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Architectural engineering professor continues work on sustainable windows

1/17/2020

Windows accentuate and beautify commercial or residential buildings, according to Julian Wang, associate professor of architectural engineering at Penn State, but they also?are vulnerable to the elements.

Pitch competition offers $30,000 in funding for student entrepreneurs

1/17/2020

The Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) at Penn State is looking for undergraduate entrepreneurs from any Penn State campus to compete in the 2020 Inc.U Competition.

Using machine learning to improve traffic congestion

1/17/2020

Researchers in Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology are advancing work that utilizes machine learning methods to improve traffic signal control at urban intersections around the world.

New method breaks the reciprocity of light propagation

1/16/2020

A novel method to prevent light from reflecting back in optical devices could allow advancements in several scientific fields, including optical communications, laser systems and electronics, according to a team of Penn State electrical engineers led by Xingjie Ni, assistant professor of electrical engineering.

NSF grant funds research to study nature-based solutions for river restoration

1/16/2020

As communities look to restore their waterways after centuries of human alteration, many are turning to nature for inspiration.

A wearable gas sensor for health and environmental monitoring

1/15/2020

A highly sensitive, wearable gas sensor for environmental and human health monitoring may soon become commercially available, according to researchers at Penn State and Northeastern University.

Aerospace engineering professor recognized for influence in astrodynamics

1/15/2020

Robert Melton, professor of aerospace engineering at Penn State, has been selected to receive the American Astronautical Society’s 2019 Dirk Brouwer Award for his substantial contributions to space flight mechanics and astrodynamics.

Mechanical engineering grad student innovates gas turbine heat sensors

1/15/2020

Shawn Siroka, a doctoral student in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering, is using his talents to innovate new heat flux sensors in gas turbine engines. In the Steady Thermal Aero Research Turbine (START) Laboratory, he is one of many researchers focused on advancing turbine energy production by understanding how they mitigate and handle extreme temperatures.

Penn State nominates four for Goldwater Scholarship

1/15/2020

The Penn State University Fellowships Office announced the names of the four undergraduate students that are the University's nominees to the 2020 Goldwater Scholarship, an award for U.S. undergraduates interested in pursuing careers in research.

Professor named International Society for Optics and Photonics fellow

1/15/2020

Zoubeida Ounaies, professor of mechanical engineering and associate department head for administration in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been named a fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE).

Online engineering student uses education to fuel personal business

1/14/2020

By day, Tim Ayres is an employee at Lockheed Martin working on airplanes, fluid systems and hydraulic parts. By evening, Ayres is a 3D printing entrepreneur and a Penn State World Campus graduate student.

Online graduate engineering programs rank in top 10 in U.S. News' 2020 Best Online Programs

1/14/2020

Penn State received six top-10 rankings in U.S. News and World Report's 2020 Best Online Programs, the most of any college or university in the country for the fourth consecutive year.

Architectural engineering's Makers Space bolstered by alumnus gift

1/13/2020

Ted Lynch, architectural engineering alumnus and CEO of Southland Industries, and his wife, Sarah, recently contributed $100,000 to enhance Penn State Department of Architectural Engineering (AE) facilities.

Award fund established to honor late electrical engineering alumnus, professor

1/13/2020

The A. J. Ferraro Graduate Research Award in the Department of Electrical Engineering will become an endowed award, thanks to a gift from Carol M. Ferraro in honor of her late husband, Anthony J. Ferraro, an alumnus and professor emeritus at Penn State.

Summer Founders Program offers $15,000 to student startup teams

1/13/2020

The 2020 Summer Founders program provides selected Penn State entrepreneurial teams (founders) $15,000 to work full time on their startup, social good or nonprofit idea. Working over the summer, the program provides workspace and a plethora of resources and support.

Blocking blackouts

1/10/2020

Electrical engineer Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, an expert on power grids, heads a Penn State team that won a $999,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to explore ways to prevent and deal with the "cascading failures" that lead to massive blackouts.

