGE began at Penn State Beaver with just a few faculty members participating in the program. Eleven faculty from five Penn State campuses have delivered a total of 13 EDGE courses between Spring 2018 and Spring 2020. Now, there are 47 faculty from 16 campuses either preparing to EDGE a class or learning more about the program for future involvement.
Penn State has 14 international partner institutions in various countries, including France, Morocco, Israel, and Khazakhstan. Recent projects have included developing an app to help farmers in Kazakhstan know when to plant crops and creating plans for food-delivery and money transfer services in Morocco.