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.
We are looking for faculty with a passion for design, design research, and design education.
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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.
Last spring, Benjamin Fehl, instructor of engineering design, and Richard Devon, professor of engineering design, charged a group of four students with redesigning 316 Hammond. The room was renovated over the summer and ready for classes in the fall. The students reflect on their experience and their peers laud the end result.
Architectural engineering undergraduates Page Donnell and Sean O'Neill look around 316 Hammond and take in all the changes that have been made since they submitted their design concept last spring. Donnell notes, "I think the main improvement is that before, everyone sat behind a giant computer and there was no...
At the conclusion of spring semester every year, several dozen students participate in the Engineering Design Program's "Summers by Design". These are international design courses taught at top design schools in the world. And as a bonus, these locations are amazing: the cultural, artistic, culinary, and other opportunities are endless.
Interested students must apply through Penn State's Global Programs office. They will participate in global product development courses with students from the US and many other countries. The curriculum is typically a combination of lecture and project-based activities. To facilitiate the cross-cultural experience, much of...
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.
Kathryn Jablokow is one of three professors who recently taught a massive open online course offered by Penn State on "Creativity, Innovation and Change." She will be part of a faculty panel on MOOCs on Tuesday, Dec. 2 as part of the third annual World Campus Faculty Convocation at Penn State's University Park campus. Read the full story at http://bit.ly/1bVsPjT.
Alcoa, the world's leading producer of primary and fabricated aluminum, has partnered with Penn State to sponsor this semester's EDSGN 100: Introduction to Engineering Design project.
The project charges first-year students with identifying opportunities on campus to increase the efficiency or sustainability of products and product systems by using aluminum. Student teams are encouraged to: investigate opportunities to substitute aluminum for other materials, think about recyclability and recycled material content, and consider how the introduction of a new aluminum product can help reduce energy consumption in existing systems.
Miller Granted NSF CAREER Award
Scarlett Miller, the James F. Will Career Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs and in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award.
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.
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.