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Idea TestLab course to help entrepreneurs identify customer problems

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Penn State Harrisburg will hold an Idea TestLab, an intensive five-week startup course for University and community entrepreneurs at Startup Harrisburg, Feb. 21 through March 21. The non-credit program focuses on the customer discovery process, in which participants will validate the customer problems they hope to solve with their proposed business ideas.

Yon makes Penn State Harrisburg history

Penn State Harrisburg track and field athlete Cameron Yon, of Patuxent River, Maryland, made college history on May 26 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, claiming the bronze medal in discus, with a career high toss of 53.19m. 

Yon is the first Penn State Harrisburg track and field athlete to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in school history.   He came into the contest ranked 14th in the country.

Book captures college history through vintage images

Penn State Harrisburg archivist and humanities reference librarian Heidi Abbey Moyer has authored the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Campus History Series, “Penn State Harrisburg.” The book includes 200 vintage images, many of which have never been published, and chronicles Penn State Harrisburg’s history.

Capstone projects keep it real

One team of senior mechanical engineering students at Penn State Harrisburg spent eight months designing a device for a real world client. Their project was needed by the company to scale down its 3D printing application for smaller volumes.

Julnes and Woessner named Committee on Institutional Cooperation Fellows

Dr. Patria De Lancer Julnes, director of Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs; and Dr. Matthew C. Woessner, 2016-17 University Faculty Senate chair-elect and associate professor of political science and public policy in the School of Public Affairs have been named Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Fellows. The CIC is the academic consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago.  

Writing Project fellows use research from their own classrooms to become better writing teachers

Emily Barton's first grade students came up with the concept “playing with words” on their own after she encouraged them to look at each other's stories and suggest changes. Michele Lacerda said her seventh graders improved their writing throughout the year as they shared their work with their peers. Kaitlyn Myers said her fourth graders became excited about writing when they could use technology that let them publish their work.