Every day, thousands of items – from clothing to heavy equipment – arrive at U.S. ports, destined for retail shelves, warehouses and other locations across the country. According to Penn State Harrisburg’s Dr. Peter Swan, associate professor of logistics and operations management, 40 percent of all U.S. cargo comes through west coast ports alone, representing $2 billion daily to the economy. An event like the recent work slowdown by longshoremen at these ports can have a significant impact on getting goods to their final destination.
Penn State Harrisburg was among a group of five universities awarded a total of $1 million in grant funding from DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service, to partner with Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, Germany to encourage collaboration and travel for engineering students and faculty.
The prestigious grant, which will continue until 2018, provides travel support for student exchanges, faculty conferences, and research collaboration. It extends and expands Penn State Harrisburg’s partnership with Hoschule Darmstadt.
Penn State Harrisburg now offers a special education certification program. Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the program can be completed in one year and features a schedule convenient for those who are currently teaching or working in another capacity during the day. Courses are offered late in the day and in the evening.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”
Penn State Harrisburg students embodied the spirit of Margaret Meade’s iconic quote recently when they embarked on an alternative spring break trip. Sleeping on cots in a hot gym, taking cold showers, and helping elementary school children with their homework may not be your idea of a spring break, but this group would not have had it any other way.
Rashaan Carlton, director of Penn State Harrisburg Intercollegiate Athletics and Penn State alumnus, was recently inducted into the Capital Area Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania native was recognized for his contributions to Pennsylvania sports.
Jane Wilburne, associate professor of mathematics education in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, was recently appointed chair of the Teaching Children Mathematics (TCM) journal editorial panel.