« back to Awards Archive List


Technical Achievement

 Jerry Shoup 2012 Technical Achievement

Jerry F. Shoup, Ph.D. has been selected by the Central Pennsylvania Engineers Week Council to receive the 2012 Technical Achievement Award. Jerry is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and is employed with Penn State Harrisburg - Capital College.

Dr. Shoup and his wife, Sylvia, reside in Palmyra.  They have a daughter and two sons: Cynthia who lives in Washington, D.C., Martin who lives in Leesburg, VA, and David, who lives in York.  Dr. Shoup holds a B.S.E.E. degree from Ohio University, M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from The Pennsylvania State University.  He was formerly a member of the Central Pennsylvania Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in State College, PA where he served as secretary/treasurer, vice president, and president.  He is now a member of the Harrisburg Section of the IEEE.  He is a Life Senior Member of the IEEE and a Life Member of the American Society of Engineering Education.  Dr. Shoup is also a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu.

Dr. Shoup began his full-time employment with the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) as a design engineer doing underwater research and development for the U.S. Navy in State College, PA.  One major project that he worked on at ARL was an underwater target-centered tracking system.  He also conducted research on long shelf life batteries.  In 1971, he accepted a teaching position at Penn State Harrisburg (PSH), teaching courses in electrical engineering, computer science, and engineering mechanics.  In the mid 1980’s he took on the position of Program Chair for the B.S.E.E.T. program.  Later a B.S. in E.E. was added under his leadership with the first B.S.E.E. graduates in 2000.  He was tapped to head the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology (SSET) at PSH in July, 2010.  Currently SSET has over 600 majors in 10 BS programs in computer science, engineering, engineering technology, mathematics, and science.  SSET also offers eight masters degree programs in computer science, electrical engineering, engineering science, engineering management, and environmental engineering.  There are about 50 full-time faculty, 18 adjunct faculty, 11 support staff, and six people in the Recycling Markets Center.  The SSET supplies courses for over 1500 students in other campus majors.  The courses are in astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, and general science.

Dr. Shoup was a consultant for Buell Envirotech in the 1970s. There he designed a solid state control system for cleaning a large industrial electrostatic precipitator and holds a joint patent for “Electrostatic Electrode Cleaning System” with P. Gelfand and R. Carpenter.  He also was on a design team with P. Gelfand and C. Mason that received a patent for a “Thyristor Controller for an Electrostatic Precipitator.”

At Penn State University, he has served on many committees a few of which are:

Service to the public, industry, and other institutions







« back to Awards Archive List