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PA State Data Center helps harness information

The world is awash with information – so much so it can be mind-boggling. But a center housed on the Penn State Harrisburg campus helps organizations, businesses, legislators and non-profits make sense of all that data.
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High school students get a hands on look at STEM at Harrisburg summer camp

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology (SSET) hosted the second STEM Summer Enrichment Program, a free summer camp for high school juniors and seniors, from June 12 through 23. Thirty-three students from 18 different Pennsylvania schools attended the program.

Douds and Ahlin book examines correctional policies

Anne Douds, lecturer in criminal justice, and Eileen Ahlin, assistant professor of criminal justice, both at Penn State Harrisburg, have recently had their book, “Rethinking America’s Correctional Policies: Commonsense Choices from Uncommon Voices,” published by Lexington Books.

CAIMS and Middletown Area School District to bring coding to the classroom

The Middletown Area School District in Middletown, Pennsylvania, this spring brought coding to their schools through a partnership with the Capital Area Institute for Science and Mathematics (CAIMS) at Penn State Harrisburg.
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Not just the Amish

From the Christmas tree to hex signs, the Easter bunny to Groundhog Day, Pennsylvania Germans, have had a profound effect on American culture. Among the earliest American settlers, they still abide as an American folk group. Penn State folklorist and historian Simon Bronner recently spoke with us about current directions in the study of this distinctive culture.

Hirt, Murphy earn gold prize in Book of the Year Awards

Jen Hirt, assistant professor of creative writing and composition in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities, received a gold prize in the anthology category of the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards competition.