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Fulbright Scholar attends White House launch of global women's initiative


Daniela Staicu, a Romanian Fulbright Scholar who is currently at Penn State conducting research with the Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) program, was among those invited to attend the launch of the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative at the White House.

Eberly College of Science to host entrepreneurship seminars during Startup Week


As part of Penn State Startup Week, April 1-5, the Eberly College of Science will host a series of five seminars on entrepreneurship, on the University Park campus.

Kamil Agi to serve as 2019 spring Bishoff-Entrepreneur-in-Residence


Kamil Agi, president and CEO of SensorComm Technologies, Inc., will bring more than 20 years of experience in advanced technology solutions for law enforcement, firefighters and military to Penn State as the spring 2019 Bishoff Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

Global Programs to hold information sessions for new Perreault Fellows Program


The Office of Global Programs will hold three information sessions for the Perreault Fellows Program in late March and early April.

NSF I-Corps short course to provide entrepreneurship training for researchers


Academic researchers interested in exploring the commercial potential of their technological innovations are invited to apply for a National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) short course to be held in State College from April 5-19. Applications are due by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, March 29.

Study: Penn State contributes $11.6 billion to PA economy


Penn State is an economic powerhouse, contributing more than $11.6 billion to the state’s economy and supporting, directly and indirectly, more than 105,000 jobs across Pennsylvania in FY 2017, according to a newly released study. The study also found that for every $1 in state appropriations received by Penn State, the University returns $1.24 in tax payments to the Commonwealth.

Student Engagement Network summer 2019 grant application now open


Penn State undergraduate students from all campuses and fields of study who are interested in expanding their knowledge beyond the classroom through engagement experiences are encouraged to apply for a Student Engagement Network grant by March 15.

Trustees committee OKs architect for Engineering research and teaching spaces


A Board of Trustees committee approved the appointment of Payette of Boston, Massachusetts, as the architect of two new research and teaching buildings for the College of Engineering.

College of Engineering and Atlantic Council host workshop on strategic foresight


The College of Engineering partnered with the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security to host a three-day workshop, a joint initiative to understand the evolving interactions between technology and our economic, political and social institutions, in spring 2018.

Startup Kijenzi using 3D printing to deliver medical equipment to Kenya


Developed in the Penn State College of Engineering, Kijenzi’s original concept was to create an easily moveable 3D printer to quickly produce health equipment like braces, clamps and vacuum pumps at low cost. By working in the Kenyan community, the inventors soon realized the lack of 3D printers wasn’t the problem. What was really needed was access to the CAD design files needed to print the equipment. This changed the teams' focus from printing, to developing a system that allows hospitals to have access to these files and to trained people to print the parts.

Engineering confidence


On January 14, more than 65 female engineering students attended the first spring 2019 Build Night and completed their first training for and used the machinery often needed to create design projects.

Workshops available to help undergrads get into research


Students looking to learn more about how to become involved in research as undergraduates are encouraged to attend workshops organized by University Libraries and the University Fellowships Office.

Penn State NASA challenge team advances, to be featured on Japanese TV


NHK, Japan’s national public broadcasting organization, will be on the University Park campus Jan. 22 to film the Penn State interdisciplinary team that has advanced to the third phase of NASA’s $3.1-million 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge.

Jablokow recognized as 'World-Class Engineer' for innovativeness, collaboration


Kathryn Jablokow, professor of engineering design and mechanical engineering and associate chief academic officer at Penn State Great Valley, was the recent recipient of the 2018 Penn State Engineering Alumni Society World-Class Engineering Faculty Award in recognition of her teaching, research, and service.

Penn State Hazleton students work on engineering project for Bellefonte


Seniors James Dotzel, Cassandra Kelly, Steven Principe and Justin Shimko are working on designing a drinking water protection system for the borough of Bellefonte's historical Big Spring, which provides water for about 9,000 customers. The students are part of a yearlong senior design class in which engineering students begin to apply their classroom learning on a practical design.

Six SEDTAPP faculty members author chapters for new book on innovation leadership


The recently released first edition of “Innovation Leadership,” a reference book focused on building success in organizations with new ideas, features expert content from six School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) faculty members.

Penn State again the most recognized in U.S. News' Best Online Programs rankings


For the third straight year, Penn State is the most recognized among hundreds of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of the country’s top online degree programs.

Happy Valley LaunchBox's Idea TestLab accepting applications through Feb. 4


Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank invites area residents and Penn State students, faculty and staff with unique business ideas to apply to participate in its Idea TestLab. Entry is competitive, and the application deadline is Feb. 4.

Engineering student gains diverse experience through classes and internship


After developing an interest in engineering through her high school classes, Tina DeBarberie decided to pursue a degree in the field with a long-term goal of applying her knowledge and skills to environmental conservation.

Dr. Barron emphasizes University's student entrepreneurship focus


Penn State President Eric J. Barron wrote an op-ed article last week for The Conversation about the emerging trend of student entrepreneurs leveraging resources on college campuses across the country and the importance of universities building support for these initiatives.

First World Campus degree in additive manufacturing and design awarded


Joseph Sinclair always knew he wanted to set the trends, not follow them. As the first graduate of the master of engineering in additive manufacturing and design master’s (AMD) program through Penn State World Campus, he’s staying true to that mission.

Architecture faculty exhibit work at world famous museum


Yasmine Abbas and DK Osseo-Asare, assistant professors of architecture and engineering design at Penn State, are among the invited artists whose works are on display in the “Africas in Production” exhibition at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany.

