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Amy Freeman

Director of Millennium Scholars Program
Associate Research Professor


  • School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

106 Ritenour Building


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  • BS, Construction Management, Washington State University, 1982
  • MS, Architectural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1991
  • Ph D, Workforce Educcation, Pennsylvania State University, 2009


Conference Proceedings

  • Virginia Womack, Amy L Freeman and Bevlee Watford, 2016, "Establishing a National Pipeline Model for Underrepresented Student Success in Engineering: Best Practices."

Research Projects

  • January 2016 - December 2021, "Sustainable Bridges from Campus to Campus: Retention Models for Transitioning Underrepresented Engineering Students," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • October 2012 - September 2017, "Engineering Pathways: An Undergraduate Scholars Program," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • July 2008 - June 2013, "STEP: Toys and Mathematical Options for Retention in Engineering (Toys'n More)," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).

Honors and Awards

  • Nominee, 2017 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM), 2017


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The School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) delivers effective engineering education and unrivaled research opportunities 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