Continuing its analysis on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Pennsylvania, the Institute of State and Regional Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg has released new data examining the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economic, physical and mental health of Pennsylvanians by age.
The Center for Security Research and Education (CSRE) has selected 13 interdisciplinary projects through its spring 2020 seed grant program. CSRE is providing a total of $300,000 in funding for the projects, with an additional $300,000 in matching and supplemental funding from other colleges, departments, and institutes.
Penn State was awarded 10 grants through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Manufacturing PA initiative. The initiative awarded $2.8 million, across 43 grants in total, and will bring together government, industry, and higher education in holistic collaboration to spur new technologies and processes in the manufacturing sector.
Researchers, led by Penn State Harrisburg faculty member Daniel Mallinson, collaborated in 2019 to survey the attitudes of rural Pennsylvanians on a variety of topics, and how these attitudes affect their perspectives on issues relevant to state and local government, policymakers, community leaders, and other stakeholders.
Javad Khazaei, assistant professor of electrical engineering at Penn State Harrisburg and affiliate professor of architectural engineering in the College of Engineering, is leading a 15-month seed grant-funded project that will investigate the vulnerability of infrastructure systems and develop detection methodologies to counteract such criminal acts.
Continuing its analysis on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Pennsylvania, the Institute of State and Regional Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg has released new data examining Pennsylvanians’ trust in key public figures to provide information related to the coronavirus, finding that while generally, Pennsylvanians trusted state leaders to provide information more than national leaders, political affiliation played a large part in levels of public trust.
The Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs and the City of Harrisburg have received the 2020 Innovative Public Service Partnership Award from the Keystone State Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) for their collaborative efforts to address issues of importance to Harrisburg City residents.
Continuing its analysis on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Pennsylvania, the Institute of State and Regional Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg released a report comparing the economic impact of the pandemic on business sectors in Pennsylvania, finding that unemployment claims grew at an alarming rate from the week of March 21 through the week of April 11, and may continue to grow past 2 million.
The Institute of State and Regional Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg has released a report to help guide strategic planning in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Pennsylvania. The report compares counties in Pennsylvania based on medical risk factors relating to COVID-19.