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Spring 2021 Afternoon Commencement Ceremony

Penn State Altoona celebrated the achievements of the spring 2021 graduating class with two commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 8. The afternoon ceremony honored students from the Division of Arts and Humanities and the Division of Business, Engineering, and Information Sciences and Technology.

Spring 2021 Morning Commencement Ceremony

Penn State Altoona celebrated the achievements of the spring 2021 graduating class with two commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 8. The morning ceremony honored students from the Division of Education, Human Development, and Social Sciences and the Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

Remote Automated Hot Water System

Remote Automated Hot Water System
Student Tyler Travis
The project is going to be used for people in remote locations who need hot water. The system is solar-powered so it can be off of the grid. It will be fully automated so there is no need for someone to complete the process all the person has to do is click start. The solar panels will stay in line with the sun throughout the day.
Project Adviser: Mr. Craig Brennecke

Automated Telescope

Automated Telescope
Students Bryan Zeigler and Cory Curfman
A telescope that automatically aligns to a variety of celestial objects. A touch screen program displays a selection of objects that a user can select and the telescope will move into the proper alignment to see the selected object.
Project Adviser: Mr. Craig Brennecke

Tour Device

Tour Device
Students Angel Beverly and Corey McCreary
The Alternative Tour redefines the thought process of in-person tours. This device is a virtual platform where advanced technology recreates tours as if it was happening on site.
Project Advisers: Mr. Craig Brennecke and Mr. Paul Cooney

Automated Golf Club

Automated Golf Club
Students Shane Crider, Matthew Yahner, Riley Harris, and Aaron Crain
A golf club that will take the place of an iron set and will be able to rotate to the proper loft angle to match certain golf clubs.
Project Adviser: Mr. Craig Brennecke

Mini-Baja Frame Stress Test

Mini-Baja Frame Stress Test
Students Deric Blackie, Hunter Johnson, Lillie McCoy, and Alec Steinbauer
A test apparatus for static testing the stress and strain of a Mini-Baja frame chassis. The design is intended to accommodate a variety of different frame sizes so future frames can be tested.
Project Adviser: Dr. Peter Shull and Mr. Craig Brennecke