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Nittany Watson Challenge

Nittany AI Challenge offers $100,000 in funding

Penn State students, faculty and staff are invited to compete for $100,000 in funding during the Nittany AI Challenge. The challenge, sponsored by the Penn State EdTech Network, will give participating teams the opportunity to explore artificial intelligence in higher education to improve the student experience at Penn State, solve real-world problems at the University, and generate startup ideas. The deadline for idea submissions is Jan. 29.

Women’s mentoring program opens doors for Penn State Harrisburg students

The Executive Women's Mentoring Program provides women business students at Penn State Harrisburg a valuable opportunity to have a mentor in the corporate world.
John Urschel

John Urschel to visit Penn State Harrisburg

John Urschel, former Penn State football player, will visit Penn State Harrisburg on Nov. 8 to share his journey of where a love of math has taken him and where it can take students. He will explain how math extends far beyond the confines of the classroom and into everyday life.
Sell-A-Thon Students

Harrisburg students compete nationally at Pi Sigma Epsilon Pro-Am Sell-A-Thon

For a team of students from Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Business Administration, participating in the Pi Sigma Epsilon Pro-Am Sell-A-Thon in St. Louis, Missouri, this spring was an opportunity to compete nationally with other business students from across the country.
Sell-A-Thon Students

Harrisburg students succeed in business at national Pi Sigma Epsilon Pro-Am Sell-A-Thon

Students who participated in the national Pi Sigma Epsilon Pro-Am Sell-A-Thon included, from left to right, Jake H. Nickalls, Samantha Pazos, Irenitemi Famadewa, Tanushree B. Lahiry, and Kenshay Kerr.

Graduate students take on special projects benefiting community veterans

Samantha Schaffer and Tyler Patton, students in Penn State Harrisburg’s master of professional accounting program in the School of Business Administration, recently completed projects benefiting local veterans’ organizations. As part of a special topics course, the students assisted two organizations with creating bylaws and gaining tax-exempt statuses from the state and federal governments.
Students Building Race Car

Students build a car and their résumés en route to first competition

In their spare time, a group of engineering students in the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology at Penn State Harrisburg decided to build a race car from scratch, on their own, with no background on how to do it. That was in the spring of 2015. This May, they took their vehicle to Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan, to compete with 120 other college teams.
Students pose for camera after conference presentation

Students tap into technology to share research work

With the help of Penn State Media Commons, sophomore and junior teacher education students at Penn State Harrisburg spent most of the fall 2016 semester creating multimedia projects based on research into how pre-service teachers grapple with diversity issues in K-12 classrooms.
prosthetic arm

Capstone projects highlight student innovation

At Penn State Harrisburg's annual Capstone Design Conference, Maxwell Winslow demonstrated a robotic prosthetic arm that responds to sensors worn around the bicep.


'Co-teaching' benefits prospective teachers and their classroom mentors

A $1.87 million grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education helped Penn State Harrisburg launch Project EXCELLENCE, an initiative designed to support student teaching partnerships and professional development opportunities for local school districts. With the project launch came the new co-teaching model, an innovative way for elementary and secondary education students to collaborate with classroom teachers.