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Centers and Institutes Fact Sheet

  • Capital Area Early Childhood Training Institute (CAECTI) 
    The Capital Area Early Childhood Training Institute (CAECTI) is a community-based professional development and research organization of the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education at Penn State Harrisburg. The purpose of the Institute is to improve the quality of childcare for young children by developing, providing, and coordinating a wide variety of professional development opportunities for childcare providers and early childhood services in the South Central Region of the Commonwealth.

  • Capital Area Institute for Mathematics and Science (CAIMS) 
    CAIMS is devoted to the promotion of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, continuing its founding mission to improve the delivery of STEM content, while forging a new path that strengthens research, professional development, entrepreneurship, and information services through collaboration between and among faculty on all Penn State campuses, other universities, businesses, and industries.

    CAIMS brings the strength of Penn State’s expert faculty and research resources to bear on the problems facing our region’s math and science educators, as well as coordinating math and science summer camps and other programs that give students engaging, hands-on experiences to which they might not otherwise have access.

  • Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies 
    Besides being an inviting physical space providing research materials in print and other media in the Penn State Harrisburg Library, the Center is actively involved in outreach programming such as public performances of music, drama, and dance; screenings of films along with discussions by their makers; and lectures and book talks with nationally recognized writers and researchers on the Holocaust and Jewish Studies. The Center works to bring people from the Central Pennsylvania region and the university together in a common interest of remembering and teaching the Holocaust and Jewish Studies. In addition to its annual event series, the Center regularly presents art and history exhibitions in its Linda Schwab Gallery, manages a curriculum of course offerings for undergraduate students to learn about the Holocaust, as well as Jewish history and culture, and maintains an archive of materials from survivors in the Central PA regi 

  • The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship 
    The center’s purpose is to develop the skills and abilities of students, faculty, staff, and community partners to realize the full value of their ideas and entrepreneurial efforts and to make an impact on economic development in the region.

  • The Center for Pennsylvania Culture Studies 
    The Center for Pennsylvania Culture Studies is devoted to providing programs, resources, and support for the study of Pennsylvania’s cultural heritage. Established in 1990, the Center is affiliated with the Penn State Harrisburg School of Humanities and its American Studies program.

  • Center for Signal Integrity 
    The goal of the Center is to support signal integrity research and product development for local and national companies and advance the research collaboration between Penn State Harrisburg and industry.

  • Central Pennsylvania Research and Teaching Laboratory for Biofuels 
    The Central Pennsylvania Research and Teaching Laboratory for Biofuels serves as a center for the study of second- and third-generation biofuels, with the goal of bringing environmentally friendly energy alternatives to the marketplace.

  • Continuing Education 
    Penn State Harrisburg Continuing Education offers workshops, seminars, and short courses to enhance your professional portfolio.

  • The Institute of State and Regional Affairs  t is an applied research, training, and public service unit located at Penn State Harrisburg. The Institute is committed to the development and delivery of high quality research, training, and service that applies the diverse resources of the College and the University to the enhancement and well-being of the Commonwealth and its citizens. The Institute also includes the centers for:


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