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Rob Rabb named associate dean of education for the College of Engineering

8/3/2022

With professional experiences ranging from teaching engineering to future military officers at West Point to establishing the mechanical engineering program at The Citadel, Rob Rabb has developed a guiding belief to underpin his approach to education. He summed up this belief in one sentence: “Engineers can do a lot for a society, whether in industry or academia, but first they need a strong foundation — not just with technical knowledge but with skills like teamwork, communication and leadership.” This philosophy is one that he will apply in his new role as associate dean of education for the Penn State College of Engineering. Rabb will start in the position on Aug. 1.

'Growing Impact' podcast examines relationship between housing, energy, justice

8/1/2022

he latest episode of the Growing Impact podcast features Emily Rosenman, assistant professor of geography in Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Science. Rosenman is collaborating with Esther Obonyo, associate professor of engineering design and architectural engineering in the Penn State’s College of Engineering, to investigate energy transition in segregated cities.

Engineering partners with World Campus to add engineering doctoral program

7/27/2022

Penn State World Campus, in partnership with the College of Engineering, is accepting applications for a new online doctoral degree program in engineering that focuses on the practical implementation of engineering research and leadership in the field.

Researchers awarded $2M NSF grant to develop Africa water-food-energy network

7/27/2022

An interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers has received a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to lead a three-institution team developing the “Sustainfood Network,” which links scientists, communities and policymakers to address challenges in Africa at the nexus of water, energy and food security.

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.

Penn State World Campus engineering students explore research at University Park

6/28/2022

Penn State students in the online Master of Engineering Additive Manufacturing and Design program at World Campus visited University Park from May 16-20, as a component of the three-credit core course, ME 566: Metal Additive Manufacturing Lab.

Remembering Mike Erdman, College of Engineering alumnus, professor

6/15/2022

The Penn State College of Engineering community is mourning the loss of Andrew Michael “Mike” Erdman, retired professor of practice, who died on May 29 at the age of 74. He earned an undergraduate degree in engineering science from the college in 1969, and his enduring dedication to Penn State and engineering was recognized with the college’s highest honor, the Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award, in March.

Geosciences professor named director of Penn State planetary science consortium

6/14/2022

Effective July 1, Christopher House, professor of geosciences, will serve as director of the Consortium for Planetary and Exoplanetary Sciences and Technology, which includes researchers from the College of Engineering.

Engineering faculty members named Fulbright Scholars, Fulbright Specialist

6/9/2022

Three Penn State College of Engineering faculty have received Fulbright Awards for the 2022-23 academic year, according to the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program. Another was named a Fulbright Specialist.

Engineering professor publishes two articles in international magazine

5/26/2022

Frank Koe, teaching professor of engineering entrepreneurship in the Penn State School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs, published two articles in Entrepreneurship magazine, an international publication with more than 2.5 million readers.

College of Engineering awards six Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grants

5/25/2022

The College of Engineering recently awarded six Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grants to faculty members, including one in partnership with the College of Health and Human Development and another with the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.

Engineering Learning Factory announces spring showcase winners

5/18/2022

The Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory has announced the winners from their spring showcase.

Communities, researchers join forces to design framework for sustainable housing

5/11/2022

With a two-year, $400,000 National Science Foundation Boosting Research Ideas for Transformative and Equitable Advances in Engineering (BRITE) Synergy award, Obonyo is bringing the community voice to the forefront of design criteria by leading the project, “Developing and Validating a Framework for Measuring Resilience in Low-Income Housing in the Post-Pandemic World.”

Institute awards seed grants for computational, data science projects

5/10/2022

Penn State’s Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS) has awarded eight new seed grants to bolster computational and data science research projects throughout the University. The support will benefit researchers from five Penn State campuses studying topics ranging from weather prediction, to forecasting mortgage loan closures, to exploring engineering approaches for battery materials.

Institute awards seed grants for computational, data science projects

5/10/2022

Penn State’s Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS) has awarded eight new seed grants to bolster computational and data science research projects throughout the University. The support will benefit researchers from five Penn State campuses studying topics ranging from weather prediction, to forecasting mortgage loan closures, to exploring engineering approaches for battery materials.

International engineering collaboration makes the world their classroom

4/8/2022

Penn State students from the Center for Global Engineering Engagement and an Engineering Leadership Development course hosted a delegation of 25 students and faculty from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland’s (SUPSI) Medrisio and Lugano campuses for a week of events and workshops to kick off semester-long collaborative projects with Penn State students.

Applications open for high-performance building summer camp for college students

4/5/2022

Applications are open for the inaugural High-Performance Building Summer Camp, an intensive three-week program that introduces participants to the design and construction principles of more sustainable, more efficient and healthier buildings. The day camp will take place from May 31 through June 17 in Pittsburgh, a city classified as a United Nations International Center of Excellence on High-Performance Building.

From the ground up: Taking 3D printing technology to the next level

3/30/2022

Researchers at Penn State are at the leading edge of the field now known as additive manufacturing, working to advance the capabilities of 3D printing with a goal of addressing pressing problems in human health, housing and transportation, among other areas.

Penn State engineering alumnus named head of SEDTAPP

3/30/2022

David Mazyck, a three-time alumnus of the Penn State College of Engineering, has been named the next head of the college’s School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs. Mazyck will also serve as a professor of engineering design, with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He will start on May 16.

Engineering Learning Factory to host spring showcase in person and virtually

3/28/2022

The Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory will host its end-of-semester showcase for senior engineering students to present their capstone design projects with both in-person and virtual formats.

