Apr 04

College of Engineering Research Symposium

Nittany Lion Inn
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The College of Engineering Research Symposium showcases graduate and undergraduate research results via paper and poster presentations. Furthermore, CERS provides an in-house peer review network for students who are currently working towards completing a research project.


Apr 04

Low design: More with less, a community-based approach to optimizing architecture

307 Hammond Building
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The continent of Africa--which today has the highest rate of urbanization and the youngest population in the world--will add almost one billion new urban dwellers by 2050 (WUP, UN). This phenomenal transformation represents simultaneously a huge opportunity and potential humanitarian catastrophe. In response, the concept of “low design” is a materials-driven strategy for developing and deploying low-cost and ultra-low cost architectural solutions that have low carbon footprint and low environmental impact. Derived from the “kiosk culture” reading of contemporary African urbanism, and integrating techniques of earth construction, bamboo architecture, prefabricated modular steel semi-octet truss system and 3Ematerials (i.e. Electrical and Electronic Equipment) together with digital design and fabrication in a social entrepreneurship framework, engineering design case studies from Ghana and Nigeria present--at different scales--the associated “microtecture” approach of architecture robots and ANAM model of hybrid agropolitan or rurban (“rural + urban”) smart cities for Africa.


Apr 27

Engineering Design Showcase

Bryce Jordan Center
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

The Design Showcase is an exhibit of engineering design projects—from first-year design to senior capstone—created by students with the support of Penn State engineering faculty members and industry sponsors.


May 05

Undergraduate Commencement

Bryce Jordan Center
8:00 p.m.


May 07

Graduate School Commencement

6:30 p.m.




The School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) delivers effective engineering education through active, collaborative, project-based, and professionally oriented classroom experiences. SEDTAPP offers a variety of programs that partner faculty, students, and industry in the study of real-life engineering problems. Our programs teach students to solve real-life problems with innovative solutions. 

School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs

213 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2952