Student Showcase

This exciting event features Penn State Altoona students from various disciplines showcasing their work through presentations to the business community. It’s an opportunity for the community to see firsthand the fine work and talent at Penn State Altoona, while building the students’ communication and networking skills. This event brings students and community members together to build lasting relationships.

Students will present in the areas of business, electro-mechanical engineering technology, and security and risk analysis.

Spring 2018 Student Showcase

Friday, April 27, 2018
8:45 a.m. — 2:30 p.m.
Devorris Downtown Center, 1431 – 12th Avenue | Altoona, PA

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
EMET Project Demonstrations
Force Advanced Technology Center, Ivyside Campus

A business student reflects on his internship experience

Fall 2017 Student Showcase

Penn State Altoona held its 2017 fall Business, Engineering, and Information Sciences and Technology Student Showcase event Friday, December 8, 2017, in which students from various disciplines showcased their work through presentations to the college and local business community.

Students from the electro-mechanical engineering technology program presented and demonstrated their senior capstone projects, while those studying business presented on their internship and research opportunities. Students in the security and risk analysis program presented on their internships and course projects.

The first phase of the Pechter Business Plan Competition also took place. Out of six teams of competitors, four were selected to move on to the next phase: Aaron Wagner, Cristina Ortiz, and Scott Glen with Genesis; Nick Swetkowski, Donovan O’Hearn, and Seth Mason with Uconnect; Hunter Lewis and Sam Evans with Prospect, and Kayla Boucher with Organic Bubble. The competition, established by Penn State Altoona benefactor Shirley Pechter, consists of a four-phase process for students to take ideas from concept through a feasibility study/market analysis to a full business plan. Local business leaders judged the competition, basing their evaluations on the feasibility of the proposed businesses, the business overviews, and presentations. The students moving on in the competition will work on their plans in the business incubator throughout the spring semester at the Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence, creating detailed descriptions of their business concepts, potential market, and likely competitors. During the spring 2018 Student Showcase, first, second, and third place winners will be selected and receive a monetary award.

The Student Showcase is presented by the Division of Business, Engineering, and Information Sciences and Technology, the Altoona Blair County Development Corporation, and the Blair County Chamber of Commerce. Check out photos and read about Project Blue Horizon, the first EMET capstone project at Penn State Altoona to be sponsored by Lockheed Martin. Visit our Flickr page to see more photos from the day.

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