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New Penn State consortium launches to help fuel the energy revolution

10/12/2021

Energy production and use presents a multilayered challenge that includes technical, social and environmental intricacies. With such a complex challenge at hand, Penn State’s Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) has launched a focused effort called the Consortium for Integrated Energy Systems (CIES).

Assistant dean, director in engineering retires after 37 years at Penn State

10/11/2021

After 37 years of employment at Penn State and numerous professional achievements and contributions to the University, Tom Litzinger, assistant dean for educational innovation and accreditation and director of the Leonhard Center in the College of Engineering, will retire in May 2022

22 Penn State alumni to receive Alumni Fellow Award

9/23/2021

The Penn State Alumni Association will honor 22 Penn Staters on Oct. 6 with the Alumni Fellow Award, the highest award given by the Alumni Association.

Professor recognized by ASME for furthering engineering design education

9/23/2021

Timothy W. Simpson, interim head of the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs and the Paul Morrow Professor in Engineering Design and Manufacturing at Penn State, was recently recognized by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for his impact on engineering design education and his role as a mentor for engineering educators and students.

Ribbon-cutting marks new era for mechanical engineering undergraduates

9/16/2021

On Sept. 10, the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newest facility, the ME Knowledge Lab.

Undergraduate engineering programs once again rank among nation's best

9/16/2021

In the recently released 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs rankings, the Penn State College of Engineering ranks No. 21 in the country, advancing one place from last year's report.

Engineering professor recognized for contributions to fuel cell research

9/9/2021

Chao-Yang Wang, William E. Diefenderfer Chair in Mechanical Engineering and professor of chemical engineering and materials science and engineering, was recognized for his research in fuel cell technology, which has enabled advancements in hydrogen-powered vehicles.

Thole scholarship continues to support underrepresented groups in engineering

9/7/2021

With a new cohort of recipients, the Professor Karen A. Thole Annual Scholarship for Diversity in Engineering continues to support underrepresented students in engineering and encourage a more equitable workforce.

Penn State, Freiburg faculty collaborate on early cancer diagnostics

9/3/2021

In 2019, Penn State and the University of Freiburg conducted the third year of their Collaboration Development Program, a jointly financed seed-grant-funded program designed to facilitate collaborative research and teaching projects to become sustainable, self-supporting, long-term activities.

Associate director named for Penn State Center for Biodevices

8/24/2021

The Penn State Center for Biodevices has a new associate director who will further cement its cross-disciplinary goals: Gregory Lewis, associate professor of orthopaedics and rehabilitation, with courtesy appointments in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering and engineering science and mechanics.

Better, sustainable early building designs may be possible with NSF grant

8/19/2021

In the past, when conceptualizing a new building, architects would create designs by hand, mostly using their experience and creativity.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers announces fellow, conference honoree

8/6/2021

A College of Engineering faculty member and student were recently honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

New professor to advance the understanding of brain aneurysms, heart disease

8/4/2021

Mechanical engineering's Melissa Brindise will explore the fluid mechanics of the cardiovascular system, in the hopes of improving the diagnosis and treatment of these life-threatening conditions.

Penn State team earns second place in international entrepreneurship competition

8/4/2021

A team composed of Penn State students and partners from other universities recently claimed second place in the Creating Shared Value Challenge, an international competition which invited student teams from around the world to pitch business ideas that promised to advance social good.

Hypersonic, autonomous flight research bolstered by $1.5 million grant

8/2/2021

Hypersonic vehicles, which fly more than five times the speed of sound, are constrained by an important aspect: computational power.

From waste to wear: How squid may be key to material revolution

7/26/2021

With elongated bodies, large eyes and a combination of arms and tentacles, squid appear alien.

New assistant professor to measure impact in machinery, culture

7/21/2021

Mechanical engineering’s Tamy Guimaraes to explore enhanced instrumentation for machines and inspire, support underrepresented groups in engineering

Engineering and Applied Research Laboratory award defense research seed grants

7/14/2021

In support of multidisciplinary research, the Penn State College of Engineering and the Penn State Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) collaborated to create a new seed grant program.

