- 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
- This Month in Science & Technology History
There are several historic milestones relating to science and technology education this month, including:
October 1, 1984: The groundbreaking science fiction novel Neurmancer was published in and featured a word now commonplace in popular culture: cyberspace.
October 1-31: National Cyber Security Awareness Month. A national campaign focused on educating the American public, businesses schools, and government agencies about ways to secure their part of cyberspace, computers, and our nation’s critical infrastructure.
Oct 1, 2008
- Critical Business Analysis Techniques for IT Projects Workshop
A senior information technology consultant and faculty member with George Mason University will lead the workshop, Critical Business Analysis Techniques for IT Projects. It is the first in a series of professional development workshops devoted to project management, and it is sponsored by the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and the Technology Council of Central PA.
Sep 29, 2008
- Learning Technologies Courses Beneficial to Educators & Corporate Learning Professionals
The expansion of tools and techniques has created a demand for skilled workers who can determine needs, evaluate options, design and develop solutions, communicate visually and assess outcomes. Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is responding to the demand by offering two new eight-week graduate courses that will launch on October 27.
Sep 26, 2008
- Professional Development Series for Project Managers
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and the Technology Council of Central PA are launching a new professional development series to provide project managers with opportunities to expand their areas of expertise into new specialties.
Beyond Project Management: Building Leadership and Performance Professional Development Series consists of five separate sessions with each session addressing a specific topic. The featured topics can broaden a project manager’s skills and understanding in areas that improve the execution of critical steps in the project management process
Sep 25, 2008
- University Welcomes New Director & Faculty Member
Dr. Amjad Umar has joined Harrisburg University of Science and Technology as Director of e-Business and professor of e-Business.
He has written six books and more than 50 research papers in his areas of specialization that span e-business, enterprise architectures and integration, mobile computing, and information security. His 20+ years of experience in his areas of expertise includes academic assignments, senior research management positions in the industry, and consulting/advisory work around the globe.
Sep 25, 2008