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.
TJ became the first student to complete Penn State Harrisburg’s Career Studies Program in spring 2016. He now holds two jobs, one in retail services at JCPenney, and one in nursing and personal care at Homeland Center, Harrisburg. He also graduated high school in June 2016.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Simon J. Bronner, distinguished professor in American studies and folklore, has co-edited a book titled “Youth Cultures in America” with Cindy Dell Clark, a visiting associate professor of anthropology at Rutgers University.
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.