A new method to study lithium dendrites could lead to better, safer batteries

1/9/2020

Lithium ion batteries often grow needle-like structures between electrodes that can short out the batteries and sometimes cause fires. Now, an international team of researchers has found a way to grow and observe these structures to understand ways to stop or prevent their appearance.

A summer in Germany pays off for biomedical engineering undergraduate

1/9/2020

Matthew Aronson, a senior majoring in biomedical engineering at Penn State, spent the summer of 2019 in Germany as a scholar in the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) program.

Battling for an A: Mechanical engineering students build dueling robots

1/8/2020

On Dec. 11 during the ME 340: Mechanical Engineering Design Methodology final exam, there were no blue books or pencils in sight. The quiet and concentration typical of an intensive exam was nowhere to be found.

Seven engineering faculty members receive ROCKET Seed Grant to fund new research

1/7/2020

Seven Penn State College of Engineering faculty members were awarded the College of Engineering’s 2020 Research Opportunities for mid-Career Knowledge EnhancemenT (ROCKET) Seed Grant to fund exploration of new or existing research areas.

Team of engineering researchers to help improve Pennsylvania's foundries

1/7/2020

A team of Penn State engineering faculty and students is working with small-to-medium-sized foundries across Pennsylvania to aid in the transition away from using harmful silica sands in the metal casting process and to reduce costs through 3D printing.

2020 Nittany AI Challenge to showcase artificial intelligence's power for good

1/6/2020

Idea submissions are now being accepted for the 2020 Nittany AI Challenge. Student teams with a wide variety of skill sets are invited to submit their ideas for using artificial intelligence to improve the world by providing solutions for problems within the areas of education, health, sustainability, climate change and humanitarian challenges.

Architectural engineering professor-led team will study digital modeling on capital projects

1/6/2020

John Messner, Charles and Elinor Matts Professor of Architectural Engineering at Penn State, is leading a $240,000 Construction Industry Institute (CII)-funded project to study building projects that have utilized digital modeling and to compile recommended best practices for organizing, retrieving and analyzing project data.

Civil engineering assistant professor to receive new faculty award

1/6/2020

The Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) recently named Ilgin Guler, assistant professor of civil engineering at Penn State, as the recipient of its 2020 Cambridge Systematics New Faculty Award.

Mechanical engineering student awarded Sloan Minority Graduate Scholarship

1/6/2020

Cody A. Gonzalez, a doctoral student studying mechanical engineering at Penn State, has been awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Minority Graduate Scholarship.

New director of Engineering Entrepreneurship program joins college

1/6/2020

Ted Graef has joined the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) as the director of the Engineering Entrepreneurship (E-SHIP) program at Penn State.

Chemical engineering student chapter recognized by national organization

12/20/2019

The Penn State American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) student chapter received an Outstanding Student Chapter Award on Nov. 10 at the 2019 AIChE Student Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Penn State researcher receives a Rising Star Award in biomedical engineering

12/20/2019

Xiaojun "Lance" Lian, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Penn State, has been named one of the 2020 Rising Star Award recipients in stem cell engineering by the Biomedical Engineering Society’s (BMES) Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Special Interest Group (CMBE SIG).

Undergraduate student research highlights innovation for society

12/20/2019

Students in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State showcased their innovative engineering projects to fellow students, staff and faculty during the undergraduate research poster session held on Dec. 13.

Design thinking and resiliency course builds confidence in engineering skills

12/19/2019

As equity and inclusion become increasingly important in engineering programs across the nation, offerings that expose students to challenging experiences designed to increase self-awareness, confidence and engineering skills are needed more than ever.

Millennium Scholars director receives presidential honor for STEM mentorship

12/19/2019

Amy Freeman -- director of the Penn State Millennium Scholars Program; associate research professor in the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs; and the previous assistant dean for outreach and inclusion in the College of Engineering -- was recently recognized with the highest national honor a person can receive for providing mentorship in science, mathematics and engineering.

