Future of 3D printing looks bright at Fayette campus

Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus has been working to expand educational opportunities for 3D printing at his campus, through both his classes and his push for a dedicated 3D printing center.

Study shows recruiters seek engineering students with leadership experience

Penn State's Engineering Leadership Development (ELD) program decided to explore exactly what recruiters are looking for during career fairs regarding engineering leadership characteristics.

Lion LaunchPad to offer student entrepreneurs Special Living Option in fall 2017

In the fall of 2017, Penn State will launch a new Special Living Option (SLO) at University Park for students interested in innovation and entrepreneurship. Called Lion LaunchPad Special Living Option, the program will offer a unique living experience for up to 20 incoming freshmen in its inaugural year.

Simpson named College of Engineering's Morrow Professor

Timothy W. Simpson, one of the leading experts in additive manufacturing technology and the design of 3D-printed metal parts in the country, has been appointed the Paul Morrow Professor in Engineering Design and Manufacturing in Penn State's College of Engineering.

Abandoning creativity

Industrial design students who come up with highly creative ideas for new products usually favor more conservative designs when it comes time to make a prototype. Researcher Scarlett Miller is trying to find out why and devising educational strategies to encourage students to choose more innovative options.

Flipping engineering educational standards

The Engineering Leadership Development (ELD) program has flipped its ENGR 408 Leadership Principles course to better educate its students through interactive and explanatory experiences

Esther Obonyo appointed interim director of HESE

Esther Obonyo, associate professor of engineering design and architectural engineering, will serve as the interim director of the Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) program, effective January 1, 2017.

Penn State signs new Master Research contract with Lockheed Martin

Penn State and Lockheed Martin have signed a Master Research contract, establishing an agreement that includes research collaboration, an enhanced recruiting relationship and increased engagement in Penn State programs.

Koe uses entrepreneurial spirit as SHC Distinguished Honors Faculty

Frank Koe, associate professor of engineering entrepreneurship, was named a member of the Schreyer Honors College Distinguished Honors Faculty Program for 2016-17.

Tucker receives 2016 IBM Faculty Award

Conrad Tucker, whose work with virtual and augmented realities has been gaining national publicity, was recently named a recipient of the 2016 IBM Faculty Award.

Interdisciplinary arts and engineering team wins NSF grant to tour 'makerspace'

An interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers, led by primary investigator Aaron Knochel, assistant professor of art education, has received a two-year, $299,780 National Science Foundation grant to design and build a mobile makerspace to explore informal learning in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) subjects.

Engineering Leadership Development helping to expand horizons and break barriers

To encourage emerging Penn State engineers to better understand the importance of cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment, the Engineering Leadership Development (ELD) program requires students in its ENGR 408 Leadership Principals course to personally visit and experience an alien culture. This may be a place, event or discussion that is alien to the students, forcing them to step outside of what is familiar and comfortable.

Penn State to host inaugural Immersive Reality Symposium

Penn State is hosting its first ever Immersive Reality Symposium on Oct. 31 to showcase the broad spectrum of virtual, augmented and mixed reality research that is underway throughout the University.

Engineering's Tucker welcomes fellow Gates Millennium Scholar

Conrad Tucker, assistant professor of engineering design and industrial engineering, welcomed Teniola Idowu, a fellow Gates Millennium Scholar, to Penn State.

Fehl works to give 'Crooked House' a home

Benjamin Fehl is striving to give public art a home in the tiny town of Milesburg, Pennsylvania, just outside State College. Fehl settled in Milesburg 12 years ago, while attending Penn State, and is now working to make a community sculpture out of what has been dubbed “The Crooked House,” a piece of local history that, despite its structural deterioration, provides insight into the lives of those who inhabited the house starting in 1857.

Tucker named director of Penn State CHOT site

Conrad Tucker, assistant professor of engineering design and industrial engineering, has been named the director of the Penn State site of the Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT).

