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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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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…
HU prof. to serve on national nanoscience research committee
Harrisburg University Biotechnology program lead, Dr. Leena Pattarkine, has been invited to serve on the Research Advisory Committee of the…
Professors win computer science ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’
Four Harrisburg University professors took home the “Outstanding Achievement Award” as they presented their co-authored research paper, “Diagnosing Heart Disease…
HU Professors’ Research Accepted for Publication
Professors Siamak Aram, Roozbeh Sadeghian, Stanley Nwoji, and Iheb Abdellatif, whose team paper, titled “Diagnosing Heart Disease Types From Chest X-Rays Using…
HU Coordinator’s Article Selected for Publication
An article written by HU Experiential Learning Coordinator Rebekah Harriger has been selected for publication in the soon-to-be-released book: “Intern…
Professor, student present research at e-learning conference
Interactive Media Major Emili Ochoa and Dr. Sa Liu gave a presentation at the E-learn 2019 world conference in New Orleans this…
HU Professor’s study: Mobile tech can detect methane leaks
A study authored by HU Professor Dr. Arvind Ravikumar shows that numerous promising mobile technologies could serve as effective means…
HU Spotlight: Meet Professor Michael Meyer
Whether it’s for their groundbreaking research, expertise, or amazing discoveries, HU’s professors regularly appear in local, national, and international headlines…
Innovation takes center stage at HU faculty research showcase
Harrisburg University has grown into one of Pennsylvania’s premiere research institutions. And to encourage our professors to continue to look…
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