Engineering students present final projects at Capstone Design Project Showcase

12/18/2019

After a semester of hard work, senior engineering students presented their capstone design projects at the fall 2019 College of Engineering Capstone Design Project Showcase on Dec. 12 at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Five engineering students earn top prizes at national STEM convention

12/18/2019

Five Penn State College of Engineering students received prizes for both their engineering and problem-solving skills at the 2019 Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) National Convention.

Westinghouse Fellows Program now accepting applications for summer 2020

12/18/2019

The Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is now accepting applications for the 11th annual Westinghouse Fellows Program during summer 2020.

Researchers optimize additive manufacturing on a molecular level

12/17/2019

As the complexity and applications of additive manufacturing increase, Penn State researchers are digging down to the smallest scales to optimize the technology on a molecular level.

Chemical engineering undergraduate students earn national poster awards

12/16/2019

Students from the Penn State Department of Chemical Engineering’s Research Experience for Undergraduates program earned two awards at the 2019 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Undergraduate Student Poster Competition.

Chemical engineering names 2019 Early Career Alumni Recognition Award recipient

12/13/2019

Kelly Irvin has been named the 2019 Early Career Alumni Recognition Award recipient by the Penn State Department of Chemical Engineering.

Engineering professor contributed to 'epidermal virtual reality' paper in Nature

12/12/2019

Xin Ning, an assistant professor of aerospace engineering at Penn State, contributed to a study published in November in Nature.

Leonhard Center receives grant to lead faculty development program

12/12/2019

Penn State College of Engineering's Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education recently received a grant from the Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network (KEEN) to develop a new workshop series for engineering faculty.

Undergraduates showcase research, communication skills at symposium

12/12/2019

Students throughout Penn State’s STEM-based majors brought two semesters of work to life at the recent WISER/MURE/FURP undergraduate research symposium, where they presented their research and answered questions from other students, staff and faculty, many from outside of their fields.

Chemical engineering professor receives nanoscale science and engineering award

12/11/2019

Kristen Fichthorn, Penn State Merrell Fenske Professor of Chemical Engineering and professor of physics, recently received the 2019 Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Chemical engineering professor receives nanoscale science and engineering award

12/11/2019

Kristen Fichthorn, Penn State Merrell Fenske Professor of Chemical Engineering and professor of physics, recently received the 2019 Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Engineering professor named fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

12/11/2019

Chao-Yang Wang, William E. Diefenderfer Chair of Mechanical Engineering, professor of chemical engineering and professor of materials science and engineering at Penn State, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Eight undergraduate students awarded Voith scholarship

12/9/2019

To champion gender equity in the engineering workforce, Voith Hydro Inc., whose U.S. headquarters are located in York, Pennsylvania, has awarded eight scholarships to undergraduate students in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Engineering alumni society wins award for dedication to student programs

12/9/2019

In recognition of its job shadowing program, the Penn State Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Alumni Society (PSIMES) received a Penn State Alumni Association (PSAA) Volunteer Award at the PSAA Volunteer Awards Banquet in October.

Engineering students building autonomous submarine for international competition

12/9/2019

A team of 21 undergraduate students at Penn State and six students at The Belgium Campus, a university in Pretoria, South Africa, are deep into a yearlong project that will culminate in an international competition in San Diego, California, in August 2020.

Ground broken for new ag engineering shop at Fruit Research and Extension Center

12/9/2019

A new agricultural engineering shop at Penn State's Fruit Research and Extension Center will, when completed, enhance research capabilities that ultimately will benefit growers, according to the center's director and one researcher who will use the facility.

HackPSU top prize goes to interdisciplinary team for collaboration software

12/9/2019

Students from across the state traveled to University Park on Nov. 2 for HackPSU, a 24-hour hackathon in which students compete for prizes by developing ideas that use software to solve real-life problems.

Novel polymer to increase energy density, stability of lithium ion batteries

12/9/2019

Penn State researchers have developed a novel method that could enable the widespread use of silicon-based anodes, which allow electricity to enter a device, in rechargeable lithium ion batteries.