Penn State research teams awarded seed grants to advance biodevices

7/12/2021

Interdisciplinary research teams from across Penn State recently received seed grants from the Penn State Biodevices Seed Grant program and the Grace Woodward Collaborative Research in Engineering and Medicine Grant program to fund their work in advancing biodevices.

Former Penn State Executive Vice President and Provost, John Brighton, dies

7/9/2021

John Brighton, former executive vice president and provost, died on June 28, 2021, after a long struggle with dementia. He was 87.

Engineering virtual connections and collaborations

6/25/2021

ELD faculty members applied the same international virtual collaboration concepts taught in the ENGR 422 course to provide students with educational and culturally enhancing opportunities.

Researchers worldwide find great value in ReaxFF reactive force field

6/25/2021

More than 1,600 researchers in six of the world's seven continents have requested parameters for a ReaxFF reactive force field developed by a Penn State researcher and used as a valuable research tool in fields as varied as biomaterials, polymers, batteries and 3D printing.

Underwater creatures could uncover secrets to advance tech

6/23/2021

Mechanical engineering's Margaret Byron received recognition and support from the Beckman Foundation and the National Science Foundation to explore the complex fluid dynamics of how comb jellies swim

Penn State takes first in Collegiate Wind Competition

6/22/2021

The Penn State Wind Energy Club won big at the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Collegiate Wind Competition, taking home first overall in the competition and first in the project development contest.

Interdisciplinary projects awarded seed grants from IEE

6/21/2021

The Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) has awarded seed grants to 22 groups of interdisciplinary researchers at Penn State for the 2020-21 award cycle.

Student research sheds new light on inner ear disease

6/21/2021

The function and purpose of the Bast valve, a thin membrane in the inner ear, has largely been a mystery to medical professionals since it was discovered more than 100 years ago.

Biodiversity seed grants support innovative collaborations across Penn State

6/18/2021

Seven Penn State faculty teams have received seed grants for biodiversity research as part of the 2021 "Mainstreaming Biodiversity in a Decade of Action" symposium.

Researchers propose methods for additive manufacturing quality control

6/18/2021

Additive manufacturing offers an unprecedented level of design flexibility and expanded functionality, but the quality and process can drastically differ across production machines, according to Hui Yang, a professor of industrial engineering at Penn State.

54 students awarded Erickson Discovery Grants from Undergraduate Education

6/17/2021

Erickson Discovery Grants were awarded to 54 undergraduate Penn State students to cover costs related to undergraduate research.

Professor honored for work in adaptive structures and materials

6/15/2021

Mary Frecker, the Leighton Riess Chair in Engineering and professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering at Penn State, has been named the 2021 recipient of the Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Professor named emerging professional in materials testing for 3D printing

6/15/2021

Guha Manogharan, the Emmert H. Bashore Faculty Development Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering, has been named an International Emerging Professional by the American Society of Testing and Materials.

Student team places second in autonomous vehicle challenge

6/15/2021

A team of students in the Penn State College of Engineering recently earned second place in the Shell Ecomarathon Autonomous Programming Challenge.

Innovative batteries put flying cars on the horizon

6/8/2021

Penn State researchers are exploring the requirements for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles and designing and testing potential battery power sources.

Penn State, University of Freiburg announce joint seed-grant recipients

6/8/2021

The Convergence Center for Living Multifunctional Material Systems, in partnership with the University of Freiburg's Cluster of Excellence for Living, Adaptive and Energy-autonomous Materials Systems, has announced the recipients of the inaugural Living Multifunctional Materials Collaborative Research Seed Grant Program.

Mechanical engineering graduate joins United States Space Force

5/27/2021

Recent mechanical engineering graduate Austin Learn was selected to join the United States Space Force, a new branch of the military chartered in 2019.

NSF renews funding for Two-Dimensional Crystal Consortium

5/26/2021

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a renewal of funding for the Materials Innovation Platform (MIP) national user facility at Penn State’s Materials Research Institute (MRI), the Two-Dimensional Crystal Consortium (2DCC).

New department head to lead mechanical engineering

5/21/2021

Following an international search, Mary Frecker, the Riess Chair in Engineering and Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at Penn State, has been named department head of the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Mechanical engineering professor earns student-administered teaching award

5/20/2021

Linxiao Zhu, John J. and Jean M. Brennan Clean Energy Early Career Assistant Professor at Penn State, was awarded the designation of "Top Professor" by the University's student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in the spring of 2021.

