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Professor awarded NSF grant for research on mercury in the Arctic

Abu Asaduzzaman, assistant professor of chemistry in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering and Technology, was awarded a nearly $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Chemistry, to pursue research into the environmental interactions of mercury in the Arctic.
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Global Alumni Spotlight: Tawfiq Alashoor

Holding a bachelor's degree from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia, Tawfiq Alashoor was seeking more academically. While researching the best schools to pursue a master’s degree, he constantly found Penn State highly ranked on the lists. This was enough for Alashoor to make Penn State his school of choice, especially as it was a well-known institution back in his home country of Saudi Arabia.  
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Penn State Harrisburg student wins IEEE Capstone Award

A Penn State Harrisburg engineering student won the 2022 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Susquehanna Section Capstone Award for his work to design "smart" shoes that can track the wearer’s weight, steps and distance.
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Centralized facilities power early CAREER researcher’s biomaterial work

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) most prestigious award for early-career faculty, providing valuable financial support for a specific research project and recognizing that faculty’s potential as a leader in scientific research and a role model in education. Fariborz Tavangarian, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State Harrisburg, is one such example, having landed a CAREER award this year. 
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Penn State Harrisburg to hold new student convocation Aug. 21

Penn State Harrisburg will hold a new student convocation on Sunday, Aug. 21 in the Capital Union Building (CUB) gym. Convocation is the first event of the new academic year and serves as the ceremonial start for all incoming first-year students, marking their formal entry into the life and traditions of Penn State University. 
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Penn State Harrisburg to offer new doctoral degree in engineering systems

Penn State Harrisburg will offer a new doctoral program in engineering systems beginning in fall 2022. The program aims to prepare students to pursue careers in research and development, industry, government, and academia by providing them with interdisciplinary engineering education, critical thinking skills, and research experience.