Penn State’s Institute for Computational and Data Sciences has awarded eight seed grants to bolster computational and data science research projects throughout the University. The support will benefit researchers from five Penn State campuses studying topics ranging from weather prediction to forecasting mortgage loan closures to exploring engineering approaches for battery materials.
A new web-based application developed by Penn State researchers could help pharmacists and other health care providers improve patient safety by reducing unintended interactions between medical and recreational marijuana and cannabidiol products and other medications.
Camille Ingham, who recently graduated from Penn State Harrisburg with a master of arts in criminal justice, partnered with the Center for Survey Research at the college to assess how the publication of digital arrest logs impacted the future success of justice-involved individuals, especially arrestees, across Pennsylvania.
Researchers led by Jane Wilburne, professor of mathematics education in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, have been awarded a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to recruit, prepare and retain a diverse workforce of secondary mathematics teachers who are skilled at implementing culturally responsive instruction.
A team of Penn State Harrisburg researchers has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to provide scholarships and mentoring support for 30 academically talented students with financial need to help them graduate with a degree and be successfully prepared for a career in a STEM field.
Interactive gaming, or online gambling, became legal in Pennsylvania in 2017. In the first assessment of how this policy change is impacting Pennsylvanians, a recently released report by Penn State researchers and the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs found that approximately 1 in 10 Pennsylvanians engage in interactive gaming.
Bing Ran, associate professor of public administration, and Philip Sirinides, director of the college’s Institute of State and Regional Affairs and associate professor of education, recently received grants from the Center for Rural Pennsylvania to study Pennsylvania populations. Both studies will provide insight into the implications of the changing population in Pennsylvania.
The "Life Unites Us" campaign, an evidence-based approach to reducing the stigma of opioid use disorder, has announced findings from its first year. Penn State Harrisburg's Douglas W. Pollock Center for Addiction Outreach and Research is one of the partners in the project.
As part of ongoing efforts to address the challenges of racism, racial bias and community safety that persist in our nation, Penn State has announced the formation of a new Center for Racial Justice. The center, as part of the initiatives outlined by Penn State President Eric J. Barron in a letter earlier this year to the Penn State community, will advance the work of the Select Penn State Presidential Commission on Racism, Bias, and Community Safety and will be dedicated to research and scholarship around racism and racial bias.