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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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%?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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