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EarthTalks examines the carbon footprint of the built environment


Esther Obonyo, associate professor of engineering design and architectural engineering at Penn State, will discuss ways to reduce the carbon footprint of the built environment at 4 p.m. Monday, March 1.

FacultyXchange connects biodevices researchers in academia, industry


The Center for Biodevices in the College of Engineering at Penn State hosted its second annual Faculty Xchange on Feb. 10. More than 165 researchers and clinicians attended the virtual event.

Engineer testifies on COVID-19 mitigation before congressional committee


William P. Bahnfleth, professor of architectural engineering at Penn State, testified as an expert witness during the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure's hearing, "Protecting Transportation Workers and Passengers from COVID: Gaps in Safety, Lessons Learned, and Next Steps," on Feb. 4.

National conference featured architectural engineering department with virtual tour


The Penn State Department of Architectural Engineering (AE) hosted a virtual tour during the Partners in Science Conference on Jan. 16.

Remembering Gifford Albright, first architectural engineering department head


Gifford "Giff" Albright, the first head of the Department of Architectural Engineering (AE) in Penn State's College of Engineering, died on Dec. 30, 2020, in State College.

Architectural engineering alumnus organizes donation for people without homes


When a cold snap plunged Los Angeles, California, into temperatures below 30 degrees in early November, Charles (Chip) Israel thought about the many people without homes that he sees regularly on his commute.

ENtern program provides startup experience to entrepreneurship students


Though businesses differ in product and service offerings, structure, missions and goals, behind every startup is an entrepreneur with the drive and determination to create a solution to a problem.

University community invited to participate in energy forum


A series of energy forums will be held to discuss how Penn State can continue to strengthen its position as an energy leader.

College of Engineering promotes campaigns for 2020 #GivingTuesday


The Penn State College of Engineering invites alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff and students to celebrate the power of giving back as part of #GivingTuesday on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Architectural engineer on mission to enable zero-carbon buildings


Greg Pavlak's ultimate goal as an architectural engineer is to develop high-performing and environmentally sustainable solutions for buildings.

New industrial engineering space to invigorate learning


The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State is adding a new student-centered space within the Leonhard Building.

Five engineering students receive scholarships


The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers recently announced its scholarship recipients for the 2020-21 academic year. Five students from various disciplines in the Penn State College of Engineering were awarded scholarships.

Architectural engineering student selected for ASTM International program


Tyler Demyan, fifth-year student in the integrated architectural engineering bachelor's and master's program in the Penn State College of Engineering, was recently selected to participate in the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International Emerging Professionals Program.

2020 Hankin Lecture to emphasize importance of indoor air quality in U.S. homes


Brett C. Singer, staff scientist, head of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Systems and lead of the Indoor Environment Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California, will deliver the 2020 Hankin Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

Volcano watching, wearable health monitoring research earn best poster awards


The Institute for Computational and Data Sciences at Penn State announced the two winners for the 2020 ICDS Symposium's virtual poster presentation.

Architectural engineering transforms engineering studio into classroom


Penn State's Department of Architectural Engineering brought together a unique blend of faculty expertise to find innovative solutions to challenges posed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic -- including the transformation of an engineering design studio space into a mixed-mode, socially distanced classroom.

Eight Penn State faculty teams awarded seed grants for AI research


Multi-Disciplinary Research Grants were recently awarded to eight research groups from across Penn State's colleges and campuses conducting research related to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

College of Engineering kicks off 125th anniversary with virtual celebration


The Penn State College of Engineering will begin a yearlong celebration of its upcoming 125th anniversary with a virtual event at 1:25 p.m. on Nov. 12.

Space adjoining Marriott Foundation Building named for distinguished alumnus


As renovations near completion on the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Building, an alumnus with deep roots in the Penn State community has stepped forward with a gift to realize the full impact of the project.

UV-light research to investigate aerosol disinfection in unoccupied classrooms


As students continue in-person learning, classrooms are a focus of COVID-19 mitigation efforts. A new $125,000 grant, funded by Penn State’s Office of the Physical Plant (OPP), is helping researchers investigate the possibility of aerosol disinfection of classrooms using ultraviolet, or UV, light.

