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Vigeant-Haas recognized with Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award


Michelle Vigeant-Haas, associate professor of acoustics and architectural engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering, is the recipient of the 2024 Howard B. Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award.

Andrea Argüelles receives 2024 NSF CAREER Award


Andrea Argüelles, assistant professor of engineering science and mechanics in the Penn State College of Engineering, earned a five-year, $696,010 U.S. National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award for a project titled, “Advancing ceramic processing science through acoustic characterization.”

Penn State alum builds on history in Graduate Program in Acoustics


After finishing his advanced degree in acoustics, Andrew Barnard returned to his alma mater in Michigan and never thought he’d come back to Penn State, much less lead the program he graduated from. But when he heard about an opening in Penn State’s Graduate Program in Acoustics, he knew it was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up.

Acoustic invention enhances ultrasound to access enclosed metal spaces


The inside of underwater pipes and enclosed nuclear containers were inaccessible — until recently. Acoustics researchers in Penn State’s College of Engineering have developed a way to convey energy and transmit communications through metal walls using ultrasound.

Acoustics graduate student wins best paper award at international conference


John Case, graduate student in acoustics in the Penn State College of Engineering, received a best paper award at the Acoustics 2023 Conference, hosted by the Acoustical Society of America and the Australian Acoustical Society.

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.

Six Penn State graduate students receive prestigious defense fellowship


Six Penn State graduate students received a prestigious National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. The NDSEG fellowship program provides fellows with the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree in science and engineering disciplines of military importance.

Nine newly promoted engineering faculty honored through library books


Nine newly tenured or promoted faculty members in the College of Engineering were asked to select a book title for the University Libraries’ permanent collection and to submit a personal statement explaining why they chose that book.

Tiny bubbles could reveal immune cell secrets and improve treatments


Macrophages are little cells vital to the immune system and could possibly inform cell-based therapies for a variety of medical conditions. However, realizing the full potential of macrophage therapies relies on being able to see what these cellular allies are doing inside our bodies, and a team of Penn State researchers may have developed a way to watch them do their thing.

Penn State to lead civilian STEM workforce development program for US Navy


The Penn State College of Engineering and Applied Research Laboratory are partnering to launch a new workforce development program to prepare students for jobs as civilian engineers and scientists for the U.S. Navy. Funded with a five-year, $15.5 million grant from the Office of Naval Research, the Penn State Intern PipelinE LInks to Navy Engineering program — known as PIPELINE — aims to train and connect students to technical civilian careers in the Navy.

Anthony Atchley retires after more than 25 years of impact at Penn State


After more than 25 years as a leader in the Penn State College of Engineering, including the past year as acting and then interim dean, Anthony Atchley will retire as professor emeritus of acoustics on June 30.

Penn State announces tenure-line faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2023


Tenured and tenure-line faculty promotions at Penn State, effective July 1, 2023, include more than 25 engineering faculty members.

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