Professor elected to Chinese Academy of Engineering

12/9/2019

Bruce Logan, Evan Pugh University Professor in Engineering and Kappe Professor of Environmental Engineering at Penn State, has been admitted to the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

Two engineering faculty recognized with lifetime honor

12/9/2019

Fourteen Penn State faculty members in areas ranging from physics and engineering to entomology and plant science have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society.

Mechanical engineering professor named AAAS fellow

12/6/2019

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named Asok Ray, distinguished professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State, a fellow of their organization.

Newly established director of student transitions and pre-college programs named

12/6/2019

Tracy Peterson has been named the director of student transitions and pre-college programs in Penn State College of Engineering's Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion (CEOI).

Penn State Society of Women Engineers wins top prize for sixth consecutive year

12/6/2019

The Penn State Society of Women Engineers received the 2019 Outstanding Collegiate Section (OCS) Gold Mission Award for the sixth consecutive year at the WE19 National Conference on Nov. 8.

Newly established director of student transitions and pre-college programs named

12/5/2019

Tracy Peterson has been named the director of student transitions and pre-college programs in Penn State College of Engineering’s Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion (CEOI).

Qrono CEO and co-founder serves as fall 2019 Bishoff Entrepreneur-in-Residence

12/5/2019

Sam Rothstein, co-founder and CEO of Qrono, served as the fall 2019 Bishoff Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

Engineering science and mechanics graduate student receives Sigma Xi top prize

12/4/2019

Kazim Kerim Moncal, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Penn State, was awarded first place for his oral presentation on his 3D bioprinting and robot-assisted surgery research at the 2019 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference.

Respiration key to increase oxygen in the brain

12/4/2019

Contrary to accepted knowledge, blood can bring more oxygen to mice brains when they exercise because the increased respiration packs more oxygen into the hemoglobin, according to an international team of researchers who believe that this holds true for all mammals.

Directional control of self-propelled protocells: The future of drug delivery?

12/3/2019

Synthetic protocells can be made to move toward and away from chemical signals, an important step for the development of new drug-delivery systems that could target specific locations in the body.

Planned expansion to keep College of Engineering on leading edge

12/3/2019

Design work is progressing for the first stage of a proposed, decade-long, multi-phase plan that will transform the Penn State College of Engineering and its footprint on the University Park campus.

Student startups shine at Invent Penn State conference

12/3/2019

Shortly after the recent 2019 Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference kicked off, Penn State President Eric Barron welcomed eight Penn State student researchers and entrepreneurs to center stage for them to participate in the Student Startup Showcase.

Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference to be held Dec. 11-13

12/3/2019

Transportation professionals from around the country will gather at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center for the 25th?annual Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference (TESC).

Engineering design firm gifts $50K to architecture and architectural engineering

12/2/2019

Citing a desire for a collaborative curriculum across departments, Philadelphia-based architecture and engineering design firm EwingCole recently committed two $25,000 gifts, one to the Department of Architecture and one to the Department of Architectural Engineering (AE) at Penn State.

Nuclear engineering seminar celebrates new book and honors late professor

12/2/2019

The Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering hosted a seminar on Oct. 31 to honor the legacy of Lawrence "Larry" Hochreiter, professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering who died in 2008.

Professor to improve supply chain systems with smart algorithm

12/2/2019

Huanan Zhang, assistant professor of industrial engineering in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State, received a $22,500 start-up grant from MHI, the nation's largest material handling, logistics and supply chain association, to help improve operational decisions made based on gathered data.

Aronson receives Humboldt Research Award

11/27/2019

Igor Aronson, Huck Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, and Mathematics at Penn State, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany.

Engineering professor sees high-performance teamwork at the 2019 White Out game

11/27/2019

In her years studying electrical engineering at the Ohio State University, Penn State Professor Kathryn Jablokow never pictured herself as the guest coach for a Penn State White Out game, rooting for the Nittany Lions. But that's exactly where she found herself on Oct. 19.

Penn State engineering alumnus, benefactor remembered

11/27/2019

Harvey F. Brush, 99, alumnus and longtime Penn State benefactor, died on July 12, 2019. Brush, who earned his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering in 1942, contributed more than $2 million to the College of Engineering and the College of Education over the years.

