As part of Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Education’s Colloquium Series, Dr. Joel Spring, an education professor at Queens College and the Graduate Center in Queens, New York, will present “From Education and the Rise of the Corporate State To Education in the Trump Era” on Wednesday, February 8 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Student Enrichment Center theater on campus.
Penn State Harrisburg will host the second in a series of public forums focused on implementing the University’s long-range Strategic Plan on Thursday, February 9 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the library Morrison Gallery on campus. The topic of the forum will be “Enhancing Health.”
As part of the Penn State Harrisburg School of Humanities’ visiting writers’ series, Michelle Burke, a poet born in rural Pennsylvania, will visit the campus for a panel discussion of her collection “Animal Purpose” on Monday, February 6 at 12:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge, and at 5 p.m. in C213, Olmsted Building on campus.
Students from 17 local middle schools will gather at Penn State Harrisburg’s Capital Union Building for the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineer’s 33rd annual MATHCOUNTS competition on Saturday, February 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A nationwide program that involves more than 500,000 sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students, MATHCOUNTS is designed to build mathematics skills, promote strategic problem solving, and instruct students in dealing with complex problems.
Penn State faculty interested in exploring the basics of grantseeking are invited to take part in an online workshop, “Getting Started in Grants,” on Friday, February 3, from 12:15 to 1 p.m.
Penn State Harrisburg Associate Dean of Research and Outreach, Susannah Gal, and Lisa Wiedemer, manager of University College Grant Relations, will discuss the two vital building blocks of successful grantseeking: building the initial concept and then finding the best funding source.
In a unique collaboration, a concurrent degree program featuring Penn State Harrisburg’s master of business administration and the Penn State College of Medicine’s Ph.D. in biomedical sciences allows students to get on a fast track to jobs that combine scientific research with positions of management responsibility. The concurrent program gives students an edge in a highly competitive field by providing them with a foundation in management in addition to specialization in biomedical science.
The creative works of Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities faculty members will be showcased at a creative writing event on Tuesday, January 31 at 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.
Faculty will read from their creative works which include poems, non-fiction, short stories, novels, screen plays and more. Featured faculty include Eric Bliman, Ashley Cowger, Maggie Gerrity, Heather Hamilton, Jen Hirt, Justus Humphrey, Charlie Kupfer, Glen Mazis, Catherine Rios and Rod Zink.
Nicole Hill, a freshman electrical engineering major from Bowie, Maryland, designed the winning poster for Penn State Harrisburg’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day poster contest. Her poster will be used this year to promote the observance on campus and to celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy.
Alice Zhang came to Penn State Harrisburg from her native China because of the University’s excellent reputation in engineering education. She earned her master’s degree in engineering management from Penn State Harrisburg in 2015 and currently is pursuing a master’s in engineering science. But she returned to China this past year for a summer of research because of the excellent laboratory facilities she could use there.