Centers, Institutes & Research Labs
The research centers and institutes at Harrisburg University provide experiential opportunities for students across a broad range of interests, issues and industries. Students and faculty work alongside government organizations and businesses to find solutions for real-world problems.
Center for Advanced Agriculture and Sustainability
CAA exists to support the adoption of technology-enabled approaches to sustainable and localized farming methods by bringing new applied research programs and agricultural technologies to Pennsylvania.
Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies
The Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies (CAELT) is an applied research center that advances the use of interactive media for entertainment and learning.
Center for Project Management Innovation (CPMI)
The Center for Project Management Innovation (CPMI) aims to significantly improve business and project outcomes for state and local governments as well as local and global businesses.
Analytics Institute (AI)
The Analytics Institute provides solutions, research, education and training in both structured and unstructured data analytics through strategic partnerships with entrepreneurs, private businesses and public sector entities.
Center for Applied Environmental & Geospatial Technology
HU’s Center for Applied Environmental and Geospatial Technology prepares students for successful careers, in the fields of environmental and geospatial technologies, through a wide array of real world projects.
Center for Environment, Energy and Economy (E3)
The Center for E3 focuses on interdisciplinary research that that translates science into actionable policy solutions, business practice improvement and the development of evidence-based decision support tools and systems.
The Research Institute
This 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.
Government Technology Institute (GTI)
The Government Technology Institute empowers government technology leaders with increased skills to make “Good Government Great Government” by connecting them with the expertise of sponsors, faculty and advisors.
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship brings important scientific discoveries, technological innovations, and academic research to the marketplace across a variety of industries and technologies.
Security Center of Excellence (SCE)
The Security Center of Excellence is a targeted effort to support government security leaders and their staffs as well as the private sector through educational programs, collaboration and awareness-raising initiatives.
User Experience Center
The User Experience (UX) Center brings technological expertise and strategic capabilities to usability and market research by testing the prototypes of businesses, government agencies and academic departments under lab conditions.
Our community of professional women in STEM prepares women with real-world strategies and relationships that support development and advancement within STEM careers. STEM-UP supports STEM Women in Higher Education including Students, Faculty, and Early-Career Professionals.
The Aquaponics Research Lab provides authentic experiential learning opportunities to prepare students for successful careers in sustainable agriculture through interdisciplinary research and internships.
Center and Institute News
CIE announces launch U start-up contest winners
Harrisburg University’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) has selected the winners of its annual launch U Start-up Challenge +…
Discover Insights on Advanced Manufacturing in Exclusive Video Interview with HU Center Director
Don’t miss this captivating video interview with Larry (L.J.) R. Holmes, Jr., Executive Director at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing…
Harrisburg University research cited by two Federal agencies in new regulations to fight pollution and climate change
In December 2022, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new regulations to address fugitive methane emissions from oil and…
Students Gain Hands-On Experience in Sustainable Food and Plant Production
Harrisburg University is a leader in aquaponics research. Harnessing HU’s state-of-the-art aquaponics system, professors team with students to advance aquaponics,…
HU CIE announces launch U start-up contest finalists
Seven finalists have been selected to continue developing their business ideas via Harrisburg University of Science and Technology’s annual launch…
M&T Bank and CIE Launch Second Annual Multicultural Small Business Lab for Harrisburg Entrepreneurs
M&T Bank, in partnership with the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, is seeking…
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