Keeping it real

What happens when engineering professor Jim Hendrickson meets a Beaver alum who works at the nation's sixth-largest, coal-fired power plant? A learning experience, of course.

Bruce Mansfield Power Plant visit

Penn State Beaver Assistant Teaching Professor Jim Hendrickson's engineering students got a tour of the nation's sixth-largest, coal-fired power plant from an alumnus of the campus.

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.

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.

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.