In conjunction with their efforts to bring STEM education and innovation to the area, Penn State New Kensington in partnership with the Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland have created their Digital Foundry – a unique digital lab and innovation center. The Foundry will be the place for entrepreneurs, students, and makers to access and explore modern digital tools and techniques.
Outfitted with state-of-the-art tech, the Digital Foundry lab will house hardware and software stations, virtual and augmented reality spaces, an Industry 4.0 factory simulator and a maker space production area.
The lab will also serve as a regional center for teaching and learning related to the technological advances being made throughout several different industries. Alongside Penn State New Kensington students, the greater New Kensington community will have access to tools to upgrade their skill sets to adapt to new technologies.