The Innovators is a series about IUP students, faculty, and staff who are doing innovative things: new ideas, new ways of doing things, and new inventions.
As the world continues to buy electronics and get rid of them, recycling their parts could potentially create 1.5 million jobs. An IUP student and her research is uncovering an unseen health hazard lurking inside electronics recycling facilities.
If you judge the freshness of milk by the sell-by date, a better measure may be coming soon. Gregory Kenning, IUP professor of physics, has developed a sensor that can mimic the decay of milk and other products. Simply scanning the sensor, if applied
to the product’s packaging, one day could provide ultimate insight into a product’s remaining usable life.
Matthew Vetter is an assistant professor of English who studies Wikipedia and uses it in his classroom.
He’s found that asking students to write for Wikipedia increases their motivation and changes their attitudes about writing. And by teaching students how to edit Wikipedia, he empowers them to make Wikipedia better and more representative for everyone.
Joann Migyanka, a member of the Special Education faculty at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has taken her groundbreaking program that assists emergency first responders to have successful encounters with people with autism spectrum disorder to a
new community. She and colleagues have adapted what they know to provide training for the medical community.
Tyler Stanton is a maker. He's an MFA candidate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Carpentry Masonry Specialist in the 377th Army Corp of Engineers.Recently, he has blended these two aspects of his life by creating the Load-carrying
Band-saw Tool Kit, “L.B.T.K.,” a backpack tool kit for soldiers, complete with a band-saw and other tools to create artwork from materials found on location.