Research Week to highlight Harrisburg faculty and student accomplishments

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Penn State Harrisburg's Office of Research and Outreach will hold its annual Research Week April 15 through 19. The event celebrates the creative and scholarly accomplishments of faculty and students.

One event will feature a faculty seminar presented by the 2019 recipient of the college’s faculty research and scholarship award, Marissa Harrison, associate professor of psychology in the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 19, in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge. Harrison's talk, "Serial Killers: Motives, Crimes and Perspectives," will discuss her research on female serial killers; a comparison of male and female serial killers; and evolutionary/clinical perspectives on their makings, motives and means of murder.

Other events include:

Patents & Technology Commercialization

Monday, April 15, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge. Register here.

The event will inform the campus community about the patent process and how to work with the Office of Technology Management to protect and commercialize intellectual property. Featured speakers include Jianbo Hu, senior technology licensing officer in the Office of Technology Management at Penn State Hershey College of Medicine; and Mohammad Tofighi, associate professor of electrical engineering and patent holder.

Research Week: Oral Presentations Day 1 and 2

Thursday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Friday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

Honors students from the Capital College Honors Program and Schreyer Honors College will present their research.

Research Week Poster Session 2018

Thursday, April 18, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Olmsted Building lobby.

Students will present their research via a poster session. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with students regarding the research and ideas that they are exploring.