Rachel Fogle, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
As a broadly trained physiologist and an individual that loves learning, Dr Fogle’s research interests are diverse. One of her interests is in education research. Specifically, the implementation and validation of innovative team-based learning curriculum for responsible conduct of research (RCR). It is hypothesized that ethical decision-making abilities (both short-term and long-term) can be increased through the use of a team-based, interactive RCR curriculum that is malleable to the instructor, biomedical discipline, and targeted audience.
In addition, Dr. Fogle is passionate about education and research relating to ending hunger and achieving food security while striving towards achieving a circular nutrient economy. Since 2017, Dr Fogle has led the University’s aquaponic and hydroponic initiatives. Managing the 3,000 ft2 research greenhouse and 400 ft2 aquaponics lab has allowed her to engage with interdisciplinary HU students, local primary and secondary school students, international universities, community organizations, and agricultural professionals. The mission of HU Aquaponics is to provide authentic experiential learning opportunities to prepare students for careers in the rapidly growing controlled environment agriculture (CEA) sector, conduct research in coordination with leading CEA businesses, and provide fresh produce to alleviate regional food insecurity.
Courses Taught at HU:
GEND 460 – The Ethical Mind: Research Ethics & Scientific Integrity
ENVS 110 – Intro to Controlled Environment Agriculture
ENVS 120 – Horticultural Science & Practices
ENVS 240 – Recirculating Aquaculture Systems Management
ENVS 298 – Project I
ENVS 340 – Aquaponic System Design & Management
ENVS 365 – Internship
ENVS 498 – Project II
HU professors, student publish aquapoincs research papers
Harrisburg University Biology Professor Dr. Rachel Fogle and Research Scientist Joseph Tetreault recently had three manuscripts peer-reviewed and accepted for...
HU professor receives agriculture grant
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HU professors to receive honors
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Aquaponics program donates lettuce to Hanna’s Pantry
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HU greenhouse team donates 150 heads of lettuce to Downtown Daily Bread
Thanks to a recent $20,000 donation from The GIANT Company, Harrisburg University was able to donate 150 heads of lettuce...
GIANT Co. donates $20K to HU on Giving Tuesday
HARRISBURG, Pa. – The GIANT Company has donated $20,000 to Harrisburg University of Science and Technology on Giving Tuesday (Nov....
HU aquaponics technician, professor publish aquaponics research
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 provides live aquaponics lab tour to EduNet Conference attendees
Two Harrisburg University professors and a Phoenix Contact engineer delivered presentations on a planned update to the University’s state-of-the-art aquaponics...
Professors, Phoenix Contact engineer to present HU aquaponics lab update at EduNet Conference
Two Harrisburg University professors and a Phoenix Contact engineer will deliver presentations on a planned update to the University’s state-of-the-art...