High school students enrich summer with program at Penn State

High school students searching for a unique summer opportunity can take advantage of all Penn State has to offer by taking part in the Summer Study program of Melville, New York.

Top design engineering award presented to Penn State Great Valley professor

Kathryn Jablokow, associate professor of engineering design and mechanical engineering at Penn State Great Valley, is the recipient of the 2016 Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Design Educator Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Mehta named Lehigh University's Vice Provost for Creative Inquiry and Director for the Mountaintop Initiative

Khanjan Mehta, director of Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) and assistant professor of engineering design, has been named as Lehigh University's Vice Provost for Creative Inquiry and Director for the Mountaintop Initiative.

Parkinson named interim director of learning factory

Matthew Parkinson, associate professor of engineering design at Penn State, has been appointed interim director of the Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory.

Engineering student, faculty receive ASME best paper award

"Networked, Real Time Translation of 3D Mesh Data to Immersive Virtual Reality Environments," a paper authored by five Penn State engineers, will receive a best paper award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' (ASME) 36th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference - Virtual Environments and Systems.

Professor honored with prestigious engineering design award

Professor Gul E. Kremer has been named the recipient of the 2016 Kos Ishii-Toshiba Award for her outstanding contributions to engineering design.

Student drums up new business venture

Mechanical engineering technology is Allan Fausnaught's major. But music is his passion, and it has driven him to combine his affinity for working with his hands and his entrepreneurial spirit into a business - Woodland Percussions - creating handcrafted drums.

Designing for Disaster Relief

To expose future engineers to this global challenge, student teams in seven sections of EDSGN 100 – Introduction to Engineering Design were tasked with investigating locations at risk for natural disasters and conflicts and designing a shelter for a location.

Remote robot connects engineering students, UMaine cohorts

Penn State Abington and Brandywine general engineering students used a mobile telepresence robot - an iPad attached to a self-balancing vehicle - to collaborate with students 500 miles away at the University of Maine.

Industrial engineers receive funding to enhance engineering education

A team of nine industrial engineers is working to identify a set of products that bundle goods and services, and develop rich cases studies, that will facilitate an integrated product-based approach to learning.

Student-built robo-inspector fends off flooding, erosion

General engineering majors from Penn State Abington and Brandywine developed a mobile robot to inspect storm water pipes in nearby Horsham Township.

Graduate students learn real-world problem-solving through interaction design

The College of Engineering's course EDSGN 548/IE 548 Interaction Design provides graduate students with an integrative perspective on the types of human-centered design techniques that can be used to analyze existing consumer products and develop innovative solutions.

Inaugural cohort of Penn State Grand Challenge Scholars recognized

The College of Engineering honored its first cohort of Penn State Grand Challenge Scholars, comprised of 24 students, in a ceremony on Friday, April 22. Anthony Atchley, senior associate dean in the College of Engineering, presented a certificate of achievement to each student in attendance.

Students and faculty learn valuable lessons from research trip to Rwanda

Penn State engineering students and faculty recently traveled to Rwanda to explore whether or not a readily available plant seed could be used as a viable alternative to clean wastewater.

Students present weather-related monument designs to AccuWeather founder

Through the Center for Research in Design and Innovation, first-year engineering students in EDSGN 100 and 100H, along with students from architecture, investigated and designed what a weather-related monument displayed on campus might look like.

Beaury honored with George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching

Robert Beaury, interim director of the engineering entrepreneurship minor in the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP), is one of six recipients of the George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Students help communities in Africa, learn leadership skills

For the last five years, Penn State students in the Engineering Leadership Development (ELD) minor have worked to designing and building a better baobab-processing machine as their minor capstone project.

Lockheed Martin challenges engineering design students to drive innovation

Lockheed Martin has tasked current students in EDSGN 100: Introduction to Engineering Design with leveraging additive manufacturing to solve new problems or redesign existing solutions for its unique areas of expertise — industries that encompass air, land, sea and space.



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