Ife Akinkugbe, a Penn State Harrisburg civil engineering student from Nigeria, Africa, recently placed second at the 2016 American Society of Civil Engineers Mid-Atlantic Region Student Conference in the technical paper competition. This year’s competition included students from 12 different universities, providing an opportunity for young civil engineers to further their professional development and gain national attention.
Each year, the Commission for Women honors Penn State women who have shown notable leadership and accomplishments in their fields, have supported the University’s diversity efforts, promoted equal opportunity, and/or have contributed to humanitarian and public service activities.
For the 10th year, the 2016 Rosemary Schraer Mentoring Award and the Achieving Women Awards acknowledge and exemplify these achievements and contributions among Penn Staters, reflecting the University’s mission of mentorship, leadership, service and promotion of diversity.
Jingyao Gu, student in the master of science in environmental pollution control program, finished second place in the engineering category at Penn State’s university-wide 2016 Graduate Exhibition.
Gu was one of 42 graduate students who received awards for their research and creative scholarship in the 31st Annual Graduate Exhibition, held March 18 and 20 on Penn State's University Park campus, for her exhibition titled "A Case Study: Potential Analysis of Industrial Symbiosis Application on a Chinese Industrial Park."
A panel of experts gathered at Penn State Harrisburg recently to discuss the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, its effects on residents, the health impacts of lead and public policy repercussions.
Penn State Harrisburg now offers an option for bachelor’s of science candidates in civil engineering to enroll in an integrated, continuous program of study leading to both the bachelor’s, as well as a master’s of engineering in environmental engineering.