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High school students get a hands on look at STEM at Harrisburg summer camp

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology (SSET) hosted the second STEM Summer Enrichment Program, a free summer camp for high school juniors and seniors, from June 12 through 23. Thirty-three students from 18 different Pennsylvania schools attended the program.
Amish quilts

Not just the Amish

From the Christmas tree to hex signs, the Easter bunny to Groundhog Day, Pennsylvania Germans, have had a profound effect on American culture. Among the earliest American settlers, they still abide as an American folk group. Penn State folklorist and historian Simon Bronner recently spoke with us about current directions in the study of this distinctive culture.

Penn State Harrisburg program provides technology assistance to older citizens

Penn State Harrisburg will hold a free two-week technology assistance program aimed at helping older citizens in Middletown and surrounding areas navigate computers and smartphones.
Jane Filby Leipold

Leipold leadership gift launches campaign effort, enhances STEM scholarships and career readiness

Jane Filby Leipold, a 1988 graduate of Penn State Harrisburg’s MBA program, 2013 Penn State Alumni Fellow, and former senior vice president of global human resources at TE Connectivity has pledged $1 million to support scholarships and student services at the college. 

Female STEM

Leipold leadership gift launches campaign effort, enhances STEM scholarships and career readiness

The Leipold scholarship will enhance opportunities in STEM disciplines, with first preference for women and minorities, and establish the Jane Filby Leipold Human Resources and Career Readiness Fund.

Graduate students take on special projects benefiting community veterans

Samantha Schaffer and Tyler Patton, students in Penn State Harrisburg’s master of professional accounting program in the School of Business Administration, recently completed projects benefiting local veterans’ organizations. As part of a special topics course, the students assisted two organizations with creating bylaws and gaining tax-exempt statuses from the state and federal governments.
Students Building Race Car

Students build a car and their résumés en route to first competition

Penn State Harrisburg students traveled to Brooklyn, Michigan, in May 2017 to compete against 120 other college teams at Michigan International Speedway with a race car they built from scratch. 


'Co-teaching' benefits prospective teachers and their classroom mentors

A $1.87 million grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education helped Penn State Harrisburg launch Project EXCELLENCE, an initiative designed to support student teaching partnerships and professional development opportunities for local school districts. With the project launch came the new co-teaching model, an innovative way for elementary and secondary education students to collaborate with classroom teachers.
Kaitlyn Rhubright

Rhubright presents at undergraduate research day at the Capitol

Kaitlyn Rhubright, an undergraduate student majoring in criminal justice and psychology at Penn State Harrisburg, was one of just 11 Penn State students selected to present their research to Pennsylvania legislators at the State Capitol Building in Harrisburg, on April 25.