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Professors and students harness their passions to take journeys of discovery. Their recipe for success blends rigorous research, academic wisdom and real-world know-how.
Together, they develop mind-blowing technologies, popular commercial products and valuable intellectual properties.
Advancing Sustainability Through Aquaponics
Many people today view aquaponics as a more sustainable and environmentally conscious form of raising food and plants. HU students are engaged in trail-blazing research that involves the first systematic study of growth options within the aquaponics industry. Biology professor Dr. Rachel Fogle and analytical chemistry professor Dr. Andrea Nagy have teamed with students on the project.
Building More Immersive Virtual Realty
New advances have made it easier to create a truly immersive virtual reality field experience. Chief among them is the advanced camera technology. But since these field experiences are a new endeavor, there exist no best practices for setting them up. Three of our professors partnered with students to change that. Dr. Michael Meyer, Dr. Christine Proctor and Albert Sarvis are supporting students in their mission to advance immersive VR experience within the physical and natural sciences.
Mining Data through Supercomputing
Our professors and students spent nearly three years building our new DIY-style supercomputer. Now, it’s unleashing the power of our students and professors to solve challenges. This DIY-style high-performance machine is powered by 68 servers and growing, allowing it to tackle the work of hundreds of regular computers. Students are now using it to launch ground-breaking new research in forensic science, machine learning and autonomous vehicles.
Faculty Research Institute
Our Faculty Research Institute was formed to coordinate research efforts, collaborate on research projects, encourage student participation at all levels in ongoing research and share knowledge and discoveries across the entire University. It has four areas of concentration: graduate, undergraduate, healthcare and esports.
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD (IRB)
The IRB serves as an objective third party, an oversight committee, governed by Federal Regulations with the purpose of protecting and managing risk to human participants involved in research.
All Centers and Institutes
Our research centers provide experiential opportunities for students across a broad range of interests, issues and industries.
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HU professor to co-author chapters for biotechnology book
A Harrisburg University of Science and Technology faculty member will contribute chapters to a forthcoming book. Professor and Biotechnology Program…
New partnership gives professors access to publishing
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has formed an institutional membership agreement for open access publishing with Frontiers. This institutional…
HU professor publishes article in special issue of ‘Critical Studies in Media Communication’
Harrisburg University Interactive Media Professor Dr. Kelly Boudreau recently published a peer-reviewed article in a special issue of the “Critical…
HU professor helps name, describe new horned dinosaur from American Southwest
A group of researchers, including Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Professor Dr. Steven Jasinski, recently named and described a…
HU professor, colleagues examine benefits of camp on kids with ventilators
Summer camps provide a great environment for kids to develop social and decision-making skills and they often introduce children to…
Study: Exercise could help combat homelessness
Could exercise be an important tool in improving the lives of those experiencing homelessness? According to a study recently conducted…
HU brain research team’s video game addiction research published by popular neuroscience journal
A team of researchers from Harrisburg University, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Southwest University, Chongqing, China, recently published…
New HU research suggests methane leak detection and repair programs reduce emissions
A new study from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, suggests that leak detection…
HU fellow featured in podcast; paper published in journal
Dr. Devyani Singh, Harrisburg University Postdoctoral Fellow, Sustainable Energy Policy, is featured in a recent Women in #SciComm podcast. Dr. Singh…
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