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.
Penn State Harrisburg recognized outstanding employee contributions at the 2017 Faculty and Staff Recognition Program on March 30. Nominated by the college community and selected by various award committees, several faculty and staff members received awards.
James Franklin, Penn State head football coach, will deliver the keynote address at Penn State Harrisburg’s spring commencement Saturday, May 6. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the college will confer nearly 700 undergraduate and graduate degrees during the 9:30 a.m. ceremony at the Hershey Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Students in Penn State Harrisburg’s Cyber Lions club, a student-run organization that focuses on extending information systems technology and security and risk analysis education beyond the classroom, attended the SANS Security East Conference early this semester in New Orleans, Louisiana. The group, which included Edward Corbett; Katlynn Lenker; Jared Trigilli; Gunther Gochenauer; and Jayson Coulter, gained valuable knowledge and trained alongside experienced professionals.
Two Penn State Harrisburg programs have been named in the U.S. News and World Report list of top graduate schools for 2018. The MBA offered in the School of Business Administration has been included in the publication’s part-time MBA list and degrees in education offered in the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education have been named on the publication’s list of schools of education that offer a doctorate.
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.
In honor of Penn State Harrisburg’s 50th anniversary, the campus choir, chamber singers, and concert band will be performing “1966-2016: The Tunes of Our Time” on Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Student Enrichment Center theater on campus.
Penn State Harrisburg will present a discussion panel on Pennsylvanians’ perceptions of police body worn cameras on Wednesday, April 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the library Morrison Gallery on campus.
As part of Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, author Sherry Ostroff will present “A Memoir of Life, Loss and Survival” on Thursday, April 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the library Morrison Gallery on campus.