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Engineers to explore ways to improve rural-urban commutes

12/1/2022

Penn State researchers have received a planning grant from the Civic Innovation Challenge to study ways to improve rural-urban commutes. The six-month, $50,000 civic-engaged research award is funded by the National Science Foundation in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Energy.

Yiqi Zhang recognized for contributions to human factors engineering in transportation

11/2/2022

Yiqi Zhang, assistant professor of industrial engineering at Penn State, was awarded the Stephanie Binder Young Professional Award by the Surface Transportation Technical Group (STTG) of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES).

Q&A with Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding

10/21/2022

Steve Bloser, director of Penn State's Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies, discusses 25 years of Pennsylvania's Dirt, Gravel, and Low Volume Roads Program with Department of Agriculture Secretary Redding.

Media Mention: ‘Vikash Gayah, Penn State — Improve Traffic Flow in Cities by Banning Left Turns’

8/30/2022

Vikash Gayah, associate professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Penn State, was featured on The Academic Minute radio broadcast. Gayah discussed making busy intersections safer by eliminating left turns.

Ilgin Guler: ‘I Engineer Travel’

8/18/2022

“I Engineer” highlights excellence across the Penn State College of Engineering, as well as how the college is made stronger by the diversity of perspectives, experiences and backgrounds of those in the engineering community. Featured here is Ilgin Guler, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering.

Penn State students earn multiple wins in international AutoDrive competition

7/22/2022

The Penn State Advanced Vehicle Team finished the first leg of the four-year AutoDrive Challenge II, taking home seven top-three recognitions for their preliminary design and simulation demonstration of an autonomous vehicle. The competition took place June 6-10 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Media mention: ‘Study: Drilling waste on Pennsylvania roads bad for health, land’

6/30/2022

William Burgos, professor of environmental engineering, was recently quoted in a story by the Chesapeake Bay Journal discussing his research into the effectiveness of conventional oil and gas brine as a dust suppressant.

Penn State announces non-tenure-line faculty promotions, effective July 1

6/30/2022

Penn State announced academic promotions for non-tenure-line faculty members at the University. The promotions will take effect on July 1. The below lists are for non-tenure-line faculty promotions in engineering.

Oil and gas brine 'no better' controlling dust than rainwater, researchers find

5/26/2022

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection published a report from Penn State researchers showing that spreading wastewater from conventional oil and gas wells on unpaved roads, a longstanding practice for dust suppression, works "no better" than rainwater and is harmful to the environment.

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