'Getting to Negative: Strategies, Ethics and Co-benefits' webinar on May 19

5/17/2021

Increasingly aggressive strategies are needed to reduce current and future carbon emissions and proactively remove carbon-based heat-trapping gasses that have been emitted to date.

'Seeing' previously unseen nano-level glass damage

5/17/2021

For the first time, the subsurface structural changes of silica glass due to nanoscale wear and damage has been revealed via spectroscopy, which may lead to improvements in glass products such as electronic displays and vehicle windshields, according to a team of international researchers.

College of Engineering announces faculty promotions

5/13/2021

Fourteen Penn State College of Engineering tenure-line faculty members have been selected for promotions, effective July 1.

College of Engineering announces Learning Factory capstone project winners

5/12/2021

The College of Engineering has announced the winners of the spring Learning Factory Capstone Design Project Showcase, which took place virtually for the second year in a row.

Bake-off breaks and virtual research: How an engineering lab beat Zoom fatigue

5/10/2021

When the pandemic began and Penn State moved to remote learning more than a year ago, the THRED Group research lab worked to keep students engaged in research and engaged with each other, virtually.

Improved physical therapy for Achilles tendon injuries possible

5/7/2021

To enhance the recovery of patients with Achilles tendon injuries, Daniel Humberto Cortes Correales, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State, received $600,000 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Trustees approve plans, funds for new West 1 engineering building

5/7/2021

The Board of Trustees today (May 7) approved the final plans and construction of a new engineering research and teaching space at the University Park campus.

Department of Mechanical Engineering recognizes exceptional undergrads

5/5/2021

The Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering is recognizing the achievements of several undergraduate students through its annual awards.

Engineering students and clubs recognized with leadership and service awards

5/3/2021

Penn State recognized its recipients for student service and leadership awards and student organization and involvement awards?during the week of April 26.

Engineering students earn scholarships from international society

4/30/2021

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) awarded Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) scholarships to three Penn State engineering students.

10 engineering students awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

4/28/2021

Ten outstanding students in the College of Engineering were recognized for their research and potential by the National Science Foundation.

Student team challenged to create and test fully autonomous car

4/28/2021

A cohort of students on the Penn State Advanced Vehicle Team were selected for the 2021 AutoDrive Challenge, sponsored by SAE International and General Motors.

College of Engineering announces spring 2021 student marshals

4/26/2021

Fifteen graduating seniors from the College of Engineering have been selected to serve as student marshals for Penn State’s spring commencement ceremony.

Engineering assistant professor honored with President's Award for Engagement

4/23/2021

Jessica Menold, the Hartz Family Career Development Assistant Professor of Engineering Design and Mechanical Engineering, was recently recognized for her student recruitment and retention efforts with the President's Award for Engagement.

McKay, Myers, Rosen, Santos, Wolfs named 2021 Oswald Award winners

4/23/2021

Five Penn State students in their respective areas of leadership have been honored with the 2021 John W. Oswald Award.

2021 graduate launching career with the help of Engineering Ambassadors

4/22/2021

Mechanical engineering's Amanda Hildenbrand shares her passion for engineering and translates it to career success, bolstered by Raytheon Technologies.

Helpful, engineered 'living' machines in the future?

4/21/2021

Engineered, autonomous machines combined with artificial intelligence have long been a staple of science fiction, and often in the role of villain like the Cylons in the "Battlestar Galactica" reboot, creatures composed of biological and engineered materials. But what if these autonomous soft machines were helpful?

College of Engineering names inaugural 40 Under 40 Alumni Award honorees

4/15/2021

The Penn State College of Engineering has selected the first cohort of honorees as part of its new 40 Under 40 Alumni Award program, which recognizes graduates who are 40 years old or younger for their early career impact.

Insights into hummingbird-inspired robots the focus of award-winning thesis

4/12/2021

Suyash Agrawal, a mechanical engineering graduate student, has earned a Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award from the Penn State Graduate School for his research exploring hummingbird flight to mimic their mobility in robotics.

