Group of engineering leadership development students with villagers in Africa

Alumni and Friends

Penn State Engineering Leadership Alumni Society

In September 2012, the Penn State Engineering Leadership Alumni Society (PSELAS) was awarded a startup grant by the Penn State Engineering Alumni Society and is shepherded by an enthusiastic group of alumni and students. Abby Dodson currently serves as president. 

Activities to date include: supporting the student Engineering Leadership Society in its entry in the Rube Goldberg contest, a Blue and White tailgate, and issuing a PSELAS newsletter. A mentoring program is being developed.

If you would like to get involved in the PSELAS, its activities, or just to renew ELD acquaintances, email Chris Decoteau at

Friends of Engineering Leadership Development Program

ELD is proud to recognize the many friends who have provided critical support to the program. Our thanks go out to each and every one of them for enabling the program and our student activities.

  • Dr. Walter L. Robb Endowment for the Director of Engineering Leadership Development
  • The Leonhard Center for Enhancement of Engineering Education
  • The School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs
  • Carolyn and Joseph Silvestri Endowment in Engineering Leadership
  • Roscoe E. Blyler Fund for Excellence in Engineering
  • Jackson Family Fund
  • Stephen and Elizabeth Pedicone
  • Diefenderfer Scholarship
  • Dean and Susan Vought Scholarship
  • Stout Family Fund
  • Grant Crampton


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