Start the Semester with our Technology Bucket List

Angela Kendall

The weather is cooling down, football season is just around the corner, and campuses across Penn State are buzzing with activity—the fall semester has officially begun! As you settle into the school year (whether it’s for your first or final semester), check out this bucket list of technology resources to take advantage of during your time at Penn State:

Create a 3-D print in the Maker Commons

The Maker Commons offers 3-D printing at no additional cost to any member of the Penn State community at all campuses. Need help finding printable files or preparing your item for printing? Visit the Maker Commons website to submit a 3-D print and find support resources.

Learn a new skill through

Boost your public speaking skills or learn to play the banjo with free high-quality video tutorials from Created by industry experts, tutorials can help you expand skills in such topics as HTML coding, communications, photography, and more. Log in to with your Penn State Access Account to start learning!

Preserve your college memories with unlimited cloud storage via Box

Upload your photos, files, and more to Box at Penn State for secure, cloud-based storage. With unlimited storage space available, Box can help you clean up your computer clutter and ensure your files remain accessible from any location in the world. Visit the Box at Penn State website to get started.

Develop a new idea or prototype in the Invention Studio

If you’re a student at University Park, explore the Invention Studio in W138 Pattee Library for rapid prototyping with littleBits technology. Make an appointment on the Invention Studio website.

Download free or discounted software through Software at Penn State

Did you know Software at Penn State offers programs like Microsoft Office, MATLAB, and Symantec antivirus for free or at a discounted cost to Penn State students? These discounts aren’t available after graduation, so visit the Software at Penn State website today to view available programs.

Film a video in a One Button Studio

Available at a growing number of Penn State campus locations, One Button Studios take the guesswork out of video production. Using a simplified production setup, One Button Studios can help you create high-quality video projects without needing any previous multimedia experience. For more information, visit the One Button Studio website.