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.
Penn State Harrisburg will present a panel discussion, “Building Bridges Among the Faith Communities: Interfaith Dialogue and the Future (And Why Young People Should Care),” as a part of its Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series on Tuesday, January 24 at 7 p.m. in the Russell E. Horn Sr. Spiritual Center, Student Enrichment Center on campus.
Dr. Spero T. Lappas, a constitutional lawyer and a part-time lecturer of political science in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, will present “President Trump’s Constitution: The Bill of Rights in the Words of POTUS 45,” on Wednesday, January 25 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.
With the introduction of location-based games such as "Ingress" or, more recently, "Pokemon Go," an influx of gamers equipped with mobile devices appeared around the country. While the primary focus of players is catching Pokemon or capturing portals, new research conducted by Dr. Anthony Buccitelli, professor of American studies and communications at Penn State Harrisburg, suggests that gamers are doing more than just playing -- they’re building communities and connecting with their local cultural heritage.