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Students examine sustainability during spring break in Germany

Some Penn State Harrisburg students used their spring break to visit Germany, where they got to see the inside of a windmill, a Mercedes Benz factory run mostly by robots, solar arrays “as far as the eye can see,” according to their professor, and a country that takes sustainability very seriously.

Verplanck receives NEH award and research fellowship to support book project

Anne Verplanck, associate professor of American studies and heritage studies, has received two awards to support the research and writing of her book “The Business of Art: Transforming the Graphic Arts in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction.” The awards include a Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities for summer 2017, and a 4-month research fellowship for fall 2017 through the Program in Early American Economy and Society at the Library Company of Philadelphia.
Students Building Race Car

Students build a car and their résumés en route to first competition

In their spare time, a group of engineering students in the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology at Penn State Harrisburg decided to build a race car from scratch, on their own, with no background on how to do it. That was in the spring of 2015. This May, they took their vehicle to Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan, to compete with 120 other college teams.
Students pose for camera after conference presentation

Students tap into technology to share research work

With the help of Penn State Media Commons, sophomore and junior teacher education students at Penn State Harrisburg spent most of the fall 2016 semester creating multimedia projects based on research into how pre-service teachers grapple with diversity issues in K-12 classrooms.
Students doing experiments

Summer program introduces high school students to STEM disciplines and careers

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology will hold its two-week STEM Summer Enrichment Program (STEM-SEP), June 12 to 23 on campus. The program aims to introduce high school students to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines and careers .
Naseem Zomordi

Penn State Harrisburg honors student receives fellowship

Naseem Zomordi, a 2017 Penn State Harrisburg graduate, has received the Penn State’s John W. White Graduate Fellowship, which recognizes outstanding undergraduate students who are graduating with highest distinction and who plan to enroll in graduate study.
prosthetic arm

Capstone projects highlight student innovation

More than 200 students in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology had the opportunity to demonstrate some 65 projects at the annual Capstone Design Conference, held on May 5 on campus. The projects included a race car, a rocket, a reverse vending machine, HVAC improvements to classrooms, a prosthetic arm, a virtual reality game, and -- more unusually -- a self-balancing unicycle.
Penn State Harrisburg Housing

Housing and Food Services offers Special Living Options for incoming freshmen

To accommodate a growing student population with a diverse array of interests, Housing and Food Services at Penn State Harrisburg now offers Special Living Options (SLOs) for all incoming first-year students. Two themed houses, Sustainability House and Discover House, are accepting applications for the fall 2017 semester.
Co-Teaching

'Co-teaching' benefits prospective teachers and their classroom mentors

A $1.87 million grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education helped Penn State Harrisburg launch Project EXCELLENCE, an initiative designed to support student teaching partnerships and professional development opportunities for local school districts. With the project launch came the new co-teaching model, an innovative way for elementary and secondary education students to collaborate with classroom teachers.
Dr. Jeffrey Beck

Penn State Harrisburg names Dr. Jeffrey Beck new School of Humanities director

Penn State Harrisburg announced today, the appointment of Dr. Jeffrey Beck as the director of the college’s School of Humanities, effective July 1, 2017.

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