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Today's engineers are tasked with everything from improving daily life challenges to solving the most complex problems. The research at Penn State is positioned to tackle some of today's most pressing social challenges in order to shape the future.

Penn State engineers are expert problem-solvers that seek to improve both theory and practical field application in various fields of study. They work creatively and in collaboration with other experts across campus and around the world and use laboratory experiments and theory to develop advancements that touch lives.

Research Highlights


  • Areas of Focus
  • Design Computing
  • Engineering Education
  • Engineering Leadership
  • Human-Centered Design
  • Humanitarian Engineering Design
  • Product Realization



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