In recognition of their support for diverse students pursuing careers in interactive media, JPL and its sister company, d’Vinci Interactive, have been awarded naming rights for Harrisburg University’s Digital Media Studio in its new academic tower.
“We are proud to support Harrisburg University’s mission to prepare students for careers in interactive media. We’re engaging with HU students in innovative ways that benefit the students and bring value to JPL and d’Vinci,” said JPL President and d’Vinci CEO Luke Kempski.
JPL and d’Vinci will invest $250,000 over five years, which will help the University provide scholarships to talented students in need as well as support the University’s marketing and communications goals.
“The JPL partnership and philanthropic investment in Harrisburg University will support the academic growth and development of students and their experiential learning,” said HU’s Executive Director, Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies Charles Palmer (pictured left).
Palmer, who also serves as associate professor of interactive media and program chair added that Harrisburg University Interactive Media students will value the inter-disciplinary collaboration enabled by the space in a building that also houses health sciences and advanced manufacturing programs. “That collaboration plus our partnership with JPL and d’Vinci will provide students with experiences working with professionals on applied projects that deliver real value,” added Palmer.
Harrisburg University offers bachelor’s degrees in advanced media production, user experience design, and purposeful game design.
About Harrisburg University:
Harrisburg University of Science & Technology, commonly referred to as Harrisburg University, is a private STEM-focused university in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, with an additional location in Philadelphia. Founded in 2001 as Harrisburg Polytechnic Institute, it offers STEM-focused degree and certificate programs.