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Engineering and Engineering Technology
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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.
Social entrepreneurship projects implemented in Africa
Mashavu and WishVast are two on-going humanitarian engineering and social entrepreneurship projects offered through EDGSN 452 Projects in Community Service Engineering. These two projects, led by Engineering Design Affiliate Faculty and Senior Research Associate Khanjan Mehta, involve students in hands-on engineering design and entrepreneurship activities in the classroom and are implemented in Africa during the summer.
Penn State and Moroccan students collaborate on international engineering project
Eighteen Penn State students and thirteen Moroccan students from École Mohammadia d’Ingénieurs came together in spring 2009 to form “Team Amerocco,” an international group of students with a passion for cultural exchanges and a drive to improve the world though engineering.
Since May 2011, the Mashavu Telemedicine System has conducted pilots in several locations in Kenya. The most recent pilot is in conjunction with the Nyeri County Diabetes Support Group (NCDSG). Members of the NCDSG collect BP, BMI, and blood sugar. They will be utilizing Mashavu database system to organize and report their previously unmonitored data.
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.
Buzby Networks, Penn State’s entry to the 2009 Idea to Product (I2P) Global Competition, took third place and a $2,500 prize in the contest’s Technology Entrepreneurship Society Global Championship round. The I2P Global Competition was held in October at the University of Texas in Austin, TX.
Greg Kester, Nichole Lopes, and Carlos De La Rosa needed to form a working company for their final project of an engineering entrepreneurship course. Although their first inclination was to use their engineering backgrounds to create something elaborate, simplicity won out in the end.
Penn State engineering students and faculty visited Morocco in summer 2010 to put in place three different engineering design projects. Two of the teams devised systems to improve communities’ water quality, and the third group offered a solution for better workplace seating at a women’s cooperative.
The Engineering Leadership Development Program was featured as a cover story for this issue on “Global Outreach.”
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