- Catch some STEM this Summer!
Donâ€™t let another summer pass you by! Harrisburg Universityâ€™s summer session includes college-level, hands-on courses like Our Ocean World, Programming Fundamentals, and Speech. Each helps you explore high-demand fields in mathematics, science and technology, earn college credit, and enhance your college resume.
May 30, 2014
- HU Sophomore Gabe Hicks Is Working to Make a Career in Animation a Reality
When Gabe Hicks was younger, he watched cartoons on television as much as the next kid. However, while others were thinking about super powers, Hicks, now 20, was thinking about the technology behind the programming. He watched his favorite show, Sonic the Hedgehog, and imagined how he would create the images differently. He was fascinated with the action behind the scenes as much as the cartoon itself.
May 19, 2014
- Dr. Peter Meek: Using Bioinformatics to Prevent Diseases
Peter Meek uses computers to solve biological problems. Big, big problems like preventing HIV and curing malaria and blindness.
Before becoming an Assistant Professor of Biotechnology and directing chemical design research at Harrisburg University, his research helped develop new lead molecules for treatment of HIV, Alzheimerďż˝s, dry macula degeneration, anti-malarials, anti-cancer and anti-biotic agents by using three-dimensional docking encompassing Shape Signature technology.
May 18, 2014
- Launch Courses Available this Summer for Incoming Students in Harrisburg and Philadelphia
If you are a student coming to HU in the fall and would like, or need, to build your skills in Math and English over the summer, we are offering two courses at a special tuition rate of $150 per credit (or $450 for the entire 3-credit course) that you will want to seriously consider taking.
May 15, 2014
- Sign Up Today for HU's Summer Exploration Camps
If you're in high school and ready to test out a college class, the Summer Exploration Camps are the perfect opportunity! Earn college credit and have fun. It's a great way to stay active this summer.
May 14, 2014
- Faculty Profile: Dr. Leena Pattarkine
One of Mrunalini â€śLeenaâ€ť Pattarkine's proudest moments at Harrisburg University came after the university's 2009 commencement ceremony.
A graduate's mother approached Pattarkine, saying, â€śI wanted to meet you because my daughter talks about you all of the time.â€ť
May 13, 2014
- HU Graduates Class of 2014; Honors Local Retired Educator "TR" McIntosh
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology held its 2014 Commencement Ceremony on May 8th, awarding degrees to more than three dozen graduates at the ceremony in the Forum Auditorium.
May 9, 2014
- Free Learning Technologies Webinars in May
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has announced a series of free webinars to provide industry leaders, trainers and educators with leading-edge approaches and skills to apply existing learning technologies to a variety of learning environments.
May 8, 2014
- HU Senior Says Every Living Being Deserves to Thrive
While survival of the fittest may be a fair concept, Harrisburg University environmental science major Chrissy Metz feels that every living being deserves as much help as they can get.
Apr 21, 2014
- Rackspace--A Top 100 Performing Technology Company--Becomes Event Sponsor of Free BarCamp Harrisburg 6 Conference
Rackspace (NYSE: RAX) will be the Event Sponsor of the upcoming free technology and web-oriented conference, BarCamp Harrisburg 6. The event is set for May 3rd at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in PA.
Apr 17, 2014
- University Announces 2013 Honors List
Thirty-eight percent of the undergraduate student body at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology earned Honors recognition during 2013 and were named to the Honors List.
Apr 4, 2014
- HU On The Early Learning-To-Higher Education Continuum Removing Barriers To STEM Learning
The April 2 Pennsylvania Economic Summit on Early Childhood Investment, sponsored by the Early Learning Investment Commission, convened Pennsylvaniaâ€™s top business and political leaders, including Gov. Tom Corbett, to share the ways government and businesses are acting on research showing the lifelong benefits of quality early childhood education.
Apr 2, 2014
- Free Technology & Web Conference Set for May 3rd at HU
BarCamp Harrisburg 6 is set for Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in PA.
The free technology-oriented conference is known as an ďż˝unconferenceďż˝ because it is filled with open, participatory events, discussions, and workshops where presentation content is provided by the participants rather than chosen speakers. The annual event draws nearly 200 web developers, cloud computing experts, educators, e-learning experts, application developers and software engineers.
Apr 2, 2014
- Technology Entrepreneur To Address Class of 2014
Mary MacPherson, president of M2Works LLC, a Reston, Virginia-based consultancy will address the Class of 2014 on Thursday, May 8, during Commencement ceremonies scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the Forum Auditorium at 500 Walnut Street in Harrisburg.
Apr 1, 2014
- Free Webinar: Where are Virtual Worlds for Business and Education?
Join a panel of industry experts for this free webinar, Where are Virtual Worlds for Business and Education?, set for Friday, April 4, 2014 at 4PM EST as they answer your questions and discuss the current and future state of virtual worlds.
Mar 31, 2014
- LTMS Class Project Appears in Immersive Learning Book
Koreen Olbrish Pagano, a member of the corporate faculty who taught courses in the Learning Technologies Master of Science (LTMS) program, authored the book, Immersive Learning: Designing for Authentic Practice. In the book, Pagano incorporated a class project assigned to her students enrolled in the ”Game and Simulation Design” graduate course. She recreated the structure in the book as guidance for immersive learning design structure.
Mar 26, 2014
- Summer Internship Blossomed Into a Job for this New Cumberland Student
Cameron J. Yesconis had planned to become a music teacher, but he reevaluated his career options after seeing many school districts slashing their arts budgets.
"Music was my passion, but I enjoy technology, and it's a thriving field. I decided if I'm going to get a successful job later on, I should go into technology," said Yesconis, 21, of New Cumberland. He transferred to Harrisburg University in Fall 2012 and plans to graduate in 2016 with a degree in computer and information sciences.
Mar 18, 2014
- Computer Aid Investing $1.3M in Harrisburg University Space; Students Benefit from Real-World Experiences
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology students will benefit from the hands-on experiential opportunities created by Computer Aid, Inc. opening office space inside the academic center.
Mar 18, 2014
- Fellowship Program Helps Environmental Sciences Major Succeed
When a severe knee injury derailed a promising dance career in her junior year of high school, Kelly Tessier internalized the disappointment and turned the setback into a positive.
"I discovered my identity," says the Harrisburg University first-year student. "I spent a whole year focusing on myself . . . my dreams and goals."
Mar 18, 2014
- HU Alumnus Career is Brewing Thanks to Biotechnology Degree
What do you do with a thirst for success and a Harrisburg University of Science and Technology degree in biotechnology with an emphasis on microbiology? You go work for a beer company, of course! And, not just any beer company; you get a job as a microbiologist at one of the most successful brewing companies in the world – Samuel Adams!
Mar 17, 2014