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Energy Days continues to build bridges among research, industry, government

4/12/2019

The fourth annual Energy Days conference will be held on May 29-30 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. Registration for the conference is now open. The conference is open to the public and is free for Penn State students, faculty and staff.

GreenBriq student venture wins top $7,500 prize in Ag Springboard pitch contest

4/12/2019

GreenBriq, a student venture aimed at turning the biomass of invasive water hyacinth plants into affordable fuel briquettes for Kenyan families, recently won the $7,500 first-place prize in the Ag Springboard pitch contest.

Law, policy and engineering experts convene to address biodevice needs

4/12/2019

Experts from across the United States gathered at Penn State on April 11 to address the next generation of devices for biotechnology and biomedicine. It was the second event hosted under the Law, Policy and Engineering initiative. Jointly sponsored by the College of Engineering, Penn State Law, and the School of International Affairs, the initiative invites collaboration to address the profound challenges of humankind.

Guertin, Simpson named recipients of 2019 Teaching and Learning with Technology

4/2/2019

Laura Guertin, professor of earth science at Penn State Brandywine, and Timothy W. Simpson, Paul Morrow Professor of Engineering Design and Manufacturing in the College of Engineering, are the recipients of Penn State's 2019 Teaching and Learning with Technology Impact Award.

New tool will help undergraduates plan their gen eds

4/1/2019

The Office for General Education has launched a new planning tool to help students select courses that satisfy general education requirements. The tool will assist baccalaureate students who started at Penn State in Summer 2018 or later.

Berks engineering team is finalist in Inc.U competition

3/27/2019

It wasn’t until Masen Suhadolnik became a senior in the electro-mechanical engineering technology degree program at Penn State Berks that he discovered a way to combine his love of weight lifting, his knowledge of engineering, and his desire to help others.

First-year engineering design project makes the grade

3/27/2019

Wabtec Corporation has asked first-year engineering students at Penn State to design a regional lightweight locomotive system that can be sold across multiple regions in order to expand the company’s global reach.

Penn State 3D Printing Team Advances to Phase 3, Level 4 of NASA Competition

3/26/2019

Penn State’s 3D printing team, PennStateDen@Mars, has advanced to Phase 3, Level 4 of the NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Competition, after clutching a third-place victory in Phase 3, Level 3 of the competition.

Startup Week to showcase entrepreneurs and change makers

3/26/2019

Entrepreneurs across the University will pitch their business ideas and create inventive solutions to common problems through a series of competitions and challenges held during Penn State Startup Week from April 1-5. The challenges are at the heart of Startup Week’s mission of teaching and inspiring participants to make innovation a part of their lives, communities and careers, either by starting their own companies or bringing a problem-solving approach to established organizations.

Analyzing design team interaction

3/22/2019

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Penn State will study the role team interactions have on engineering student teams’ performance during the design process.

Penn State team earns top spot in international Kaggle hackathon

3/22/2019

In December 2018, a team of five Penn State students from four separate colleges earned the top spot in the international Kaggle University Hackathon, the first-ever university hackathon of its kind.

VentureWell supports Creative Thinking initiatives at Penn State Berks

3/22/2019

A team of Penn State Berks faculty members received VentureWell’s Faculty Grant in the amount of $14,394 for the project titled “Cross Pollination of STEM Courses to Sustain Entrepreneur teams’ Disruptive-technology Solutions (STEM Seeds).” The grant is effective from Feb. 1, 2019, to Aug. 31, 2022.

Foundation makes gifts in engineering alumnus' memory

3/20/2019

The Ballantyne and Leonard Foundation has made commitments totaling $500,000 in memory of Jan William Leonard, co-founder of the foundation and a 1968 alumnus of the College of Engineering. Of the commitment, $250,000 will create the Jan William Leonard Endowment in support of the Summer Founders Program, an Invent Penn State initiative, and $250,000 will endow the Jan William Leonard Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund in the College of Engineering.

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

3/19/2019

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

3/18/2019

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

3/15/2019

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.

News PageDevPSU Summit to take place April 2 at University Park

3/15/2019

DevPSU, a student-run program created by the Penn State student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, will host the first DevPSU Summit from 7-9 p.m. April 2 in the Business Building Atrium at University Park to showcase the work of students from the DevPSU Startup Program.

Global Programs to hold information sessions for new Perreault Fellows Program

3/14/2019

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

3/11/2019

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

2/26/2019

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

2/22/2019

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

2/21/2019

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

2/5/2019

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

2/5/2019

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

1/28/2019

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

1/25/2019

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

1/19/2019

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

1/17/2019

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

1/17/2019

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

1/16/2019

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

1/15/2019

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

1/14/2019

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

1/11/2019

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

1/4/2019

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

12/14/2018

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

12/13/2018

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

12/11/2018

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

12/7/2018

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

12/5/2018

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

12/3/2018

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

11/30/2018

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

11/30/2018

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

11/20/2018

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

11/20/2018

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

11/6/2018

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

10/31/2018

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

10/29/2018

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

10/25/2018

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

10/23/2018

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.

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