Aerospace expert to speak at Law, Policy, and Engineering Leadership Seminar

11/26/2019

How does engineering inform domestic and international aviation policy and law? What flight procedures reduce the environmental impact of aviation?

Applied Optoelectronics and Photonics Lab takes top Tech Tournament honors

11/26/2019

To most people, improving antireflection coatings (ARCs) usually doesn't hit the "to-do list." Good thing the world has folks like Chris Giebink, associate professor of electrical engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering.

Electrical engineering major named College of Engineering's fall student marshal

11/26/2019

Alissa Smith, a Penn State senior majoring in electrical engineering and physics, has been named the College of Engineering's student marshal for the fall 2019 commencement ceremony, which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 21.

Engineering science and mechanics graduate student receives fellowship award

11/26/2019

Prabhakaran Manogharan, a doctoral candidate in the Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, was granted the 2019 American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Fellowship Award for his proposed research using ultrasonic techniques.

Nuclear engineering awarded grant to support early career faculty

11/26/2019

The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) awarded Penn State's Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering a faculty development grant. The award was established to encourage careers and research in nuclear, mechanical and electrical engineering, health physics and related fields to prepare for future workforce needs in society.

Nuclear engineering department head contributes to international think tank

11/26/2019

Jean Paul Allain, head of the Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering at Penn State, along with 42 other experts from various fields comprise a think tank launched by the Colombian government. The group will submit a report of their recommendations for Colombia's future development on Dec. 5.

Penn State welcomes York Tech students to encourage STEM higher ed

11/25/2019

Students from the York County School of Technology, a high school that offers both academic and technical training, visited Penn State on Nov. 21 to engage with the many opportunities the University can offer.

Professor leads national workshop, authors cybersecurity report for White House

11/25/2019

Patrick McDaniel, the William L. Weiss Chair in Information and Communications Technology in the Penn State College of Engineering, was selected by the National Science and Technology Council in coordination with the Executive Office of the President of the United States to lead a technical workshop on June 4-6 with experts from across the nation on cybersecurity.

Professor named faculty chair for service enterprise engineering

11/22/2019

Vittal Prabhu, professor of industrial engineering, has been named the Charles and Enid Schneider Faculty Chair of the Penn State Service Enterprise Engineering Initiative (SEE 360) in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.

Scholar alumnus spurring conversation about sustainability among students

11/21/2019

Joseph Kasprzyk grew up in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, where his father worked for several area newspapers covering local issues such as public transportation or water and sewer authorities.

Mechanical engineering grad student launches research with NASA fellowship

11/20/2019

Since his childhood, Bashir Mekki, a doctoral candidate studying mechanical engineering at Penn State, has always been fascinated by how planes fly. Now, thanks to his doctorate research and a recent NASA fellowship in the area of multifunctional heat exchanger design for integrated lightweight thermal management systems in aircrafts, he's exploring that mystery.

Computer science and engineering professor receives $3.5M NSF grant

11/19/2019

In order to share, integrate and analyze research, scientists from many disciplines rely on Galaxy, a scientific workflow-management system. Despite its popularity, the system currently is not compatible with technology that would increase its speed and expand its functionality. Now, Mahmut Kandemir, professor of computer science and engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering, is working to integrate that technology and improve the capabilities of Galaxy.

Engineering faculty members named 2019 Highly Cited Researchers

11/19/2019

The newly released Web of Science Group 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list features four Penn State College of Engineering faculty members.

Civil and environmental engineering head named president of Geo-Institute

11/18/2019

Patrick Fox, the John A. and Harriette K. Shaw Professor and head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Penn State, was recently promoted to president of the Geo-Institute (G-I), one of nine specialty institutes of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

New, slippery toilet coating provides cleaner flushing, saves water

11/18/2019

Every day, more than 141 billion liters of water are used solely to flush toilets. With millions of global citizens experiencing water scarcity, what if that amount could be reduced by 50%?

