September 19, 2023- Harrisburg University and UPMC is celebrating the dedication of the new UPMC Health Sciences Tower at Harrisburg University. The building houses expanded resources for new and existing health sciences and advanced manufacturing programs.
The 11-story UPMC Health Sciences Tower at Harrisburg University features skills labs, simulation spaces, state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, classrooms and auditoriums that support education and research in advanced manufacturing, pharmacology, exercise science, physical therapy and the UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing at UPMC Harrisburg.
A highlight of the tower is the space dedicated to the Advanced Manufacturing program. New labs feature 3D printers, machining equipment, industrial and collaborative robots, workstations for 2D and 3D modeling and computer programming, manufacturing systems and pneumatic/hydraulic automation trainers.
The tower also houses the nursing partnership between Harrisburg University and UPMC to provide a new opportunity for area residents to pursue careers in nursing. Launched in August 2022, the UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing at UPMC Harrisburg is a 16-month accelerated diploma program for registered nurses (RNs). Two floors of the building are dedicated to high-tech classrooms, skills labs and realistic simulation labs to prepare students for their clinical rotations.