Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence - Penn State Altoona

Student Showcase

This is an exciting event that will feature Penn State Altoona students from various disciplines who will showcase their work through presentations to the business community. It's an opportunity for the community to see firsthand the fine work and talent at Penn State Altoona, while building the students' communication and networking skills. This event brings students and community together to build lasting relationships.

Student Showcase
Friday, APril 29, 2016

8:45 a.m. — 3 p.m.
Devorris Downtown Center, 1431 - 12th Avenue in Altoona, PA

3:00 — 5:00 p.m.
EMET Project Demonstrations
Force Advanced Technology Center, Ivyside Campus

PHOTOS: Fall 2015 Student Showcase

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Penn State Altoona held its fall semester Student Showcase event Friday, December 11, 2015, in which students from various disciplines showcased their work through presentations to the college and local business communities. The event is an opportunity for the Blair county business community to see firsthand the work and talent of students while building the students' communication and networking skills. Students and visitors alike shared a networking luncheon.

Students from the Electro-Mechanical Engineering program presented and demonstrated their senior projects, while those studying business presented on their internship opportunities. Students in the Security and Risk Analysis program presented on their internships and course projects.

Four teams of students were also selected to move forward in the Pechter Business Plan Competition. The competition, established by Penn State Altoona benefactor Shirley Pechter, consists of a four-phase process for students to take ideas from concept through a feasibility study/market analysis to a full business plan. Local business leaders judged the competition, basing their evaluations on the feasibility of the proposed businesses, the business overviews, and presentations.The students moving on in the competition will work on their plans in the business incubator at the Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence, creating detailed descriptions of their business concepts, potential market, and likely competitors. Students moving on are Justin Merrell with his business idea Recursion by Adiaon, Kyla Boucher, Luke Hallman, Mark Cassarly, and Jesse Baird with EM-Vapes, Jason Kanowitz and Brandon Murray with Tile Curver, and Jacob Byers, Christopher Ryba, and Nick Sherlock with Project SolWind. Winners of the competition will be announced during the spring 2016 Student Showcase.

The Student sShowcase is presented by the Division of Business, Engineering, and Information Sciences and Technology.

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