Study aims to identify engineering leadership styles

11/18/2019

Engineers are known for their expertise in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). By applying their STEM knowledge to solve complex problems, engineers find innovative answers to some of the world’s most puzzling questions. While their technical expertise is extraordinary, some engineers may lack the necessary leadership training needed to excel in industry.

Symposium to explore the future of solar energy

11/18/2019

A symposium on the future of solar energy will feature experts from Penn State as well as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of California (UC) Merced, and Princeton University. The event will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12 in 100 Life Sciences Building. The symposium is free and open to the public.

Fulbright Scholar earns first master’s thesis in additive manufacturing and design

11/14/2019

In the fall of 2019, Daniel Martínez Lepp, a Fulbright Scholar, will earn the first master of science thesis degree in the additive manufacturing and design program (AMD) at Penn State University Park. By pioneering innovations in 3D-printed sand molds for metal castings, Martínez’s work has the potential to transform casting processes worldwide.

Engineering alumnus serves through military and research

11/14/2019

After two tours in Iraq, Eric Swenson wanted a break from combat. He decided that he wanted to teach industrial engineering, and he knew that he needed his master's degree.

Professor awarded Air Force Young Investigator grant

11/14/2019

The United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research recently awarded Jean-Michel Mongeau, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State, a prestigious Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) grant to investigate how flying insects adapt their flight maneuvers.

Urban development reduces flash flooding chances in arid West

11/13/2019

Urban development in the eastern United States results in an increase in flash flooding in nearby streams, but in the arid West, urbanization has just the opposite effect, according to a Penn State researcher, who suggests there may be lessons to be learned from the sharp contrast.

Aerospace engineer receives grant to make origami structures in space

11/12/2019

Xin Ning, assistant professor of aerospace engineering at Penn State, is applying the ancient folding art of origami to reconfigurable, multifunctional materials that could be used to build structures in harsh environments, such as outer space.

Building the scientific foundation for a universal 3D printer

11/11/2019

The National Science Foundation recently awarded researchers in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) a $500,000 grant to develop the science underlying a universal 3D printer.

Summer Academy students use refreshable Braille coding to work with 3D printing

11/11/2019

As part of the two-week, intensive Summer Academy for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, Penn State engineering students used easily accessible coding to help visually impaired high school students 3D print fully extendable lightsabers.

$1.5M grant will investigate use of robots on construction sites

11/8/2019

Robert Leicht, associate professor of architectural engineering, will lead a new $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate the use of robots on construction sites to provide needed relief for the waning workforce.

New photonic liquid crystals could lead to next-generation displays

11/8/2019

A new technique to change the structure of liquid crystals could lead to the development of fast-responding liquid crystals suitable for next generation displays.

The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute selects new software developer

11/7/2019

John Suit has recently been selected as a new software developer for the Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI).

New engineering courses highlight innovation in manufacturing

11/6/2019

The Penn State Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering will introduce two new graduate courses on the future of manufacturing and nanotechnology during the spring semester.

Programmer/analyst joins Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute

11/5/2019

Xuechao “Chao” Chi has recently joined the Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) as a programmer/analyst 4.

Nuclear engineering professor to speak at Schlow Library

10/31/2019

Arthur Motta, professor of nuclear engineering, is giving a talk at Schlow Library on Nov. 3.

Tiny swimming donuts deliver the goods

10/31/2019

Microscopic, 3D-printed, tori -- donuts -- coated with nickel and platinum may bridge the gap between biological and synthetic swimmers, according to an international team of researchers.

AE faculty and staff members, alumna honored with Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Awards

10/25/2019

Five representatives of the Department of Architectural Engineering (AE) have been honored with 2019 Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS) Awards.

Larson Transportation Institute selects young professional scholarship recipient

10/24/2019

Jennifer Warner Hayman, a civil engineer with Michael Baker International, Inc., has been selected to receive the 2019 Adele A. Konefal Women’s Young Professional Scholarship.

College of Engineering programs rank in U.S. News 'Best Global Universities'

10/23/2019

Several of Penn State's programs in the College of Engineering have made a strong showing, nationally and worldwide, in the recently released U.S. News & World Reports "Best Global Universities" for 2020.

