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Leipold leadership gift enhances STEM scholarships and career readiness

Jane Filby Leipold, a 1988 graduate of Penn State Harrisburg’s MBA program, 2013 Penn State Alumni Fellow, and former senior vice president of global human resources at TE Connectivity, has pledged $1 million to support scholarships and student services at the college.

Graduate students take on special projects benefiting community veterans

Samantha Schaffer and Tyler Patton, students in Penn State Harrisburg’s master of professional accounting program in the School of Business Administration, recently completed projects benefiting local veterans’ organizations. As part of a special topics course, the students assisted two organizations with creating bylaws and gaining tax-exempt statuses from the state and federal governments.

First graduates praise integrated American studies program

The integrated undergraduate/graduate degree program (IUG) in American studies, introduced by the School of Humanities in 2011, offers students the opportunity to complete an accelerated master’s degree in addition to a bachelor’s degree in American studies in five years.

Nominations sought for outstanding Penn State Graduate School alumni

The Penn State Graduate School Alumni Society is accepting nominations for three recognition awards — the Early Career Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Humanitarian Award — through Sept. 30.
Kohl's competition team

Business students take on Kohl’s competition two years in a row

For the second year in a row, four students in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Business Administration were among the 12 teams invited to travel to Kohl’s corporate headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to have their ideas heard by Kohl’s executives.

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 .

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