Penn State requires all students, faculty, staff, and visitors — regardless of vaccination status — to wear masks indoors at all campuses. Learn more about Penn State's health guidelines.

Upskilling/reskilling learners to engage in real-world experiences

History was made this week, as we wrapped up our inaugural Summer Program! Our last week of the program focused on soft skills, which are the interpersonal skills — such as communication, emotional intelligence, and problem solving — that help set all of us up for success in any situation.

Be your own boss: Learners see what it takes to become an entrepreneur

Week five of our Summer Program focused on entrepreneurship, and learners explored a wide variety of career and entrepreneurship opportunities and experienced first-hand the importance of diverse networks when expanding their future career and personal pathways.

Partnering to help learners design and lead a purposeful life

On the first day of the Readiness Institute Summer Program, learners were asked to raise their hand if they want to be successful. Not only did every rising high school senior raise their hand, but they did so with confidence and pride, with a fearlessness and sense of purpose. To create an environment that allows learners to thrive and achieve success, we need…

Empowering learners to achieve community and future readiness through digital agency

During the third week of the Readiness Institute Summer Program, learners experienced firsthand how digital media can empower people to act as agents of change and discovered the skills, attitudes, and values needed to make the world a better place.   

Readiness Institute at Penn State joins space leaders to prepare learners for the future

Education, industry, and community partners unveiled a new space initiative designed to build on existing programs and create new experiences for learners to achieve community and future readiness.

Readiness Institute at Penn State, Mark Cuban to host AI Bootcamp in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that future readiness can be dependent on technology. The Readiness Institute (RI) at Penn State is teaming up with Mark Cuban, entrepreneur, owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, co-owner of 2929 Entertainment, chairman of AXS-TV and investor on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” to be sure Pittsburghers can level up…

Messages of hope from students in 30 countries launch the Hope Moonshot

PITTSBURGH — The Readiness Institute (RI) at Penn State, a Penn State Outreach service, is embarking on a mission to foster hope among people around the world with its launch of the Hope Moonshot program. More than 30 countries have submitted hopes so far and for one area school district, it means all students on…