- National Mentoring Month: Share What You Know. Become a Mentor.
January marks National Mentoring Month (NMM), and Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is taking part in the campaign.
Spearheaded by the Harvard Mentoring Project, MENTOR, and the Corporation for National and Community Service, the month highlights mentoring and the positive impact it can have on young lives. It also focuses national attention on the need for mentors, as well as how each of us—individuals, businesses, government agencies, schools, and nonprofits—can work together to increase the number of mentors and assure brighter futures for our young people.
Dec 16, 2008
- OneCard Gives Something Back
Members of the University received the new OneCard today. The new OneCard provides students, staff, and faculty the security and convenience of carrying a single multipurpose card to be used for a variety of campus and community services. The OneCard can be used for access to the new Academic Center, Parking, Vending, University Services, and local area businesses, with an emphasis on the downtown. The OneCard also features the Give Something Back Network, which contributes funds to a scholarship at the University and support other non-profit organizations.
Dec 3, 2008
- University Welcomes new Senior Grants Researcher and Writer
Chris Wonders has joined Harrisburg University of Science and Technology as Senior Grants Researcher and Writer. His main responsibilities are to identify, develop, and propose grants and sponsored projects for the University.
Dec 2, 2008
- University Unveils One-of-a-Kind Virtual Tour
It is now possible to tour Harrisburg University of Science and Technology’s 16-story $73-million Academic Center and to speak with faculty, staff and students without leaving your computer. Harrisburg University is the only institution of higher learning in the nation with a “Synthetic Interviews” technology enhanced virtual tour.
Dec 1, 2008
- December Science & Technology Milestones
There are several historic milestones relating to science and technology in December, including:
Dec. 1, 2008: Cyber Monday. The Monday after Thanksgiving is the traditional beginning of the online holiday shopping season--when consumers return to work and start e-tailing.
Dec. 2, 1982: Artificial Heart Transplant Anniversary. Barney C. Clark, 61, became the first recipient of a permanent artificial heart.
Dec. 2, 1942: First Self-Sustaining Nuclear Chain Reaction. Physicist Enrico Fermi led a team of scientists at the University of Chicago in producing the first controlled self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction.
Nov 19, 2008
- HU Knowledge Network: Choosing the Proper Communication Medium
Steven Birmingham writes about the primary means of communicating with stakeholders in his paper, Choosing the Proper Communication Medium. He teaches Professional Communications for I.T. Project Managers at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. Over 10 years, he managed or participated in numerous projects as I.T. Director at a $2 billion financial institution. He holds an. M.S.E. in the Management of Technology from the University of Pennsylvania and is a popular seminar speaker on the topics of communications and project management.
Nov 19, 2008
- University Helps Guard Unit Stay Connected to Families & Loved Ones During Deployment
The Red Cross and the University’s Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies (CAELT) are teaming with other organizations from around the Commonwealth to create a new interactive website, Community Connect, to help ensure that the families of Charlie Company have the resources to stay connected to their loved ones who are scheduled for deployment to Iraq.
Nov 6, 2008
- HU Knowledge Network: New Developments in Food Packaging & Distribution
You’ve probably considered the quality of your food quite often either while consuming a meal at a restaurant or shopping in your local grocery store. But have you ever considered the food package itself? What is the wrapper made of? Why? Are there sensors on the package and what do they do? How does your food get from store to table without losing its flavor or quality? Dr. Rene Massengale, associate professor of biotechnology, addresses the topic.
Oct 31, 2008
- Dr. Schiavelli Will Help Shape Strategies to Create More Manufacturing Jobs
Dr. Mel Schiavelli, president of Harrisburg University of Science & Technology in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is one of more than 25 education leaders named to the first-ever national Education Council focused on expanding and enhancing the manufacturing workforce. The Council held its inaugural meeting today in Washington, D.C.
Oct 29, 2008
- Salaries Climb for Computer and Information Systems Managers
The average salary in Central Pennsylvania for computer and information systems managers is $88,951. That’s according to a recent survey, “Highest Paying Professions,” that appears in the October 24, 2008 Central Pennsylvania Business Journal.
Oct 28, 2008
- Tech Industry Jobs Keep Rising
Salary budgets for workers at high-tech companies have climbed approximately 5 percent per year for the last three years, according to Aon Consulting's Radford Surveys & Consulting, a leading provider of market compensation intelligence and consulting to the high technology and life sciences industries.
Oct 28, 2008
- Member of Board of Trustees to Receive Business Award
Mr. Robert Ortenzio of the University’s Board of Trustees, is this year's recipient of the West Shore Chamber Business Achievement Award.
Oct 28, 2008
- Healthcare STEM Career Openings Projected to Increase
Healthcare STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) workers make up 23% percent of all Pennsylvania STEM jobs and are projected to have twice as many annual openings over the next ten years as the average STEM field. In addition to meeting the needs of an aging population, Healthcare STEM workers play a critical role in Pennsylvania’s Life Sciences Targeted Industry Cluster, which houses economic drivers such as biological product manufacturing, pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing and dental equipment & supplies manufacturing.
Oct 27, 2008
- November's Science and Technology Milestones
There are several historic milestones relating to science and technology education in November, including: Nov. 10, 1983: Microsoft released Windows, an extension of MS-DOS operating system with a graphical user interface. In 1980, Microsoft had signed a contract with IBM to design MS-DOS for a personal computer that IBM was developing.
Nov. 10-14, 2008: National Distance Learning Week. Sponsored by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the purpose of National Distance Learning Week is to generate greater awareness and appreciation for distance learning, including K-12, Higher Education, Corporate and Military, while recognizing leaders and best practices in the field.
Oct 26, 2008
- Capital Area Biotechnology Partnership Sets Date for 2009 Biotechnology Showcase
The Capital Area Biotechnology Partnership 2009 Biotechnology Showcase will be held March 20 at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. The theme for this year’s event is Biotechnology, Agriculture, and Food Science.
Oct 22, 2008
- University's Graduate Program Is Influencing Future of Distance Learning
Most historians trace the beginning of modern distance learning to Caleb Phillips of Boston and his "Shorthand by Mail" course first offered in 1728. From those humble beginnings to correspondence courses to real-time video in cyber schools, each new generation of technology brings educational programs to large numbers of people around the globe seeking to take their careers, and lives, to the next level.
The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) hopes to generate greater awareness and appreciation for distance learning during National Distance Learning Week (Nov. 10-14). Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is influencing the future of distance learning through its Master of Science Degree in Learning Technologies.
Oct 21, 2008
- STEM Occupations Are High Wage, High Growth
Think it doesn’t pay to study science and technology? Graduates in science and technology fields often enjoy starting salaries higher than those of traditional liberal arts graduates.
Oct 17, 2008
- STEM Fields by Total Annual Openings
Pennsylvania’s STEM workforce covers 198 occupational categories, comprising over one million individual workers.
Oct 16, 2008
- Science & Technology Occupations Predicted to Grow
Statistics show that 35% of new job growth projected in the state by 2016 will be occupations requiring a background in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM), according to data from the Pennsylvania STEM Initiative.
Oct 15, 2008
- University Welcomes New Assistant Professor
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology announced that Dr. Peter Meek has joined the faculty as assistant professor of biotechnology. He joined the University on October 1. Dr. Meek completed his Post Doctoral training at The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia where he also served as an Adjunct Professor.
Oct 12, 2008