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Office of Research and Outreach News

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:56am

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering and Technology recently secured a $448,000 Major Research Instrumentation grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).  The funding will be used to purchase a bit error ratio tester that will support the ongoing research activities of the college’s Center for Signal Integrity.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:35pm

Harold DentonIn a crisis you want a leader who is calm, unassuming, and honest. You want someone just like Harold Denton, said Dr. Holly Angelique, professor of community psychology at Penn State Harrisburg.

Denton, a nuclear engineer who had no experience dealing with the public, wasn’t flashy or loud or famous. But when the Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear power plant suffered a partial meltdown in March 1979, Denton was the perfect person to explain the situation to a panicked public.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:45am
Publishing

Penn State Harrisburg faculty and staff will discuss their works, published during the past year, at the college’s annual Creativity, Publishing, and Book Signing Celebration on March 20 at 3 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge. 

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 4:58pm
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Dr. Joongyeup Lee, assistant professor of criminal justice in the Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs, focuses his research on why criminals and police do what they do. His recent studies look at psychological dynamics of juvenile recidivism, situational weapon use in domestic violence, and police decision making.

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 11:16am

In graduate school, Dr. Kimberly A. Schreck met a 14-year-old boy with autism who changed her life.

The boy didn’t just sleepwalk – he threw furniture out of second floor windows while sleeping. Schreck began wondering whether the boy’s sleep deprivation contributed to his aggression.

“Nobody had ever looked at that,” said Schreck, now professor of psychology and program chair of social sciences and psychology at Penn State Harrisburg.

Her graduate school advisor said, “You’ll spend your career working on this.” He was right.

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 1:40pm
High school students studied plant research in the Central PA Research and Teaching Lab for Biofuels at Penn State Harrisburg

Local high school students had a chance this summer to do the type of cutting edge research at Penn State Harrisburg that would be impossible in a high school classroom.

For some, it could be a life changing event leading them into one of the STEM disciplines that are becoming increasingly important in today's job market.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 2:58pm
Marques Paige

Marques Paige said he was a terrible student in high school, and he soon discovered that the nursing program he tried at a community college was not for him.

But when Marques started at Penn State Harrisburg, with a tentative major in communications, he began to thrive. He graduated on May 4, one of 130 students in Penn State Harrisburg’s Capital College Honors Program out of the school’s more than 4,200-member student body.

Fri, 03/15/2013 - 9:20am
David J. Puglia

David J. Puglia, of Middletown, Penn State Harrisburg American studies instructor and doctoral candidate, tracks through the hills, houses, and hollows of Pennsylvania in his book “South Central Pennsylvania Legends and Lore.” Released by History Press, the book offers a full history of the region, from the folkways of the Pennsylvania Dutch to the rocky relations between German and English settlers and local tribes.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 10:32am
Publishing

Penn State Harrisburg students, staff, and faculty will discuss and autograph their works published during the past year at the college’s annual Creativity, Publishing, and Book Signing Celebration on March 18. The event will honor 18 college community members whose recent works include musical recordings, award winning designs, and publications. Open to the public, the celebration will be held at 3:00 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge. Featured publications will be available for purchase.

The event is hosted by the Office of Research and Outreach.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 11:26am
Dr. Sedig Agili

Our digitized world of instant communication is enabled by the transfer of high-speed signals across many systems within a device. As modern signal speeds are pushed to quickly accommodate gigabytes of data, disturbances that were once considered minor, such as weather changes, now become more serious, with the potential to stop systems and corrupt data.

Dr. Sedig Agili, associate professor of electrical engineering at Penn State Harrisburg, and Dr. Aldo Morales, professor of electrical engineering, have developed a formula to help understand the effects of humidity and temperature on electronic signals.

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