Research over the past decade has seen a dramatic increase in scientific evidence of the effect of drugs and alcohol on the adolescent brain.
“Neuroscience research has been able to utilize imaging to view an active brain and gain valuable information on the impact of drugs and alcohol on youth,” says Penn State Harrisburg Associate Professor of Health Education Sam Monismith.
Penn State Harrisburg has received an $817,000 grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority to develop a $1.6 million Central Pennsylvania Laboratory for Biofuels research and teaching facility on campus.
There is increasing awareness that our everyday decisions have an impact on the environment and on people. This impact is often unseen and its cost (or benefit) unknown. News about electronic waste ending up in developing countries or the impact on drinking water from gas exploration makes us aware that our decisions impact people’s health and not just the environment. How can we improve people’s lives while at the same time protecting resources?
Heather Leed Neary’s rapid ascent in the business world has earned her a prestigious Penn State recognition.
A 2009 Penn State Harrisburg MBA graduate and the chief marketing officer for Auntie Anne’s, the world’s largest franchiser of hand-rolled soft pretzels, Neary is a 2010 winner of the Penn State Alumni Association’s Alumni Achievement Award.