Penn State Harrisburg


Wed, 05/13/2009
Jason Stahl and his race car chassis
Lawayne Johnson and his search and rescue robot
Matt Mogel and his electronic scissors jack
Todd Gettle and his front end loader
Wesley Miller and his automatic door

A search and rescue robot, an amphibious bicycle, a voice-activated door, and even a new, improved chassis for a race car were among the innovations created by Mechanical Engineering Technology seniors during the spring semester at Penn State Harrisburg.

These required senior capstone projects were among those explained and demonstrated during senior project day for faculty, students, staff, and families at the end of the term.

Wed, 05/13/2009

School nurses in Pennsylvania now have even more options to receive valuable training through Penn State Harrisburg’s Professional Development Program for School Nurses, with three courses offered this summer. 

Mon, 05/11/2009

Penn State Harrisburg Information Sciences and Technology major Amanda Basile is the only student outside University Park to earn the coveted 2009 Hansen Fellow Award presented by Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems and Global Services.

Mon, 05/11/2009

A Penn State Harrisburg student’s undergraduate research has drawn the attention of the oldest and largest life science organization in the world.

Wed, 05/06/2009

An assessment of Barack Obama’s first 100 days in office recently on the Penn State Harrisburg campus solidified one point of change in Washington – a new tone of governing is evident.

Wed, 05/06/2009

You are your best defense against rape and sexual assault, a panel of local experts agrees.

Seven experts from law enforcement, advocate groups, and victim assistance agencies came to Penn State Harrisburg April 30 to discuss issues and safety steps surrounding sexual violence.

Wed, 05/06/2009
Boobies Ball Check Presentation

A regional fight against breast cancer has received another financial boost from Penn State Harrisburg students.

For the fourth year in a row, the student Lion Ambassadors hosted a “Boobies Ball” with all proceeds going to the Middletown-based Feel Your Boobies Foundation founded by Leigh Hurst. This year’s event netted more than $1,500 for the charity and brings to nearly $6,000 the total raised in the four dances.

Wed, 05/06/2009
Dr. Stephen Schappe

Following a national search, Penn State Harrisburg has appointed Stephen P. Schappe director of its School of Business Administration.

An associate professor of management who has served as interim director of the school for the past three years, Schappe’s appointment was announced by Chancellor Madlyn L. Hanes.

Wed, 05/06/2009

Jennifer Storm describes herself from age 12 to 22 as “blackout girl.” Today, she is a “grateful” recovering alcoholic and drug addict.

Now the Executive Director of the Victim-Witness Assistance Program in Harrisburg, Storm brought her story of how she came through her personal 10-year darkness to create a life of accomplishment and joy to Penn State Harrisburg’s Gallery Lounge April 28.

Mon, 04/27/2009

Harrisburg, Pa. — Penn State's impact extends well beyond its teaching and research. In fact, Penn State is Pennsylvania's largest economic engine, generating more than $17 billion a year in overall economic impact and supporting more than 67,000 jobs.  Penn State Harrisburg was responsible for $135.1 million of that amount and a direct employment impact of 656 jobs coupled with an indirect impact of 780 more.

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