July 2023 — Graham Center Office open for Business alongside Knowledge Park
The Graham Center for Collaborative Innovation has established headquarters within the newly-opened Diehl House, where initial Knowledge Park partners are now at work. There, the Graham Center will work with those partners to enrich our students’ learning experience and establish key faculty partnerships. The Graham Center offices are located alongside our first Knowledge Park partners, and illustrate this key site for collaboration.
Firinne Research — a contract lab that brings over 50 years of combined experience in research and development, and which will work with students not only in chemistry, but business, marketing, technical writing, and other fields.
MRG Labs — first an anchor tenant of the J. D. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship, this analytical chemistry company provides lab services with the mission of assisting maintenance professionals with the health and longevity of machinery. MRG will continue to offer opportunities for students across disciplines, and this ongoing partnership demonstrates the value of the J. D. Brown Center’s work. Now, with the adjacent Knowledge Park, incubated companies have a site to which they might choose to fledge, keeping opportunities for our students right here in York.
Dynamic Family Narratives — a cutting-edge creative agency specializing in the
creation of immersive digital narratives for both families and businesses, this Knowledge
Park tenant opens a wealth of opportunities for students in wide range of fields,
including for example design, writing, Public History, and technology. Creating
narratives is a key skill for all disciplines, as stories arise from creative fields, from
business, and from analysis of data. All need this valuable skill.
These are just the first of the industry partners who will offer York College students
opportunities to learn by doing. Many more will be joining us in early 2024, as the first Phase of the Knowledge Park building opens!