New Portfolio Tool from Live It Benefits Students and Prospective EmployersKerry Small is issuing an invitation to an intentional college experience. His platform, Live It, is a three-dimensional portfolio allowing users to create, capture, and share not just their credentials, but themselves. What results is a collective representation of experiences that shape students’ development; it’s a story of the people they become across the pursuit of a college degree; it’s the vision of the futures they will create after graduation.

The ultimate goal of the platform is to provide employers and their prospective employees—college students—with a better system for getting to know each other to evaluate the quality of a future relationship. Students have a platform for organizing and sharing a broad portfolio of activities that complement their studies, and employers see a depth of information about students’ engagement during their college years that provides a depth of knowledge greater than a transcript and a resume.

Many Promising Matches Made at the Venture & IP Conference

Invent Penn State’s Venture & IP Conference brought over 500 investors, inventors, and start-ups together on October 6 and 7. It was an opportunity for the best and brightest of Penn State’s students and researchers—as well as local residents and researchers and companies from across the country—to seek investment, licensing, or collaboration to further their already impressive work.

Click below for the coverage from the event.

Pure Cane Sugar Front Woman Finds Second Passion as PSU Tech TrainerHow does a full-time musician fall into a techy job at Penn State University? Kate Twoey says that due in part to the financial crisis of 2008, she took a day job to supplement her music career and she hasn’t looked back since.

Kate’s Work

For the past seven years, in addition to continuing her music career, Kate has worked as an Instructional Production Specialist for Penn State’s World Campus. The World Campus is PSU’s online learning platform that offers students all around the world the opportunity to earn certificates, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees from Penn State entirely online.

Q&A with Lee Erickson, Chief Amplifier of Happy Valley LaunchBox We caught up with Lee Erickson, Chief Amplifier of Happy Valley LaunchBox, for details about the fall and spring bootcamp sessions. She also shared some highlights from the last few months.

Click below for an exclusive interview with Lee Erickson and a closer look at the bootcamp sessions and her role at Happy Valley LaunchBox.

Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference: The Significance and ImpactNew Investment Showcase will move Brilliant Ideas from Imaginations to Markets

Invent Penn State is pleased to usher in an exciting new event—the first ever Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference. The goal of the event is to bring together promising technology companies from across the country with investors seeking ground-floor investment opportunities. This is an exclusive forum for industry, investors, and start-ups to see disruptive innovations from Penn State’s faculty and student entrepreneurs as well as alumni start-ups. This inaugural event will showcase groundbreaking innovations, intellectual property, start-ups, and technology companies from sectors including life sciences, agriculture, energy, materials, advanced manufacturing, educational technology, and communications.

Learn more about what this conference means for the Centre Region.