Model the Future During the INCAnaut Challenge
02/16/2011

Create, design and model your ideas about the future using The Inter-Nodal Connector Architecture (INCA) System as a contestant in the INCAnaut Challenge hosted by Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Pennsylvania.

Online PR News – 16-February-2011 – – Harrisburg, PA, February 15, 2011 -- Create, design and model your ideas about the future using The Inter-Nodal Connector Architecture (INCA) System as a contestant in the INCAnaut Challenge hosted by Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Pennsylvania. Contest information is found online at http://www.incanautchallenge.com

Open to teams of high school and college students, INCAnaut Challenge contestants explore and model the scientific ‘real world’ possibilities of revolutionary new technologies and materials presently in development. Teams choose one of eight categories for their INCA design entry:

• Consumer Products – Products that increase quality of life in the workplace, at home during leisure time, or while traveling.

• Machinery and Equipment – Mechanisms that speed up and improve work, manufacturing, or scientific research processes.

• Medical – Devices that improve the efficiency and quality of healthcare.

• Safety & Security – Devices that defend or enhance the security or safety of individuals, businesses, communities, or nations.

• Sustainable Technology – Products that harness or use renewable energy sources, as well as products designed for other purposes using environmentally friendly materials or manufacturing processes.

• Transportation – Machines that enable movement of people and goods from one place to another.

• Air/Ground/Sea/Underwater – Products or housing that would help people live in these environments.

• Outer Space – Devices that would make living or working in outer space safer, easier or cheaper.

Contest information, rules and registration information are found online at http://www.incanautchallenge.com For additional information, call Dr. Leena Pattarkine of the Harrisburg University faculty at 717.901.5168 or via email at LPattarkine@HarrisburgU.edu

Founded in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania's need for increased opportunities for study leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University is an innovative and ambitious private institution that produces graduates who provide increased competence and capacity in science and technology disciplines to Pennsylvania and the nation. Harrisburg University ensures institutional access for underrepresented students and links learning and research to practical outcomes. As a private University serving the public good, Harrisburg University remains the only STEM-focused comprehensive university located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

For more information on the University's demand-driven undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in applied science and technology fields, call 717.901.5146 or email Connect@HarrisburgU.edu.

Contact:
Steve Infanti
Harrisburg University
326 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
717.901.5146
sinfanti@harrisburgu.edu
http://www.harrisburgu.edu/