Penn State Harrisburg will host the ninth annual South Central PA Robotics Competition for high school students on Nov. 16, starting at 8 a.m., in the Educational Activities Building (North) on campus.
Retired astronaut an Penn State alumnus Guion “Guy” Bluford Jr. will present “STEM Forward: Minorities in Engineering” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, at Penn State Harrisburg. Bluford will discuss his space shuttle flights and the future of manned space flight, as well as the difficulties he faced as a minority in a STEM field. In 1983, Bluford became the first African-American to fly in space.
Trash incinerators produce massive amounts of ash, which ends up in landfills. In the United States, available land space for landfills is decreasing, and the construction industry is looking for ways to utilize more sustainable materials. Grady Mathews, assistant professor of civil engineering in the Penn State Harrisburg School of Science, Engineering, and Technology, and his students are testing a process that could provide solutions to both problems.
Outstanding student projects were recognized during the recent Penn State Harrisburg School of Science, Engineering, and Technology Capstone Design Conference. The conference is the culmination of students’ undergraduate studies and provides the opportunity to combine classroom learning with real-life applications, as well as collaborate with industry sponsors.
Nearly five inches of rain fell on Middletown Borough on July 23, 2017, most of it within one hour. The amount of water was simply more than the borough's stormwater system could handle. Flooding occurred in several locations in the borough and the entrance to the Penn State Harrisburg campus from Route 230 was also under water. Senior engineering students at the college think they can help if it happens again.
Senior engineering students at Penn State Harrisburg to showcase innovative and creative projects at the college’s annual Capstone Design Conference on Friday, May 4, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on campus.
Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology (SSET) hosted the second STEM Summer Enrichment Program, a free summer camp for high school juniors and seniors, from June 12 through 23. Thirty-three students from 18 different Pennsylvania schools attended the program.