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Cultivating leadership potential

8/2/2018

Recently, the Engineering Leadership Development program piloted an opportunity for its upper-level students to develop coaching skills while exposing its younger students to the value of being coached. Students who had taken ENGR 422: Leadership of International Virtual Engineering Teams in a previous semester were eligible to serve as coaches for students enrolled in the spring 2018 section of ENGR 422.

3D Printing with a Purpose

7/19/2018

For Ben Savonen, a Penn State doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering, lightbulb moments like this are what fuel his passion and what brought him to the University’s Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) program. As part of the College of Engineering’s School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs, Savonen is leading a team to research and develop a readily deployable 3D printing system designed to serve rural African healthcare facilities.

Penn State Berks faculty share research with trustees

7/19/2018

Eslam Panah, a member of the Engineering, Business and Computing division, was part of a handful of Penn State Berks faculty members who had an opportunity to present their research during the University’s Board of Trustees meeting at the campus July 19-20. One faculty member from each academic division discussed research they conduct with undergraduate students and how it benefits the local community.

Penn State entrepreneurial and research impact highlighted in City Lights series

7/19/2018

More than 250 alumni in four East Coast cities learned firsthand how Penn State entrepreneurialism and research are impacting the world when they attended the 2018 City Lights series, hosted this spring by the Penn State Alumni Association and the University’s Invent Penn State initiative.

Miller named associate editor of mechanical design journal

7/18/2018

Scarlett Miller, associate professor of engineering design and industrial engineering, has been named associate editor of the Journal of Mechanical Design (JMD), an American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ (ASME) publication.

Renata Engel named vice provost for Online Education

7/17/2018

Renata Engel has been appointed as Penn State’s vice provost for Online Education, after having served in that position in an interim capacity since 2017.

Four SEDTAPP faculty members receive promotions

7/7/2018

The promotions of four School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) fixed-term faculty members were recently announced.

New low-cost needle simulator aims to revolutionize medical training

7/2/2018

Administering needle-based procedures in anesthesiology, such as epidurals, is a complex and delicate procedure. However, the current training methods for doctors are costly and fall short in preparing them for every patient and situation they'll face. A new proposed patent from the Penn State College of Engineering plans to change that.

Fayette launches four-year Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology degree

6/29/2018

Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus has been approved to offer a four-year bachelor of science degree in electro-mechanical engineering technology (EMET) and will begin enrollment for the fall 2018 semester. With the addition of EMET, Penn State Fayette now offers 11 baccalaureate degrees.

Future engineer certain to rock the world and transform lives

6/26/2018

Kelsey Shaffer is an ambitious undergraduate student who serves in the Army National Guard. A mechanical and nuclear engineering double-major and president of Penn State Schuylkill's Engineering Club, her penchant for service and problem-solving extend from her country to the classroom.

Amy Freeman named director of Penn State's Millennium Scholars Program

6/18/2018

Amy Freeman, a Penn State alumna and former associate provost, chief diversity officer and research assistant professor of engineering at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, will start her new position on Aug. 20.

Retrofitting roofs in Pennsylvania's 'Rust Belt'

6/5/2018

Esther Obonyo, associate professor of engineering design and architectural engineering, was awarded a $25,000 grant from Penn State’s Institutes of Energy and the Environment to design and test a new roofing composite. The project is part of a cross-institutional, multidisciplinary initiative lead by Penn State New Kensington’s Corner Launchbox focused on refreshing the community’s image and economy.

Penn State New Kensington student awarded national AAMI Foundation scholarship

6/1/2018

Brad Klauss, a biomedical engineering technology (BET) degree student at Penn State New Kensington, has been named one of just seven recipients of a national scholarship from the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Foundation.

Reimagining manufacturing: Penn State campus paving way for industry's future

5/25/2018

A Penn State New Kensington-led partnership including MIT and Arconic has been awarded one of ten Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute grants to study smart manufacturing initiatives throughout the United States.

Penn State startup using technology to improve health care in developing nations

5/22/2018

An interdisciplinary team of Penn State students is working to bring that concept to life. Their social venture project, Kijenzi, is a business model and application that aims to provide 3-D printing of medical equipment to rural areas of Kenya.

ESM alumna receives Early Career Recognition Award

5/21/2018

Abby Dodson ('12 E SC), product engineer-seating at Lear Corporation, was recently named the Spring 2018 Engineering Science and Mechanics Early Career Recognition Award recipient.

