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Horsham Township official Dennis Haggerty holds Stormbot, which Penn State Abington and Brandywine senior engineering students developed with guidance from Bob Avanzato, associate professor of engineering (right).


Evaluating the Results

Charles Liggett, a Penn State Abington senior in the multidisciplinary engineering program, and Horsham Public Works Director Dennis Haggerty review the Stormbot video on the console at the field test.

Robo-Inspector Fends Off Flooding

Purchasing a $60,000 mobile video robot to inspect stormwater pipes didn’t fit into Horsham Township’s budget. So officials turned to Abington engineering majors, who delivered Stormbot on time and way, way under budget.
MRO Steve Hynes

'Undercover Boss' twist to Abington business challenge

An unidentified man observed as college teams presented their findings at the Penn State Abington business challenge. As the second group spoke, Stephen Hynes, a 1990 graduate, decided it was time to ditch the 'Undercover Boss'-ish anonymity he wanted when he sponsored the competition.

Philadelphia area campuses on heightened alert

Penn State, along with other universities that have a presence in the Philadelphia region, has learned from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that there have been vague threats on social media of violence at "a Philadelphia area University." The FBI indicated that similarly vague threats have been made on social media across the country in the last several days.
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Engineering program at Philadelphia area campuses earns accreditation

Eighteen engineering bachelor’s degree programs in the Colleges of Engineering and Earth and Mineral Sciences have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). ABET is the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.

Abington offers diversity tactics seminar to strengthen bottom line

Many executives aspire to describe their businesses as flexible, adaptable and durable. A crucial avenue toward achieving these goals is a diverse workforce. Research shows that innovative, productive and profitable businesses can trace their results to the successful partnership of workers with different backgrounds and experiences. The Business Case for Diversity: Tactical Strategies for C-Suite Executives in Health Care and the Private Sector will be offered March 15 by the Penn State Abington Office of Continuing Education to demonstrate critical tools to maximize and capitalize on diversity.