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Office of Research and Outreach

chart illustrating grant activity
Fri, 08/19/2016

Proposals submitted: 23 proposals were submitted to 22 different sponsor agencies by 21 faculty and staff members totaling $3,788,439.

Proposals awarded: 9 projects were funded from nine different funding agencies involving 6 different faculty and staff members totaling $749,986.

Read the full story for details on the funded projects.

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Thu, 07/21/2016

Book, paper authored: Jennifer Gibbs, assistant professor of criminal justice in the School of Public Affairs, has co-authored a textbook, and AHM Esfakur Rahman, lecturer in mechanical engineering and engineering technology and Issam-Abu Mahfouz, associate professor of mechanical engineering and engineering technology, both in the School of Science Engineering and Technology, have had a conference proceeding accepted for presentation.

Penn State Harrisburg faculty: Update us on your latest research.

Research update graphic
Thu, 05/26/2016

Paper lauded: A paper by Assistant Professors of Criminal Justice Dr. Jennifer Gibbs and Dr. Jonathan Lee, “Race and attitudes toward police: the mediating effect of social distance,” published in Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management (in 2015, volume 38, issue 2), has been selected by the journal’s editorial team as a Highly Commended Paper in the 2016 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.

Penn State Harrisburg faculty: Update us on your latest research.

airline lobbying
Thu, 05/26/2016

Government lobbying and political connections may add lift to the air transportation industry's profitability, but they could also cause a crash in talented transportation administrators, according to a Penn State Harrisburg researcher.

l to r: Nesmith, Sivarajah, and Cigler discus Flint crisis
Tue, 05/10/2016

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.

Basic Information

Sponsored Programs: To provide leadership, guidance and comprehensive support to the faculty, staff and student community engaged in the preparation and submission of high quality research proposals and to ensure the responsible stewardship of research funding.

Outreach: To develop and maintain relationships with individuals and entities from the public, organizations and private sectors. We serve as a point of contact for intellectual property related matters for faculty/staff as well as an information resource for members of the community on behalf of the institution and its partners to identify and develop programs beneficial to the community and the institution.

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Office of Research and Outreach - Hours of Operation
  Opens Closes
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.


Room: C114 (located in the Olmsted Building )


12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
Gallery Lounge, Olmsted Building

The workshop will focus on what’s new in the Office Research and Outreach.

A Research Workshop
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
Gallery Lounge, Olmsted Building

The workshop will focus on seed funding and other resources available to faculty.

An Academic Perspective
12:00 pm — 1:20 pm
Gallery Lounge, Olmsted Building

The panel will consist of Drs. Bayraktar, Beuhler, Hoxha and Yilmaz. They will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the proposed economic policies of the candidates.

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