Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Road Scholars Tour

Penn State offers a really great program at the end of the semester for new and recently tenured faculty called the Road Scholar Tour. It alternates between the eastern side and western side of the state and gives faculty an opportunity to learn more about what the University is doing in different parts of the commonwealth either through agricultural extension, outreach, the campuses, or by alumni. I took advantage of the bus tour again as a recently tenured faculty member. We worked our way around the western part of the state May 11-13, 2009. The agenda was full and included the Johnstown Flood National Memorial, U.S. Steel Corporation Mon Valley Works, and the H. J. Heinz Global Innovation and Quality Center.

Here are some photos of places we went (where cameras were allowed).

Penn State Altoona

South Fork Dam, origin of the Johnstown Flood

The "World Famous" Horseshoe Curve

Horseshoe Curve museum

A train going around the Horseshoe Curve