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Games. Simulations. Virtual Worlds Focus of Learning and Entertainment Evolution Forum 2010

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Nov 13, 2009 (Harrisburg, PA) Save the Date for Harrisburg University of Science and Technology's  Learning and Entertainment Evolution Forum 2010 (LEEF 2010). The interactive professional development event is set for June 17-18, 2010.

The focus for LEEF 2010 is “Games. Simulations. Virtual Worlds.”

“Building on the success of LEEF 2009, this year’s program will further explore the use of games, simulations and virtual worlds for learning and performance by looking at the needs for successful adoption, says  Andy Petroski, Director of Learning Technologies & Assistant Professor of Learning Technologies. 

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Energy Center Opens in Mechanicsburg

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Enginuity Energy LLC to host ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Energy Center.

On October 27, 2009 Enginuity Energy LLC will host a special ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of its new facility, The Enginuity Energy Center.

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Carlisle Business Launching Software Developed in Partnership with Millersville University

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The Patriot-News, 10/15/09

A Carlisle-based startup software company is launching an online food-ordering program developed in part by Millersville University students.

The company, Cruzstar, develops online ordering programs for the food industry. It held a premier for the program, Cruzcourt, Wednesday night at Murata Business Center in Carlisle. The software is aimed at smaller corporations that do not have their own cafeterias and allows employees to order food using a computer.

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Central PA ITN Receives $600K Boost

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Keystone Edge, 10/15/09

Central Pennsylvania's Innovation Transfer Network has gotten a federal boost to encourage start-ups that pair partners from the region's universities and private sector.  The ITN has received a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation's Partners for Innovation (PFI) program.

The grant is the largest available from the NSF program.  Jill Edwards of the ITN says that about $150,000 to $175,000 of the grant will be available to university researchers who partner with local firms. The balance will be applied to research on the roadblocks to commercialization and developing tools to help researchers connect with companies. "Ultimately, this grant will increase awareness among researchers about commercialization," says Edwards.

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Service-Learning Grant to Harrisburg University to Promote Great Lakes Stewardship

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(Harrisburg, PA)--A multi-year grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service awarded to the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology aims to improve stewardship of the Great Lakes ecosystem and science education.

The $460,474 grant from the Learn and Serve America Higher Education program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will fund Year 1 of a three-year Great Lakes Innovative Stewardship through Education Network (GLISTEN) project that will harness the expertise and innovation of college faculty and undergraduate students in eight states and two Canadian provinces.

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Enginuity Confronts U.S. Energy Secretary on Issue of Small Business Grants

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Levittown - 9.18.09// - One of President Obama's point people on environmental strategy joined Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and other officials in Bensalem on Thursday to discuss the role that green energy plays in the nation's future.

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said the country has the potential to lead the world in creating alternative energy sources and that those efforts would generate new, family-sustaining jobs and, in the long run, help Americans save money through energy conservation.

But, he added, it will be a race that other countries also hope to win."We can let China be the leader or Europe be the leader," Chu said. "Or this can be the basis of our new prosperity. It can be the opportunity for each of us to spend money on the things we want to spend money on while we save the planet for our children and grandchildren."

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