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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.

First graduates praise integrated American studies program

The integrated undergraduate/graduate degree program (IUG) in American studies, introduced by the School of Humanities in 2011, offers students the opportunity to complete an accelerated master’s degree in addition to a bachelor’s degree in American studies in five years.
Kohl's competition team

Business students take on Kohl’s competition two years in a row

For the second year in a row, four students in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Business Administration were among the 12 teams invited to travel to Kohl’s corporate headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to have their ideas heard by Kohl’s executives.
Kohl's competition team

Business students take on Kohl’s competition two years in a row

The Penn State team, composed of Pranav Jain, Isabella Yost, Michael Zinn and Erica Noss, were among 12 teams invited to travel to Kohl’s corporate headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to have their ideas heard by Kohl’s executives. 

Students examine sustainability during spring break in Germany

Some Penn State Harrisburg students used their spring break to visit Germany, where they got to see the inside of a windmill, a Mercedes Benz factory run mostly by robots, solar arrays “as far as the eye can see,” according to their professor, and a country that takes sustainability very seriously.
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 Building Race Car

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

Penn State Harrisburg students traveled to Brooklyn, Michigan, in May 2017 to compete against 120 other college teams at Michigan International Speedway with a race car they built from scratch. 

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.
Students pose for camera after conference presentation.

Harrisburg students at conference

Pictured are Martha Strickland’s students after their presentation at the 19th annual Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Multicultural Education conference. From left to right are Shuhang Liu, Abigail O’Reilly, Luke Mummau, and Kim Stielper. 

Students pose for camera after conference presentation.

Harrisburg students at conference

Pictured are Dr. Martha Strickland’s students after they give their presentation at the conference. From left to right are Shuhang Liu, Abigail O’Reilly, Luke Mummau, and Kim Stielper. 

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