Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence - Penn State Altoona

Student Showcase

Presented by the Donald and Nancy Devorris Entrepreneurship Program Endowment

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, December 9, 2016

8:45 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Devorris Downtown Center, 1431 - 12th Avenue in Altoona, PA

2:30 — 4:30 p.m.
EMET Project Demonstrations
Force Advanced Technology Center, Ivyside Campus


Student Showcase Agenda
Time Event
8:45 a.m.Welcome
Dr. Barbara Wiens-Tuers
Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Dr. Lori J. Bechtel-Wherry
Chancellor and Dean
9:00 – 10:20 a.m.Presentations
See room schedules
10:20 - 10:40 a.m.Break
10:40 a.m. – NoonPresentations
11:45 a.m.Announcement of Pechter Business Plan Competition Results
Devorris Classroom 3
Noon – 12:40 p.m.Networking Lunch at Heritage Discovery Center
A networking lunch provided for students, business leaders, community members, faculty, and guests in Altoona Heritage Discovery Center
12:40 p.m.Presentations
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.Business Internship and Research Poster Presentation
3rd Floor Penn Building
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology Project Demonstrations
Ralph and Helen Force Advanced Technology Center, Ivyside campus

Please feel free to move between presentations.

Security and Risk Analysis Internship/Capstone Project Presentations

Devorris Classroom 1

SRA Presentations
Time Event
9:40 a.m.Jonathan Willett
HSS: Hybrid Security System for Securing Automobile Networks
10:00 a.m.Joe Pfeffer
Evaluating the Security Controls of Cloud Service Providers using Third Party Auditors
10:20 a.m.BREAK
10:40 a.m.Tyler Vasbinder
St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences Internship
11:00 a.m.Hannah Roddy
Server Room Internship
11:20 a.m.Joe Hazlett
Best Buy Internship
11:40 a.m.Ron Brown*
Tussey Mountain School District Internship

*Denotes scholarship recipient

Senior EMET Project Presentations

Devorris Auditorium

EMET Presentations
Time Event
9:00 a.m.Reginald Cook and Kyle Imbrescia
Silhouette Cutting Table Modification
Advisor: Dr. Christopher Martin
9:20 a.m.Jacob Healy and Shawn Marino
Delta Robot
Advisor: Mr. Bruce Muller
9:40 a.m.William Mills and Avery Welsh
Quiet Lightning: The Wind Boosted EV
Advisor: Mr. Adam Plucinski
10:00 a.m.Alexander Gehl*, David Leberfinger*, and Vada Palochko
Camless Engine
Advisor: Ms. Jennilyn Vallejera
10:20 a.m.BREAK
10:40 a.m.Mackenzie Flasher and John McMahon
Motor Protection & Phasor Measurement Relay Panel
Advisor: Mr. Stephen Dillen
11:00 a.m.Jeffrey Frank and Daniel Stewart
Solar Tracking System
Advisor: Dr. Sohail Anwar
11:20 a.m.Alex Diehl, Benjamin Hoover, and Cameron O'Connell
Design of an Efficient Micro Wind Turbine
Advisor: Dr. Sohail Anwar
11:40 a.m.Corey Donnelly, Zachary Eshelman*, and Tyler Lozinak
Drill Bot
Advisor: Mr. Michael Beam
12:40 p.m.Andrew Berzansky and Brandon Thomas
Automated Water System for Agriculture
Advisor: Dr. Patrick Drummond
1:00 p.m.Geena Bruce and Joseph Dearmitt
Portable Wind Turbine
Advisor: Mr. Richard Singer
1:20 p.m.Robert Frank and Alex Steve
Dual Utility Power Mechanism
Advisor: Mr. Richard Singer
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.EMET Demonstrations
Ralph and Helen Force Advanced Technology Center, Ivyside campus

*Denotes scholarship recipient

Pechter Business Plan Competition

Devorris Classroom 3

Pechter Business Plan Competition
Time Event
9:00 a.m.Dominic Pezzotti, Tom Leary, and Ben Shetler
9:20 a.m.Kevin Whalen and Mike Komorowski
Keystone Media Network
9:40 a.m.Luke Hallman and Jason Kanowitz
Professional Supplies Hub
10:00 a.m.Nicholas Unis*
UnisBrands LLC
10:20 a.m.BREAK
10:40 a.m.Nikolas Anderson* and Gregory Richards
11:00 a.m.Jason Kanowitz and Luke Hallman
Speedy Delights
11:45 a.m.Announcement of Competition Results

*Denotes scholarship recipient

Business Internship and Research Poster Presentations

3rd Floor Penn Building | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Frank Amabile, Jacob Byers, and Eric Maholtz
Lockheed Martin Research Project

Catherine Anderson
Downtown Altoona Business Community

Tyler Dodson*
New Pig Corporation

Tom Donnellan
Carlisle Construction Materials

Max Glasson
Family Video

Lindsay Goldinger

Luke Hallman
Penn State Altoona - Research

Christopher Hawn
U.S. Army Contracting Command

Jesse Ickes
Hancock Group, Inc.

Alexis Koelle
Young, Oakes, Brown & Co., P.C.

Justin Kratz
Delaware County Transportation Management Association

Dylan Leazier
Wilham, Inc

Victoria Liebal*

Victoria Long
UR IT Magazine

Scott Miller
Stuckey Ford and Subaru

Matthew Parsley
Rite Aid

Chelsea Rice
Maher Duessel Certified Public Accountants

Scott Springer
Lancaster Archery Supply

Phillip Tucker
Penn State Altoona - Research

Jared Wood*
Food Service Solutions, Inc.

*Denotes scholarship recipient