Grad student aims to improve structural monitoring in 3D printing

4/9/2021

Susheel Dharmadhikari, a doctoral student in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded the 2021 AT&T Graduate Fellowship to help determine the safety and stability of additively manufactured, or 3D-printed, metal components.

Graduate student excellence celebrated at virtual awards ceremony

4/8/2021

Graduate student award recipients were celebrated during the annual Graduate Student Recognition Ceremony where 10 awards to more than 30 graduate students in recognition of outstanding achievement.

Additive Manufacturing and Design Program names new director

4/5/2021

The additive manufacturing and design (AMD) program at Penn State has named Allison Beese, associate professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering, as its next director.

Subscription database for dancers pitch wins 2021 IdeaMakers Challenge

4/5/2021

On March 24, five interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate students pitched their ideas during the final round of the IdeaMakers Challenge.

Exploring culture, gender and risk-taking in design

4/1/2021

As the demand for innovative and creative solutions to problems increases, so does the need for inventive and resourceful individuals.

Five Penn State research teams earn Manufacturing PA Innovation Grants

4/1/2021

Penn State has been awarded five grants through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Manufacturing PA initiative.

New undergraduate engineering lab successfully stays 'hands-on' during pandemic

3/31/2021

When Penn State transitioned to online learning amid the pandemic, faculty sought ways to translate an engineering curriculum to an all-virtual environment.

Distinguished professor testifies before Congress on sustainable aviation

3/29/2021

As a leading expert in gas turbine technology, Karen A. Thole, distinguished professor and mechanical engineering department head at Penn State, provided testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives on March 24, highlighting a pathway for sustainable aviation.

Penn State student team earns top prize in national consulting competition

3/29/2021

A group of four Penn State students claimed first place in the Deloitte Undergraduate Case Competition.

University-wide COVID-19 response initiative marks a year of solutions, impact

3/29/2021

One year ago, as physicians and administrators at Penn State Health's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center prepared for the impact of COVID-19, a consortium of Penn State researchers joined together to make a positive impact.

Alumna recognized for her impact in combustion engines and fuels

3/23/2021

Penn State alumna Elana Chapman, senior fuels and biofuels engineer at General Motors, has been recognized for her impacts within the fuel industry.

Engineering faculty, staff and alumni honored for exceptional contributions

3/17/2021

The Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS) is recognizing the below faculty, staff and alumni of the Penn State College of Engineering for their outstanding teaching, research, advising and service.

Materials Research Institute announces seed grant recipients

3/8/2021

The Penn State Materials Research Institute (MRI) has announced the 2021 recipients of seed grants that will enable University faculty to establish new collaborations with partners outside their own units for exploration of transformative ideas for high-impact materials science and engineering.

Hands-on education and evaluation equate to hands-on efficacy

3/4/2021

To navigate the evolving industry landscape, today’s engineers complement their technical breath, theoretical understanding and practical application abilities with professional proficiencies such as innovation, creativity and interpersonal skills.

Engineering students flex their communication skills at speaking contest

3/2/2021

The Penn State College of Engineering's Leonhard Center for Enhancement of Engineering Education held its semiannual speaking contest on Feb. 10, showcasing students' skills in translating complex technical knowledge into engaging narratives.

Penn State tied for first nationally in NSF rankings reflecting research breadth

2/26/2021

Penn State's research enterprise ranks first nationally, tied with Johns Hopkins University, in the breadth and depth of its expertise, according to the latest National Science Foundation rankings of Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) research expenditures by key fields and subfields in science and engineering, released in January 2021.

Lion LaunchPad restarts microgrant program for entreprenuerial students

2/24/2021

Teams of entrepreneurial undergraduate Penn State students can apply for microgrants of up to $500 in seed money to help get their ideas off the ground.

Engineering professor named Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow

2/18/2021

Jean-Michel Mongeau, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been named an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow -- the first Penn State College of Engineering researcher to receive the distinction.

FacultyXchange connects biodevices researchers in academia, industry

2/17/2021

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.

Mechanical engineering faculty member named distinguished professor

2/16/2021

In recognition of his contributions to Penn State and to the knowledge surrounding reactive force fields, Adri van Duin has been named a distinguished professor of mechanical engineering.

