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Media mention: ‘Hear us out: We ban left turns and other big ideas’


Vikash Gayah, interim director of the Penn State Larson Transportation Institute and professor of civil engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering, was featured in the NPR podcast Planet Money.

Engineering alumni society recognizes awardee’s outstanding contributions


At its annual awards ceremony, the Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS) recognized engineering faculty, staff and alumni members for outstanding teaching, research, advising and service.

Penn State students build on success in international AutoDrive competition


The Penn State Advanced Vehicle Team (AVT) competed in the second year of competition for AutoDrive Challenge II from June 4-10 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After a successful showing in year one of competition, Penn State AVT returned to take home eight top-three recognitions in year two.

Vikash Gayah named interim director of Larson Transportation Institute


Vikash Gayah, professor of civil engineering at Penn State, has been named interim director of the Penn State Larson Transportation Institute, effective Aug. 1.

Media mention: ‘What Will It Take to Charge Electric Vehicles Faster?’


Christopher Rahn, J. Lee Everett professor of mechanical engineering, is quoted in a Smithsonian Magazine article about electric vehicles, range anxiety and the technology needed to improve EV charge times.

Energy, environmental seed grants awarded to interdisciplinary research teams


Nineteen interdisciplinary research teams received funding through the Institutes of Energy and the Environment’s (IEE) Seed Grant Program for 2023. This includes more than 75 researchers who are affiliated with 10 colleges and research units across seven Penn State campuses.

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