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Learning Factory

The Learning Factory at Penn State is a collaborative maker space in the College of Engineering that supports “learning by doing” by providing the equipment and training for activities including metalwork, woodwork, CNC embroidery, additive manufacturing, and blacksmithing. Through support for first-year engineering design cornerstone activities, capstone projects, and a variety of other student coursework, the Learning Factory fosters University and industry partnerships and creates an environment where student design projects benefit real-world clients.  

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Sponsor a Learning Factory Capstone Project 

Impact undergraduate engineering education at Penn State and uncover new possibilities for your company by sponsoring a capstone design project for students in their final year of study. Support the next generation of world-class engineers by providing them with real-world engineering challenges to solve using the Learning Factory’s state-of-the-art design, prototyping, and fabrication facility. Learn More »

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