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Student doing STEM experiment

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.

CAIMS and Middletown Area School District to bring coding to the classroom

The Middletown Area School District in Middletown, Pennsylvania, this spring brought coding to their schools through a partnership with the Capital Area Institute for Science and Mathematics (CAIMS) at Penn State Harrisburg.
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.
Co-Teaching

'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.
police worn body camera

Penn State Harrisburg panel to discuss police body-worn cameras

Penn State Harrisburg will present a discussion panel on Pennsylvanians’ perceptions of police body-worn cameras from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.
Woman reviews Pennsylvania drug overdose statistics

Researchers, Pennsylvania State Police collaborate on countering opioid epidemic

Researchers at the Justice Center, located in Penn State's College of the Liberal Arts, are exploring multiple options to combat the increasing rates of drug use. One current project is looking to identify distribution networks for illegal and prescription painkillers (opioids) using data from both the Pennsylvania State Police and individual communities, while another project will investigate ways to disrupt the flow of opioids through targeted police action, public outreach, and community partnerships.
A woman reviews statistics related to drug overdoses in Pennsylvania

Reviewing Pennsylvania overdose statistics

Ongoing research at the Penn State Justice Center for Research is attempting to identify and understand opioid distribution networks and ways to disrupt them.

Police officers

According to poll, 8 out of 10 Pennsylvania residents trust their local police

According to a new poll, more than 8 out of 10 Pennsylvanians trust their local police, and public attitude toward police reflects public attitude toward the federal and state government. However, while support from the general public is high, there are mitigating factors for individual attitudes.

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