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.
Tyler Love, assistant professor of elementary/middle grades STEM education and director of the Capital Area Institute for Math and Science at Penn State Harrisburg recently was recognized by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association with two awards.
Honors graduates at Penn State Harrisburg were recognized at a virtual event -- the Medals and Stoles Ceremony. The ceremony highlights the accomplishments of Penn State Harrisburg students graduating from the Capital College Honors Program and Schreyer Honors College.
The Penn State alumni family grew by more than 15,000 this past weekend as the University recognized its spring 2020 graduates in a livestreamed commencement ceremony, which took place on Saturday, May 9.
Nicole Hill, who will receive her bachelor of science in electrical engineering as a member of Penn State Harrisburg’s Class of 2020, decided she wanted to be an engineer after building her first robot in 11th grade, winning second place in a competition. Further fueling her determination and commitment to study engineering was the desire to see more African American women in that field.
Bernadette Lear, Penn State University Libraries behavioral sciences and education librarian and coordinator of library instruction at the Penn State Harrisburg Library, has been elected vice chair/chair elect of the Library History Round Table, a membership group of the American Library Association.
Penn State Harrisburg senior Jessica Sheets and her father, Ethan, have a lot in common, including both having had their commencement ceremonies preempted by historic events — hers by the coronavirus epidemic, and his by Hurricane Agnes in 1972.
Penn State Harrisburg Intercollegiate Athletics recently honored the athletic, academic, and community achievements of its student-athletes during the 2020 Student-Athlete Award Ceremony video presentation.