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Engineering and Engineering Technology
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Engineering students will display their solutions to industry-posed problems at the Student Design Project Showcase at 1 p.m. on December 12 at the Bryce Jordan Center. The event is free and open to the public.
The showcase is the culmination of a semester-long effort by engineering students to design prototypes and remedies to real-world challenges posed by industry clients.
Seniors in biological engineering, chemical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, engineering design, engineering science and mechanics, industrial engineering, materials science and mechanical engineering are participating in the...
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.
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.
The College of Engineering is partnering with other academic colleges and local businesses to coordinate a variety of activities for Global Entrepreneurship Week Nov. 18-22.
The week's events will kick off with the "All-Star Entrepreneurship Game Show" at 7 p.m. on Nov. 17 in 135 Reber. Robert Beaury, instructor in the School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs, and Mark Gagnon, Harbaugh Entrepreneurship Scholar and entrepreneurship coordinator in the College of Agricultural Sciences, will host the Jeopardy-style game show.
Students will have opportunities to network with local business owners at "Friends of Town and Gown...
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.
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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