ELD and DESIGN graduate programs explored through case competition


In October, the Engineering Leadership Development (ELD) program collaborated with the Engineering-Consulting Collaborative (E-CC) to design a case competition to introduce students to the graduate degrees offered in Engineering Leadership and Innovation Management (ELIM) and Engineering Design (DESIGN). B

Penn State designer's firm a Young Architects Program finalist


Low Design Office (LOWDO), an architectural design firm co-owned by DK Osseo-Asare, assistant professor of architecture and engineering design, has been named one of five finalists for next year’s 20th annual Young Architects Program. The program is run by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and MoMA PS1, one of the oldest and largest nonprofit contemporary art institutions in the United States.

Adding layers to Penn State's Nittany Lion pride


In 1942, Heinz Warneke sculpted the famous Nittany Lion Shrine from a 13-ton block of Indiana limestone. Seventy-six years later, the Penn State 3D Printing Club printed a multi-colored head of the Nittany Lion using 20 different filament materials.

Visualizing vitals through video


Researchers from Penn State and Johns Hopkin University are working to develop additional capabilities by capturing vital signs of patients in resource-constrained environments with a device most Americans use every day – a cell phone camera.

Great Valley completes $1.9 million renovation to open Knowledge Commons


Penn State Great Valley just completed a $1.9 million renovation to the Main Building’s ground floor to create a Knowledge Commons, a shared learning space that fosters collaboration among students, faculty and staff.

Imerys seeks filtration solutions from agricultural runoff


To help address the damage caused by agricultural discharge, first-year engineering students have been tasked with designing an agricultural drainage system to filter out contaminants from storm water runoff before it travels to a waterway. The project is supported by Imerys, a world leader in mineral-based specialties for industry.

News U.S. Naval Research Lab, engineering students partner for workforce development


The Naval Center for Space Technology (NCST) at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, D.C., recently visited Penn State’s College of Engineering to kick-off a long-term plan for talent development between engineering students and Navy researchers.

Penn State celebrates 10th anniversary of Global Entrepreneurship Week


Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) at Penn State has come to an end, but it was another great year for students and community members to engage with experienced entrepreneurs, business owners and executives from around the world. This year Penn State celebrated a decade of supporting the entrepreneurial spirit at Penn State, across the Commonwealth Campuses and in the surrounding communities.

End zone engineering


Scarlett Miller, associate professor of engineering design and industrial engineering, served as the guest football coach for the first game of Penn State's 2018 season.

Panel highlights legal, business side of using human health data in research


Four panelists and one moderator joined together on Oct. 11 to discuss matters of cyber security, privacy and health data for an Institute for CyberScience (ICS) CyberScience Seminar titled “Digital Human Data Research: Critical Law, Policy, & Business Considerations.”

Design Olympics competition, 'Battle of the Bulbs,' encourages creativity


Each year, the Design Olympics, a design-thinking competition between engineering and psychology students, are held to celebrate the interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of the study of creativity.

Developing digital design data


Researchers at Penn State have received a $424,743 grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate how the size and quality of datasets created by digital models relate to machine learning and how this impacts the support provided to engineering designers.

Davis receives best paper award at human and computing interaction conference


Felecia Davis, assistant professor of architecture in the Stuckeman School, brought home a best paper award from the Human and Computing Interaction International (HCII) 2018 Conference, which was held earlier this year in Las Vegas.

ELD students workshop leadership skills on team-building retreat


In late August, 15 students arrived at Penn State’s Stone Valley Recreation Area for a weekend retreat focused on building self-awareness and authentic leadership as part of a retreat organized by the Engineering Leadership Development (ELD) program.

AFOSR to fund use of beamed microwave energy to propel space vehicles


The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has awarded two College of Engineering faculty members funding totaling more than $823,000 to develop and use a facility to study the use of beamed microwave energy to launch space vehicles off the surface of Earth.

Erickson Discovery Grants now on new schedule


Undergraduate students are now able to apply for the 2019 Erickson Discovery Grants, with applications due in January instead of February.

National Robotics Competition to be held at Penn State DuBois


The BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) robotics competition will take place from 4 until 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, and continuing from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Research programs offered for undergraduates


Three undergraduate research experience programs through NASA’s Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium are offering students the opportunity to work with a research team and gain laboratory experience.

NSF funds three-year study of virtual-reality engineering simulations


Industrial engineering students often use simulation kits — boxes full of Lego blocks — to learn Toyota’s production system.

Teaching and Learning with Technology introduces new Faculty Fellows


Teaching and Learning with Technology at Penn State has named its four TLT Faculty Fellows for the 2018-19 academic year — David Hunter, Kathryn W. Jablokow, Karen Kackley-Dutt, and Alan Wagner.

Reshaping first-year engineering design


Nicholas Meisel, assistant professor of engineering design and mechanical engineering, has received a grant from the College of Engineering’s Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education to design, implement and assess a new framework that will be used to create unifying design experiences during the first eight weeks of EDSGN 100.

Students, faculty celebrate second-place win at NASA 3D Habitat Challenge


Faculty and students who are part of the PennStateDen@Mars research team have placed second in Phase 3, Level 2 of the NASA 3D Habitat Challenge in Peoria, Ill. from Aug. 23-26. Their win has not only secured them a spot in the next level of competition but has also given the team $33,000 to begin developing new technology for the next stage of the challenge.

TED, Penn State and a makerspace in Ghana


Combining their research interests in digital space and culture, mobility and informal sector urban dynamics, DK Osseo-Asare and Yasmine Abbas created Agbogbloshie Makerspace Platform (AMP) in 2012 to bring stakeholders together to reimagine the future of Agbogbloshie, a scrapyard in Accra, Ghana.

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