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State College in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

PENNSTAC

 
 
PENNSTAC Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 21, 2019
1. PENNSTAC Marker
Inscription.  The first fully functional electronic digital computer built by Penn State and among the first to be constructed on any college campus. Assembled 1953-55 by the Department of Electrical Engineering from parts donated by private industry, it proved to be an invaluable research tool for many disciplines and presaged widespread academic applications of computers.
 
Erected by Penn State Alumni Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1953.
 
Location. 40° 47.676′ N, 77° 51.849′ W. Marker is in State College, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker can be reached from Burrowes Road north of West College Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 26), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: State College PA 16801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Driver Education (within shouting distance of this marker); Ionospheric Research (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wake Turbulence (about 400 feet away); Penn State Obelisk
PENNSTAC Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 21, 2019
2. PENNSTAC Marker
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(about 400 feet away); Armory (about 400 feet away); Old Willow (about 500 feet away); Evan Pugh (about 500 feet away); Pattee Mall American Elms (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in State College.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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