Five Questions With ... Deb Kelly, on 'outsmarting' breast cancer

10/23/2019

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One of the pioneering researchers in the fight against breast cancer is Deb Kelly, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Structural Oncology at Penn State.

Nuclear engineering alumnus to receive Alumni Fellow Award

10/18/2019

The Penn State Alumni Association will honor 16 Penn Staters on Oct. 23 with the Alumni Fellow Award, the highest award given by the Alumni Association.

Isett Professorship to advance civil and environmental engineering

10/17/2019

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Penn State has received a $1 million estate commitment to establish the Barry and Shirley Isett Professorship in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Architectural engineering receives grant for Research Experience for Teachers

10/15/2019

Bolstering high school students' interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, does not happen overnight. It takes time, even years, to introduce a student to the excitement of learning and real-world career opportunities in STEM.

Scientists have first 3D view of life's processes in liquid

10/14/2019

A new liquid-cell technology allows scientists to see living biological materials and systems in three dimensions under an electron microscope, according to researchers at Penn State, Virginia Tech and Protochips Inc.

Penn State to study integration of automated driving systems into work zones

10/8/2019

The Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute (LTI) will lead a group of Penn State researchers studying how to safely integrate automated driving systems into work zones.

New director named for Facilities Engineering Institute

10/3/2019

Mark Bodenschatz has been selected to head the Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI), effective Oct. 1. Interim director since Nov. 2018, Bodenschatz was selected as the new director for the institute following a national search.

Nuclear engineering students recognized at annual conference

10/3/2019

Members of the Penn State student chapter of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) won two awards at the institute's annual conference this past summer in Palm Desert, California.

Electrical systems specialist joins institute

9/30/2019

Christopher Bereznak has joined the Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) as an electrical systems specialist.

Engineers Without Borders partners with Namutamba community in Uganda

9/30/2019

Undergraduate students from the Penn State chapter of Engineers Without Borders have launched a collaboration with the Namutamba community in Uganda to improve the community’s access to potable water.

Facilities engineering institute to offer new credential course

9/30/2019

The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) has added a ProFM credential instructor-led course to its educational offerings.

Systems engineering specialist joins institute

9/30/2019

Mark Kenepp has joined the Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) as a systems engineering specialist.

Architectural engineering awarded grant to redesign first-year seminar

9/27/2019

First-year engineering students likely do not expect to tour and redesign Beaver Stadium, work with full-scale construction robots, or create Lego models of existing academic buildings at University Park, all within their first year on campus.

Penn State professor named founding director of Global Building Network

9/27/2019

Esther Obonyo, an associate professor in Penn State's College of Engineering, has been named director of the Global Building Network (GBN). She will be working as part of the Institutes of Energy and the Environment.

Nuclear engineering graduate student selected to advocate in Washington, D.C.

9/20/2019

Marc Wonders, a Penn State graduate student earning his doctorate in nuclear engineering, was one of 15 students from across the country who participated in the annual Nuclear Engineering Student Delegation (NESD) this summer.

Building materials researcher joins architectural engineering

9/13/2019

Juan Pablo "JP" Gevaudan, an experimental cement chemist and current Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow, joined Penn State’s Department of Architectural Engineering on Aug. 16 as an affiliate professor.

Alumna gifts endowed scholarship to architectural engineering

8/27/2019

Architectural engineering (AE) alumna Karen (Kalenak) Sweeney has given to Penn State over the past 30 years. This year, she redoubled her generosity to establish an endowed scholarship for AE students.

Research team receives grant to commercialize 3D-printed concrete system

8/14/2019

Researchers at Penn State believe that using 3D-printing technologies to transform concrete construction processes and add new capabilities may radically transform the construction industry and reduce its carbon footprint.

Artificial heart lab demonstrates the impact of undergraduate research

8/1/2019

While graduate students and faculty are known for their research work, undergraduates also make significant contributions to the Penn State Department of Biomedical Engineering's research portfolio.

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