Celebrating Professional Women in Building Week at Penn State


In celebration of the National Association of Home Builders Professional Women in Building Week, the PWB Council of Central Pennsylvania partnered with the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center to offer an insightful discussion for students in an architectural engineering course.

Trustees approve plans and funds for part of engineering expansion


As the next stage of a proposed, decade-long initiative that will transform the Penn State College of Engineering and its facilities, the Board of Trustees approved final design plans and authorized expenditures of $88 million for a new research and teaching building near the western edge of the University Park campus.

Architectural engineering researcher to study COVID-19 aerosol transmission


SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, does not seem to be disappearing anytime soon. But now research on mechanical systems in buildings may help to better understand how the disease spreads indoors.

Alumnus and wife establish endowment in architectural engineering


Rob Banas attributes much of his career success in the building industry to the education he received as an undergraduate student in Penn State's architectural engineering program.

New scholarship assists first-generation architectural engineering students


Growing up in a rural, working-class town, Gary Brennen dreamed of becoming an engineer and worked hard to piece together funds to make that happen.

Gift to support architectural engineering's winning student design team


For the last decade, Penn State's student design team has performed exceptionally well at the Architectural Engineering Institute International Student Design Competition.

Keeping water and energy secure


Water and energy systems do not typically come to mind as cyber hacker targets, but those systems are often most vulnerable to such attacks, according to Javad Khazaei, assistant professor of electrical engineering at Penn State Harrisburg.

Battling disease with ultraviolet light


Now and in the months to come, hospitals and commercial buildings will be tasked with sanitizing large indoor environments to prevent the transmission of viruses like SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19.

Penn State wins honorable mention at Solar Decathlon Design Challenge


A Penn State student team won honorable mention in the Suburban Single-Family Housing Contest of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Competition on April 19.

Institute awards 32 computational and data sciences seed grants


Understanding polarized political opinions, predicting Arctic Sea ice levels, and accelerating quantum computing with machine learning -- these are just a few focuses of the dozens of new Penn State research projects that have been funded by Institute for Computational and Data Sciences seed grants.

Gawryla named architectural engineering student marshal


David M. Gawryla has been named the Department of Architectural Engineering's student marshal for Penn State's spring commencement, which will be held virtually on May 9. Gawryla will graduate with a bachelor of architectural engineering degree in the structural option.

Architectural engineering professor receives NSF CAREER grant


Donghyun Rim, assistant professor of architectural engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering, was recently awarded a $500,000, five-year Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Architectural engineering fellow looks back on vibrant academic career


Penn State architectural engineering (AE) doctoral student Jay Mundinger brings color to his work, literally.

Twitter data may offer policy makers a glimpse into demand for renewable energy


Tweets could one day help policy makers and energy companies better communicate in near real-time to help customers make better sustainable energy choices, according to a team of researchers.

Architectural engineering students, faculty resilient in the face of change


A few weeks ago, architectural engineering seniors at Penn State packed for spring break, not knowing it would be the last time they worked in the labs, studios and classrooms that had become like a second home, according to Ryan Solnosky, associate teaching professor of architectural engineering.

Building systems researcher joins architectural engineering


Yuqing Hu, a researcher who specializes in building systems engineering and building information modeling, will join the Penn State College of Engineering's Department of Architectural Engineering as assistant professor on July 1 with an affiliation with the Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences.

Engineers in Action: Student group builds bridges for people in need


Years before they graduate or get their Professional Engineering license, students in Engineers in Action design and build bridges for people in need.

Service at the heart of electrical contracting student chapter


A student group in Penn State College of Engineering's Department of Architectural Engineering is making an impact, both in the lives of its student members and in the surrounding community.

New directors of SEDTAPP's engineering design program named


Scarlett Miller, associate professor of engineering design and industrial engineering at Penn State, has been named the new director of the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs' engineering design program; and Sarah Ritter, associate teaching professor of engineering design at the University, was recently appointed associate director of the engineering design program.

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