Army grant could advance high-grade steel 3D printing

2/15/2021

Researchers in the Penn State College of Engineering received $434,000 from the United States Army to develop additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, techniques for high strength steels and alloys.

Researchers awarded $1.5M to create stem cell predictive model

2/11/2021

Stem cells are the building blocks of the body, according to Penn State researchers. Though similar to one another at their origins, stem cells take on unique characteristics as they mature, becoming specialized cells throughout the body -- such as bone, muscle, ligament, tissue or other organ cells.

Research at Penn State aims to improve air quality in cage-free poultry houses

2/4/2021

Research carried out by faculty in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is helping commercial poultry operations -- some with multiple buildings each housing between 20,000 and 50,000 hens -- convert from traditional caged housing to noncaged systems while safeguarding animal and employee safety.

Undergrad student makes strides in mobility research

2/2/2021

Hannah Luben, a Penn State mechanical engineering senior, said, "I'm passionate about two things -- mechanical engineering and helping people."

$8 million NASA grant pilots course to hybrid-powered aircraft

1/29/2021

Leading a diverse, collaborative coalition that spans universities, industry and disciplines, Penn State has been awarded $8 million from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to chart the course for hybrid electric aircraft.

Engineering design faculty member awarded Hartz early career professorship

1/29/2021

Jessica Menold, assistant professor of engineering design and mechanical engineering at Penn State, recently received the Hartz Family Career Development Professorship in Engineering.

Mechanical engineering professor named ASME fellow

1/29/2021

Jacqueline O'Connor, associate professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Center for Gas Turbine Research, Education, and Outreach at Penn State, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

How we talk about energy

1/28/2021

Complex units for measurement, uneven accounting systems and regional energy dependencies all make it difficult to understand how energy is used around the world, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Engineering.

$500,000 grant funds creation of institute to advance AI for materials science

1/27/2021

A National Science Foundation (NSF) grant will help lay the foundation for an interdisciplinary institute that encourages the use of artificial intelligence-enabled materials discovery, design and synthesis, according to a team of researchers.

Mechanical engineering undergrad named to petroleum collegiate council

1/26/2021

Tyler Adams, an undergraduate student studying mechanical engineering at Penn State, has been appointed to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Petroleum Division Collegiate Council.

Virtual undergraduate lab shows promise, enhances learning

1/25/2021

Bolstering their efforts to transform the undergraduate laboratory curriculum, researchers in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) recently published their innovative methods to engage students and enhance their learning in the American Society of Engineering Education's Advances in Engineering Education.

Inexpensive battery charges rapidly for electric vehicles, reduces range anxiety

1/19/2021

Range anxiety, the fear of running out of power before being able to recharge an electric vehicle, may be a thing of the past, according to a team of Penn State engineers who are looking at lithium iron phosphate batteries that have a range of 250 miles with the ability to charge in 10 minutes.

Connecting heat transfer, additive manufacturing motivates undergrad researcher

1/13/2021

As a senior majoring in mechanical engineering (ME) at Penn State, Nicholas Evich is confident in his ability as a researcher.

$541K Office of Naval Research grant could enhance aircraft performance

1/12/2021

Researchers in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering received $541,167 to accelerate the designs of higher performing, more efficient and safer aircraft for the United States Navy.

Mechanical engineering alumnus' legacy honored through student scholarships

1/11/2021

As a graduate student in mechanical engineering at Penn State, Guntas Malhotra was drawn to automotive engineering. After graduating with a master's degree in 2010, he helped to pioneer new technology for Chrysler vehicles.

Mechanical engineering professor named Bashore Faculty Development Professor

1/7/2021

Guha Manogharan, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and industrial engineering at Penn State, has been awarded the Emmert H. Bashore Faculty Development Professorship.

Engineering students draw inspiration from art to test COVID-19 biodevice

1/6/2021

As a discipline, engineering often challenges students to fuse technical skills with creative design. During the fall semester, a Penn State College of Engineering senior capstone design group took this notion one step further through a collaboration with Bonnie Collura, professor of art and sculpture in the Penn State School of Visual Arts.

Penn State Society of Women Engineers wins national award

1/4/2021

The Penn State Society of Women Engineers (SWE) received the 2020 Outstanding Collegiate Section (OCS) Gold Mission Award for the seventh consecutive year at the virtual WE20 National Conference.

