Here, imagination and science merge to incubate ideas and perform life-changing breakthroughs.
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.
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
The IACUC serves as an objective third party, an oversight committee, governed by Federal Regulations to ensure appropriate care and use of vertebrate animals involved in education and/or research.
All Centers and Institutes
Our research centers provide experiential opportunities for students across a broad range of interests, issues and industries.
More HU Research
New Research by Dr. Lori Portzer Presented at SEACSM Annual Meeting, Places Third in ‘What’s Up, Doc?’ Competition
The southeast chapter (SEACSM) of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) kicked off its 2024 Annual Meeting on February…
HU Students and Faculty Demonstrate a Better Way to Predict Clinical Trial Durations for Lymphoma Patients
A collaboration between graduate students and faculty at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology may yield long-term benefits for clinical…
Does Your Home Have Lead in It? Which US Cities Are Most Vulnerable? Harrisburg University’s Dr. Michael Meyer Weighs In
The US federal government banned the consumer-level usage of lead paint in 1978. Some state legislatures took action even earlier…
Students gain hands-on experience conducting research on state-of-the-art spectrophotometer
Research is a cornerstone of the educational experience at Harrisburg University, and students who conduct research in the University’s 12th…
Groundbreaking Vehicle Route Optimization Research by Harrisburg University Ph.D. Student Published
A research paper by a Harrisburg University of Science and Technology ISEM Ph.D. student has been published. The conference paper,…
Revolutionizing Medical Exams: AI Breakthrough in Automated Scoring of USMLE Patient Notes
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology faculty member Mark Newman and Ph.D. students Bowen Long and Fangya Tan recently published…
Local Entrepreneurs receive honors after pitch competition
Several Harrisburg-area startup businesses have received a financial boost thanks to the M&T Bank’s Capital Region Multicultural Small Business Lab….
Shapiro Administration Announces Partnership with NuPaths to Provide IT Internships and Apprenticeships to Non-Degree Students
The Shapiro Administration announced a partnership with NuPaths to provide information technology, web development, and digital marketing internship and apprenticeship…
Environmental Science professors appears on WITF’s The Spark to Discuss Exploring Pennsylvania Caves Underground Virtually
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology’s Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Mike Meyer, made a a special appearance on WITF’s…
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