Understanding the early pandemic’s effect on engineering students’ learning

3/15/2022

In March 2020, first-year students in the hands-on, teamwork-based Engineering Design course found themselves learning online due to the pandemic. A research team led by Penn State investigated the effect of this shift on their ability to thrive in the virtual classroom.

Penn State and UNECE renew Global Building Network

3/3/2022

With the goal of creating an international framework to make buildings more sustainable, more efficient and healthier, Penn State and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe renewed the Global Building Network, coordinated through the College of Engineering, for another three years.

2021 NSF CAREER Award: Nicholas Meisel

2/28/2022

Nicholas Meisel, assistant professor of engineering design at Penn State, earned a five-year, $556,586 NSF CAREER Award for a project titled “Consideration of manufacturability in early state design for additive manufacturing.”

Nine engineers recognized with $5.5 million in NSF early career awards

2/28/2022

Nine faculty members in Penn State’s College of Engineering earned National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards. Each project funded ranges in duration from three and a half to five years, with grants from roughly $500,000 to more than $800,000.

Penn State engineering professor to give keynote at NASA's imaginAviation event

2/25/2022

Kathryn Jablokow, professor of engineering design and mechanical engineering, will present one of three keynote talks at NASA’s upcoming imaginAviation virtual event, set for March 1-3.

Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory capstone project winners announced

2/22/2022

The College of Engineering Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory showcases for the fall 2021 semester took place virtually from Dec. 10 – 17 and in-person on Dec. 7. Students in the senior capstone design courses presented the culmination of their semester-long projects at the events.

Penn State center gets 5G boost for digital connectivity research

2/17/2022

Verizon enabled 5G ultra-wideband capabilities at Penn State Innovation Park.

Engineering students get creative with cardboard at entrepreneurship event

2/14/2022

In November 2021, the Penn State School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Engineering Entrepreneurship (E-SHIP) program hosted the first annual Cardboard Challenge. The event challenged teams of students to build a vending machine prototype out of cardboard boxes.

Engineers assess structural damage and resilience after Kentucky tornado

2/7/2022

Sometimes research means combing through data on a computer or studying a sample in a quiet lab. Other times, it means taking an unplanned, 12-hour road trip to don a hardhat and collect the data yourself. Faculty members and graduate students from the Penn State College of Engineering did the latter, traveling to Mayfield, Kentucky, to capture data on tornado destruction in the wake of the December 2021 Midwest Tornado series.

Faculty member appointed to AAAS Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility

1/27/2022

Jennifer Wagner, Penn State assistant professor of law, policy and engineering in the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs, was appointed to serve on the American Association for the Advancement of Science Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility.

National society recognizes College of Engineering as 'academic ally'

1/24/2022

On behalf of the Penn State College of Engineering, Justin Schwartz, the Harold and Inge Marcus Dean in the College of Engineering, and Esther Adhiambo Obonyo, associate professor of engineering design and architectural engineering and director of the Global Building Network, received the Academic Ally award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) on Dec. 2, 2021.

Center for Research in Design and Innovation announces new director

1/17/2022

Scarlett Miller, director of the Engineering Design program and associate professor of engineering design and industrial engineering, has been named director of the Penn State Center for Research in Design and Innovation (CRDI).

$500,000 gift supports creation of engineering entrepreneurship hub

12/9/2021

Peter and Angela Dal Pezzo believe engineers make great entrepreneurs. This personal principle motivated the couple to contribute to the College of Engineering West Campus expansion.

Penn State faculty awarded funding to advance public good

12/2/2021

As public interest technology advances, more researchers across disciplines are working to apply technology to serve the public good, such as advancing equity and social justice through technology and fostering the integration of scientific insight into policymaking.

Research finds US adults have context-specific views on biometric technology use

11/22/2021

As the application of facial recognition and DNA technologies increases across industries and domains, questions arise concerning the public's comfort with biometric modalities, the acceptability of using biometrics in various societal contexts, and the public’s trust in public and private entities using biometric technologies.

Virtual Iron Lion Design Challenge opens a new world of design possibilities

11/22/2021

Run for years as an in-person event for Penn State graduate and undergraduate students to dust off their design skills during the summer, the Iron Lion Design Challenge is a multidisciplinary design competition sponsored by the Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory.

Engineering dean keynotes UN Committee on Sustainable Energy session

10/22/2021

Justin Schwartz, Harold and Inge Marcus Dean in the Penn State College of Engineering, addressed the United Nations Committee on Sustainable Energy during its hybrid 30th session on Sept. 22 in Geneva, Switzerland.

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.

Building expert joins national STEM diversity and inclusion program

9/10/2021

Esther Obonyo, director of the Penn State Global Building Network and associate professor of engineering design and architectural engineering, was recently named a fellow in the third cohort of the IAspire Leadership Academy.

New engineering leadership project offers real-world experience

9/9/2021

Engineering Leadership Development (ELD) students embark on a leadership journey in the program’s ENGR 408: Leadership Principles course, learning about the importance self-awareness, team dynamics and project management on design solutions -- all to become technical leaders ready to impact innovation and creativity in a global workforce.

School launches graduate degree at the intersection of engineering, law, policy

9/7/2021

A new professional master of engineering degree in engineering, law and policy (MELP), housed in the Penn State School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP), has launched.

Call for researchers to participate in health, built environment workshop series

9/3/2021

The Institutes of Energy and the Environment, through its Health and the Environment thematic area, is inviting members of the Penn State research community to participate in a series of four workshops on topics related to health and the built environment.

Assistant professor named DESIGN associate director for graduate programs

8/16/2021

Nicholas Meisel, assistant professor of engineering design, was recently named the engineering design (DESIGN) program's associate director for graduate programs in support of DESIGN'S growing graduate initiatives.

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