Each semester, students in EDSGN 100 demonstrate their newfound design abilities through a sponsored final project. It is a great opportunity for students and sponsors.
The Certificate in Engineering Design is for those students who enjoy engineering design and who want to have an edge in getting their first job.
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The SEDTAPP Engineering Design Program (EDP) is based on the concept of integrated engineering design: the integration of the ideas, disciplines, people, and resources within engineering and beyond that are necessary to achieve optimal design solutions for products, systems, processes, and services. Strengths of the EDP include design methods, systems design, design for human variability, design cognition (decision making), global design with worldwide partners, innovative design, community engagement, and client-based design project experiences. Faculty in the Engineering Design Program conduct collaborative research in many of these areas and offer courses from the first year to the graduate level.
Students participate in new study abroad program
During the first summer session of 2009, the College of Engineering and Penn State Education Abroad launched a new, three-week summer abroad program in China. Students of all disciplines had the opportunity to take ENGR 197A Impact of History, Culture, Society, and Environment on Engineering Design in China. The three-credit course, taught by Instructor in Engineering Design Xinli Wu, fulfilled requirements in social and behavioral sciences and international cultures for engineering students and counted toward general education credits for students in other majors.
In May 2008, the National University of Singapore (NUS) Department of Mechanical Engineering launched an engineering design summer abroad program.
Jonathan Cagan, George Tallman and Florence Barrett Ladd Engineering Professor in Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, will speak at 12 p.m. October 5 at Penn State’s Stuckeman Family Building. His visit marks the second talk in the Penn State Department of Architecture "Who Owns Design?" Lecture Series.
A team of Penn State engineering students received an honorable mention at the recent National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, D.C.
Over the past two years, a team of engineering and education faculty and students has been developing a middle school curriculum about Zero Energy Homes. Led by ASES member Andy Lau, the project has drawn upon all of his 33 years of experience as a solar analyst and designer. The curriculum is divided into four modules, all of which are based upon active participatory learning.
Technology is playing a bigger role in medicine throughout the globe, but its impact is dramatically different in industrial countries and developing nations. While U.S. patients rarely get a test that doesn't cost $200, product developers who target Africa's underprivileged population are creating complete systems that cost less than $200.
The Devon Era: A shift in design leadership
As Assistant Professor of Engineering Design and Mechanical Engineering Matthew Parkinson assumes the directorship of the Engineering Design Program, and as Professor of Engineering Design and former Director Richard Devon steps down from the position, the program ushers in a new era. Through the years, Devon led the Engineering Design Program through a lengthy developmental period and into an institutionalized program with a bright future.
Partners and Sponsors
Our academic partners strengthen and sustain the mission of the engineering design program. These connections enhance students' communication skills, knowledge base, and performance levels to prepare them for careers in the new global business environment. Find out more about our academic partners.
Are you part of a company looking for a unique way to impact first-year engineering design education? If so, consider sponsoring an EDSGN 100 design project. Find more information on benefits to your company as well as the students.