Dan Coughlin's hands skip across his keyboard, then he reaches for the mouse. With just a few clicks, a week's worth of video lessons for the applications development class he teaches at University Park are uploaded, embedded and waiting for his students in Canvas.
Prompted by the industry demand for trained experts in additive manufacturing and design for additive manufacturing, Penn State is offering a new graduate certificate in additive manufacturing and design (AMD) through Penn State World Campus.
Many of the world's economies are sensitive to weather and climate hazards, and minimizing uncertainty has become a priority among leading commercial and government sectors. At the same time, access to real-time and historical weather data has never been more readily available. Penn State's online Graduate Certificate in Weather and Climate Analytics program is designed to address the emerging needs of corporate and government entities looking to integrate information gleaned from weather and climate data streams into their decision-making process.
This certificate was designed to help geospatial professionals become skillful developers of software for the GIS and mapping industries. These skills include the ability to script the automation of geospatial business processes, to develop custom user interface tools on top of existing desktop applications, and to author web-based mapping applications that support the exploration and analysis of geospatial datasets. Such skills are in high demand in the geospatial industry.
Ann Taylor always wanted the experiences of being Penn State University Faculty Senate chair but knew her job duties as assistant dean for distance learning and director of the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute wouldn't allow for the time commitment. So the guru of nontraditional learning found a way to make it work.
As the 2016 presidential election was heating up, the statistical news website FiveThirtyEight released a projection map asking what if only women voted; it quickly went viral on social media and was viewed millions of times. That viral cartography event, and what quickly followed, is the subject of research conducted by Anthony Robinson, assistant professor of geography..
Four new members were accepted this year into the Faculty Academy, which provides funding for educators to create engagement opportunities and models for students on the local, regional and national level.