Student entrepreneurs compete for $30,000 in funding on 'The Investment'

5/21/2018

Six Penn State student startups are working with the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) to compete for a pool of $30,000 in the annual Inc.U competition show “The Investment” on WPSU.

Penn State's Global Engagement Network builds partnerships in Peru

5/15/2018

Since its inception in 2014, Penn State's Global Engagement Network has sought to connect the University with select partners around the world. Its overarching mission, according to Michael Adewumi, vice provost for global programs, is to "leverage our resources, and the resources of others around the world, in order to accomplish things that no single institution could accomplish on its own.”

Diversity: the key to social impact

5/14/2018

The Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) program brings together students and faculty from multiple disciplines to research, design, field-test and launch technology-based ventures in low- and middle-income communities around the world.

Distinguishing dense tissue from cancerous tumors

5/7/2018

Sean Knecht, assistant teaching professor in engineering design, was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition to develop a real-time, portable photoacoustic imaging system that can effectively distinguish dense breast tissue from cancerous tumors.

Engineering students explore prototyping through maker opportunities at Behrend

5/2/2018

At Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, students in the honors sections of Charlotte de Vries' EDGSN 100: Introduction to Engineering Design course have become more engaged in the classroom thanks to the ability to make Arduino prototypes. De Vries, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, started this project in the fall as a solution to lack of student engagement and interest in classes where students were unable to build actual prototypes.

Engineering students show off projects at the Capstone Design Project Showcase

4/30/2018

After 15 weeks of hard work, College of Engineering students displayed their capstone design projects at the Spring 2018 Capstone Design Project Showcase held on April 26 at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Tucker attends Gates Millennium Scholars Program Celebration

4/27/2018

Conrad Tucker, associate professor of engineering design and industrial and manufacturing engineering, was invited by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to attend the Gates Millennium Scholars Program Celebration on April 24 in Seattle. Although there are more than 20,000 Gates Millennium Scholars and alumni of the program, Tucker was one of approximately 30 scholars invited to the event.

Designing for the 'factory of the future'

4/25/2018

As a stepping stone to improve automation in its factories, Lockheed Martin asked Engineering Design (EDSGN) 100: Introduction to Engineering Design students to design a solution to one of five different challenges it currently faces during aircraft assembly.

Penn State places 1st at 2018 Race to Zero Student Design Competition

4/24/2018

The Penn State student team won first place in the Suburban Single-Family Housing Contest of the U.S. Department of Energy Race to Zero Student Design Competition on April 22.

Engineering 100 students design prototypes aimed at smarter opioid control

4/19/2018

To combat Pennsylvania's opioid epidemic, Christopher McComb, assistant professor of engineering design and mechanical engineering, challenged his EDSGN 100 students to design and prototype a user-centered product or service aimed at smarter control of opioids. The product or service would ensure prescriptions are consumed at the right time, at the right dosage and by the right person.

Developing engineering leadership through experiential learning

4/18/2018

From learning about smart manufacturing at Rockwell Automation to viewing helicopter simulators at Lockheed Martin and testing tracks at General Motors, Engineering Leadership Development (ELD) students travel to industry supporters' facilities throughout the year in order to gain more industrial experience.

Redesigning the risky business of product development

4/13/2018

Jessica Menold, assistant professor of engineering design and mechanical engineering, will use a three-year, $150,000 award from Johnson & Johnson to decrease the number of failed prototypes and wasted resources by developing a more defined prototyping framework

Student Spotlight: Patrick Duda

4/11/2018

Patrick Duda, a Penn State mechanical engineering senior, studied abroad three times during his academic career, but never missed a THON or football season.

Leading the way to better baobab processing

4/10/2018

During spring break, Jess Hunter, Michaella Caruso, Annemarie Phandinh and Patrick Duda, four Engineering Leadership Development (ELD) minor students, traveled to Nairobi to deliver their capstone project to a contact who is developing a business manufacturing baobab fruit powders and oils.

Female students 'take over' the Learning Factory on Ladies' Night

4/5/2018

The sound of whirring band saws, swinging hammers and the screeching of metal being cut filled the air at Penn State's Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory on March 20, the same as any other night. But there was one stark difference.

Global student spotlight: Michaella Caruso

4/4/2018

Michaella Caruso always knew she wanted to study abroad in college. Now in her junior year at Penn State, she has already studied abroad three times - to China, France and Kenya.

