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Penn State Harrisburg team named a finalist for Solar Decathalon Build Challenge

A Penn State team led by Hessam Taherian, assistant teaching professor in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology was one of 14 collegiate institution teams from across the globe awarded $50,000 in prize funding to build and exhibit a groundbreaking, zero-energy building next spring. The team will compete for contest and grand prizes in April 2023.
Nelson Rimensnyder and Lisa Nickerson

Couple’s gift establishes graduate scholarship in public administration

Nelson Rimensnyder, retired director of research for the U.S. House Committee on the District of Columbia and current director of the New Columbia Archives, and his wife, Lisa Nickerson, have made a commitment of $312,500 to establish the Rimensnyder Graduate Scholarship for Excellence in Public Administration at Penn State Harrisburg. The couple, who reside in Washington, D.C., share a legacy of public sector experience, both as federal employees and as civic activists.
Justin Jones

My Road to Commencement: Justin Jones

Justin Jones, who will receive concurrent bachelor of science degrees in management and marketing as part of Penn State Harrisburg’s Class of 2020, discusses his Penn State Harrisburg journey.
Adrianna Diaz

My Road to Commencement: Adrianna Diaz

Adrianna Diaz, who will receive her bachelors of science degrees in management and marketing as part of Penn State Harrisburg’s Class of 2020, reflected on her time as a Penn State Harrisburg student.