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Five startup teams selected for 2021 Summer Founders program


The Summer Founders program selected five teams from a pool of applicants spanning eight different Penn State campuses, four academic colleges, and The Graduate School at Penn State.

College of Engineering names inaugural 40 Under 40 Alumni Award honorees


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.

Engineering doctoral student receives Alumni Association scholarship award


Zhenyuan Yuan, a third-year doctoral student in electrical engineering, has been awarded the Penn State Alumni Association Scholarship for Penn State Alumni in the Graduate School.

Wind Energy Club prepares to compete in Collegiate Wind Competition


Each year since 2014, the Penn State Wind Energy Club has competed in the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Collegiate Wind Competition, taking home more first place wins than any other team.

Newly elected national aerospace leader reflects on industry trends


Amy Pritchett, professor and head of Penn State’s Department of Aerospace Engineering, was recently appointed chair of the Aerospace Department Chairs Association (ADCA) for a two-year term.

Propulsion expert joins aerospace engineering faculty


The first thing David Hall noticed about Penn State was the collaboration among faculty and students.

Center for Socially Responsible AI announces inaugural seed funding awards


The Penn State Center for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence recently announced the recipients of its inaugural round of seed funding.

Engineering faculty, staff and alumni honored for exceptional contributions


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.

Fund supports aerospace engineering students' hands-on learning


Aerospace engineering students across the country can explore a myriad of challenges in their courses, from designing their own drone to developing technology that could be installed on the moon. At Penn State, students can take these engineering projects one step further.

Aerospace engineering alumna selected as 2021 NASA flight director


Since second grade, Chloe Mehring dreamed of space. She went to Space Camp in junior high, researched NASA careers in high school and studied aerospace engineering in college to follow her aspirations.

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


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.

Second Energy University forum to focus on education March 5


Penn State faculty, staff and students are invited to take part in the second forum designed to discuss how Penn State can continue to strengthen its position as an energy leader.

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.

A new course among early achievements for aerospace engineering faculty member


Since joining Penn State's College of Engineering in August 2019, Daning Huang has made quick work of advancing his research and teaching mission as assistant professor of aerospace engineering.

Aerospace engineer takes fluid approach for creative problem-solving


To Mark Miller, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, engineering is about imagination.

Aerospace engineering student named fellow for international program


Jason Cornelius, doctoral student in aerospace engineering, has been selected as a Stanford United States-Russia Forum (SURF) fellow for the 2020-21 program.

NASA engineer turned faculty member inspires the next aerospace generation


In the short time since Eric Greenwood joined Penn State's College of Engineering, he has worked to inspire his students to foster their creativity to solve real-world problems in the classroom and in the laboratory.

Report calls for multipronged action to mitigate small aircraft lead emissions


The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released on Jan. 12 a congressionally mandated report on reducing lead emissions from small aircraft -- the single largest lead emitter in the United States.

New engineering scholarship honors parents


Neither Bernard nor Florence Rokosz attended college. Bernard worked long hours as a truck driver and Florence was a bookkeeper to ensure all four of their daughters would graduate from college without debt.

$2 million estate gift to create faculty chair in aerospace engineering


Building community is important, according to Robert "Bob" Lengel, and it has to start with strong leadership. A 1968 Penn State graduate in aerospace engineering, Bob and his wife, Sandy, have recently committed approximately $2 million of their estate to build the engineering community and share Bob's message of effective leadership and communication.

Alumnus wins achievement award for work on military aircraft program


Penn State aerospace engineering alumnus Eric Fallabel was recently awarded a Defense Acquisition Workforce Individual Achievement Award in Test and Evaluation from the Department of Defense for his work on flight testing for the CH-53K helicopter development program for the Marine Corps.

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.

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.

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.

To boldly go: Penn State launches planetary science consortium


The quest to understand our place in the universe is one of the most enduring scientific pursuits. A new interdisciplinary planetary science initiative will focus efforts at Penn State on exploring and seeking out life in the solar system and far into the cosmos.

Engineering professors selected as 2021 AIAA Associate Fellows


Jacqueline O'Connor, associate professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Center for Gas Turbine Research, Education, and Outreach, and Sven Schmitz, associate professor of aerospace engineering, were chosen as 2021 Associate Fellows by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Engineering mourns death of aerospace engineering's Michael Micci


Faculty, staff and students in the Penn State College of Engineering are mourning the loss of Michael Micci, professor of aerospace engineering, who died on Sept. 21, in State College after an eight-month battle with cancer.

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.

Engineer developing out-of-this-world solutions for COVID-19 challenges


Xin Ning, an assistant professor of aerospace engineering, specializes in developing materials for use in space.

Engineering professor named to DARPA ISAT study group


Gang Tan, professor of computer science and engineering in the Penn State School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been selected as a member of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Information Science and Technology study group.

College of Engineering calls for nominations for 40 Under 40 Alumni Award


The Penn State College of Engineering is soliciting nominations for the 40 Under 40 Alumni Award. This award will recognize numerous College of Engineering alumni 40 years of age and younger for their professional achievements.

Five named to Big Ten Academic Alliance Department Executive Officers program


The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) Department Executive Officers (DEO) program has gained five additional fellows from the Penn State ranks.

Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity recognizes annual scholarship recipients


The Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity has announced the scholarship award winners for the 2019-20 academic year.

Plasma medicine research highlights antibacterial effects and potential uses


As interest in the application of plasma medicine -- the use of low-temperature plasma (LTP) created by an electrical discharge to address medical problems -- continues to grow, so does the need for research advancements proving its capabilities and potential impacts on the health care industry.

Brownell named aerospace engineering student marshal


Matthew T. Brownell has been named the Department of Aerospace Engineering's student marshal for Penn State's spring commencement, which will be held virtually on May 9.

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