At Business Showcase 2022, held on campus in April, students from across the Black School of Business’ academic programs presented projects they had undertaken individually or in teams.
“These student projects were excellent examples of Open Lab learning, a hallmark of Penn State Behrend, which provides hands-on learning experiences for students, while also benefitting business, industry, and community partners,” said Dr. Greg Filbeck, director of the Black School of Business.
Among the presenters was Jaydne Marshall, a Management Information Systems student who recently started NannyBots & Projects, an online site that aims to make STEM education tools more affordable. The site sells a variety of STEM activity kits, such as a coin-swallowing robot and a hand-operated generator for as little as $6 per kit and offers classroom bundles of twenty kits for $75.
Marshall was inspired by her experiences as an early school student, struggling in STEM classes until she joined a robotics team in middle school, which gave her the opportunity to apply STEM concepts in a hands-on way. She recently made her first sale—fifty products to a STEM summer camp in Georgia.