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Integrative Studies Seed Grants awarded to faculty across University

The Office for General Education has announced this year’s seed grants to support the development of Integrative Studies courses. The awarded proposals are representative of a wide range of academic disciplines, and include proposals from faculty at Penn State campuses across the Commonwealth.
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$50K awarded to Abington for maker/innovation space

The Invent Penn State seed funding competition awarded $50,000 to Penn State Abington to advance development of a maker/innovation space, enhancing the entrepreneurial ecosystem at the college and the surrounding community. It will create a vibrant community resource that combines maker and co-working areas with an innovation and idea hub.
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No comfort zone: New learning mode challenges students, faculty

It's week three of a new interdisciplinary course at Penn State Abington, and the students and team of instructors are shifting paradigms, thinking outside of boxes, and working out of their comfort zones. But how does one process emotionally and socially a completely new way of thinking and working? Posts on the course website provide some insight.
Joe Oakes

New Abington course models integrated teaching

C. Pierce Salguero set the bar high on the first day of a new class, LA497, at Penn State Abington: "This will be one of the most interesting and exciting courses any of you will ever take in college." With that bold statement, Salguero and his seven teaching teammates started down a rabbit hole of sorts, immersing 24 hand-picked students in a groundbreaking model of integrated teaching and learning.