Engineering capstone design showcase winners announced

12/21/2020

The College of Engineering Learning Factory Capstone Design Project Showcase for the fall semester took place virtually from Friday, Dec. 11 to Friday, Dec. 18. Students shared the culmination of their semester-long projects on the showcase's website.

Penn State's industryXchange explores collaborations in artificial intelligence

12/21/2020

The Penn State College of Engineering hosted the fourth annual industryXchange on Dec. 7-8. The virtual event brought together members of industry, Penn State faculty and students, and government agencies to explore collaboration opportunities on this year’s focus, "Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning."

Webinar to discuss new living materials seed-grant program

12/10/2020

The Convergence Center for Living Multifunctional Material Systems will host an informational webinar in support of its inaugural Living Multifunctional Materials Collaborative Research Seed Grant Program.

A virtual Materials Day maintains a spirit of engagement while social distancing

12/9/2020

When Materials Day 2020 was in the planning stages back in 2019, none of the Materials Research Institute (MRI) faculty and staff involved in developing Penn State’s marquee materials science and engineering event had any thoughts about doing any part of it virtually -- until a pandemic hit.

Engineering student marshal eager to make positive impacts

12/7/2020

Madison Reddie, a student graduating with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, has been named the fall 2020 student marshal for the Penn State College of Engineering.

First-year engineering professor earns student-administered teaching award

12/7/2020

Satadru Dey, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State, was awarded the designation of "Top Professor" by the University's student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for the fall of 2020.

Stuckeman School researchers receive interdisciplinary research grant

12/3/2020

Elena Vazquez, an architecture doctoral candidate, and Jose Duarte, director of the Stuckeman Center for Design Computing, were recently awarded the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Upjohn Research Initiative grant for $25,000 to help further their research.

Navy grant to support diversity, strengthen Department of Mechanical Engineering

12/1/2020

The Office of Naval Research recently awarded Karen A. Thole, distinguished professor at Penn State and head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME), a $200,000 grant to help develop a diverse and inclusive future naval workforce.

New funding program to help advance living multifunctional materials

11/30/2020

The Convergence Center for Living Multifunctional Material Systems has announced the inaugural Living Multifunctional Materials Collaborative Research Seed Grant Program 2021.

College of Engineering promotes campaigns for 2020 #GivingTuesday

11/20/2020

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.

Enhanced human-AI collaboration possible through new grant

11/16/2020

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a team of researchers $5.6 million to merge the strengths of artificial and human intelligence, with the goal of advancing the utility of relevant cyber-physical systems.

Putting reality in virtual additive manufacturing education

11/16/2020

As the engineering industry evolves, so must the education of future engineers. Advances in additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, continue to propel engineering sectors toward innovative production capabilities, but access to cutting-edge machinery isn’t always available to undergraduate engineering students.

Professor emeritus awarded honor from the University of Freiburg, Germany

11/9/2020

Martin Trethewey, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering and acoustics at Penn State, has been awarded the Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg - University Medal for his efforts in forging a global collaboration between the two universities.

Penn State education sets course for Navy rear admiral

10/30/2020

As commander of the submarine force of the U.S Navy’s Pacific Fleet, Rear Admiral Blake L. Converse, 1987 mechanical engineering alumnus, understands the importance of creative problem solving and effective leadership.

Two-hour sepsis test in development at Penn State

10/29/2020

One in three people who die in U.S. hospitals have sepsis, the body's extreme response to infection that can lead to multiple organ failure. Diagnosis can take up to five days, but death may take only hours from the initial onset of sepsis.

Faster medical testing possible through graduate student's NSF-funded internship

10/28/2020

To potentially make medical testing faster and more efficient, Denise Widdowson, a doctoral student in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering, has earned a spot in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) program.

Penn State, University of Freiburg to deepen ties at Virtual Materials Day

10/26/2020

Penn State and the University of Freiburg will showcase their close collaboration in the field of living materials during the upcoming Materials Day on Nov. 10-11.

Mechanical engineering grad student charges ahead through research

10/22/2020

Xiaoyue Zhao, a doctoral student in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME), envisions a future where small and portable electronics can be powered simply by the act of walking.

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