Penn State New Kensington, in collaboration with the Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland, has established the Digital Foundry as part of their commitment to advancing education and innovation in the region. The Digital Foundry is a place for entrepreneurs, innovators, and makers to access and explore modern digital tools and techniques.
The Foundry is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to facilitate learning and collaboration, and houses hardware and software stations, virtual and augmented reality spaces, an Industry 4.0 factory simulator, and a maker space. The facility not only caters to the educational needs of Penn State New Kensington students but also serves as a regional center for teaching and learning related to the technological advances being made throughout several different industries. Alongside students, the greater New Kensington community will have access to tools to upgrade their skill sets to adapt to new technologies, invigorating not only the college campus but also the surrounding community.
By granting access to these tools and resources, the Foundry enables the community to keep up with the latest advancements. The Digital Foundry Lab at Penn State New Kensington is a ground-breaking, innovative space that promotes furthered education. It serves as a platform to leverage trailblazing digital tools, while also acting as a regional center for teaching and learning.