Engineering for humanitarian causes inspires graduate student

4/3/2018

Anne Pauley was drawn to the Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) program at Penn State. HESE's goal is to aim to encourage different disciplines across the university to create technology-based solutions for the most compelling problems facing humanity today.

Electro-mechanical engineering technology major provides foundation for success

3/27/2018

Two Penn State New Kensington seniors are preparing their pitch as a finalist team in the upcoming Penn State Inc.U entrepreneurship competition. While learning some skills from the business realm has become important these past few months as they prepare, it has been their full-time major, electro-mechanical engineering technology (EMET), and the campus itself that has provided the foundation for their current and future succe

Electrical engineering alumnus serves as Bishoff Entrepreneur-in-Residence

3/26/2018

Thomas Hartman, executive vice president (EVP) | Career Schools at CourseKey, Inc. and founder and CEO of LB&A Consulting Group, LLC, will serve as a spring 2018 Bishoff Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

Quiz [re]design: Rethinking engineering design evaluation

3/22/2018

To combat design creation and execution limitations placed on students by traditional quizzes, Christopher McComb, assistant professor in engineering design and mechanical engineering, presented his EDSGN 100H: Introduction to Engineering Design students with a unique challenge – a design practicum.

Students explore entrepreneurial spirit of Israel over spring break

3/21/2018

A group of Penn State students in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation minor traveled to Israel over spring break to explore the entrepreneurial spirit in the country, talk to policymakers about encouraging innovation and to get a taste of Israeli culture.

Workshop to be held on strategic foresight and deep uncertainty

3/15/2018

The Penn State College of Engineering and the Atlantic Council will host “Shaping the Future of the Human-Technology Systems Frontier,” a workshop on strategic foresight, deep uncertainty and leadership, May 15 to 17 in Washington, D.C.

Research Unplugged speaker series to return with four talks in April

3/14/2018

The Research Unplugged speaker series, a collaboration between Penn State's Office of Government and Community Relations and Schlow Centre Region Library, will launch its spring schedule with four events during the month of April.

Entrepreneurial challenges to bring ideas to life during Penn State Startup Week

3/13/2018

From March 26-30 across the University Park campus, entrepreneurially minded students will have several opportunities to pitch their business ideas and develop innovative solutions to common problems through a series of challenges during Penn State Startup Week.

New Kensington students 'steer' idea toward reality

3/13/2018

All electro-mechanical engineering technology (EMET) students at Penn State must complete a senior design project as part of graduation requirements. For two EMET students at Penn State New Kensington, their project has also turned them into budding entrepreneurs and finalists in a competition for student-led businesses throughout Penn State.

Fintech innovator and business leader serves as Bishoff Entrepreneur-in-Residence

3/5/2018

Michael Archer, fintech consumer payments product innovator and business leader, recently served as a spring 2018 Bishoff Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

Internationally connected classes balance engineering, social skills

3/2/2018

Students in the School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs' Engineering Leadership Development (ELD) program work to develop their engineering skills and interpersonal skills through classes that focus on interaction with other cultures.

Scholar part of research team working to improve medical training

2/28/2018

Schreyer Scholar and industrial engineering major Rucha Bhide is working with a team of Penn State researchers to find ways for resident physicians to learn central venous catheter placement by analyzing their gaze patterns using a dynamic haptic robotic trainer.

Five campuses sign articulation agreement with Luzerne County Community College

2/27/2018

Students who earn an associate degree from Luzerne County Community College (LCCC) can directly transfer into bachelor's programs at five eastern Penn State campuses, leaders of the institutions announced Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Penn State Hazleton.

From kitchen table to economic summit, engineering student takes company to top

2/20/2018

Two years ago, Itunu Lawani helped his brother start L&L Foods at the kitchen table in their home in Atlanta, Georgia. Recently, the company emerged as the winner of the Nigerian Economic Summit startup pitching event, taking home a prize of $15,000.

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2/19/2018

The 2017–18 Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) seed grant recipients have recently been awarded to 16 groups of interdisciplinary researchers at Penn State.

Can social media data be used to predict threats or identify fake news?

2/14/2018

Conrad Tucker, associate professor of engineering design and industrial engineering, has received funding from the U.S. Air Force to investigate whether crowd-sourced data from social media can be used to not only detect threats, but also prevent catastrophic events from happening in the future.

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