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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.

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