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Science, Engineering, and Technology News

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 11:16am
From left to right: Valeria Vigueras and Denise Sheperson

An internship at Phoenix Contact proved to Penn State Harrisburg student Valeria Vigueras that electrical engineering is the right career choice for her.

It was not always obvious. She felt she wasn’t good at math. That's what led her to a criminal justice degree, with the thought of going to law school. But a stint working at a law firm convinced her she didn't really like it.

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:38am
Student designed projects bridge academics with real life applications and showcase inventive ideas.

An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detector, alarms that notify you when a child or pet is left in a hot car, and a search and rescue mini-micro-mouse that searches for survivors in a disaster zone are just a few of the innovative and creative student-designed projects that will be on display at the Penn State Harrisburg School of Science, Engineering and Technology’s annual Capstone Design Conference, on Friday, May 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on campus.

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 1:32pm

Electrical Engineering and Electrical Engineering Technology students from Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering and Technology won two awards in the annual Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) Region 2 Student Activities Conference, hosted by Rowan University April 7 through 9.

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 12:50pm

The Center for Signal Integrity at Penn State Harrisburg will host the 11th Central Pennsylvania Symposium on Signal Integrity, Friday, April 21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Capital Union Building on campus. Signal integrity involves the quality of electrical signals passing through connectors used in electronic devices like computers or cellular phones. 

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:54am

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 23 at 3 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge. 

Open to the public, the event will honor college community members and their collaborators whose recent works include publications on art, politics, education, culture and diversity. Featured publications will be available for purchase and authors will be on hand to sign copies of their works.

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 1:07pm
Dr. Jeremy Blum

Dr. Jeremy Blum, associate professor of computer science in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology, will present “Leveraging Safety Models to Guide Transportation Infrastructure Improvements” on Wednesday, March 15 from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:54pm
Triclosan

Katherine Baker feels vindicated. She and other microbiologists have been warning for years that anti-bacterial soaps containing triclosan are bad for the environment, harmful for health, and do nothing to prevent disease.

In September 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the use of triclosan and a related product, triclocarban, from consumer soaps and wash products. But, triclosan also is incorporated in cosmetics, kitchen utensils, clothing, and even bowling balls – 22,000 consumer products in all. The FDA rules do not yet affect these products.

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:36pm
Marwin Kripp

As part of a university exchange program, Marwin Kripp, an industrial engineering student from Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, Germany, came to Penn State Harrisburg during the fall 2016 semester. He not only learned more about engineering and business management, but he had an opportunity to make many friends, play on the Penn State Harrisburg men’s soccer team, and travel a bit.

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 2:10pm

Faculty members from several schools at Penn State Harrisburg will discuss the 2016 Nobel Prize winners as part of the college’s faculty seminar series on Wednesday, February 22 from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

From the School of Business Administration, Dr. Sabri Yilmaz, instructor in economics, will present the Sveriges Riksbank Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences (Winners: Oliver Hart and Bengt Holstrӧm).

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:49pm
Dr. Sai Kakuturu, associate professor of civil engineering

Dr. Sai Kakuturu, associate professor of civil engineering from Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology will present "Why do sinkholes form? Why do dams/levees break? New insights using x-ray microCT" on Wednesday, February 15 from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

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