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Thomas Colledge

Assistant Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs
  • Engineering Design

213 Hammond Building

thc100@psu.edu

814-863-1527

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Engineering Design

Interest Areas:

Cognitive skills related to engineering design including: problem solving, critical thinking, metacognition and ethical problem solving and their application in real-world, community-based environments. Development of collaborative design and research teams, service learning teams focusing on appropriate technology implementation and entrepreneurship in marginalized communities.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Science (Biology) and Education (Mathematics), Penn State University, 1979
  • BS, Civil Engineering, Penn State University, 1986
  • MEngr, Civil Engineering, Penn State University, 1992
  • Ph D, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Penn State University, 1998

Publications

Books

  • Thomas H Colledge, 2012, Convergence: Philosophies and Pedagogies for Developing the Next Generation of Humanitarian Engineers and Social Entrepreneurs

Journal Articles

  • Thomas H Colledge, 2014, "Engineering and Engaged Scholarship at Penn State: Part II: The Existing Ecosystem", International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Thomas H Colledge, 2014, "Engineering and Engaged Scholarship at Penn State Part I: The Rationale", International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Thomas H Colledge, 2014, "Instructional Strategies to Promote Student Strategic Thinking When Using SolidWorks", Advances in Engineering Education
  • Thomas H Colledge, 2007, "Development of a Certificate Program in Engineering Service Learning and Entrepreneurship"
  • Thomas H Colledge, 2006, "A Portable Sisal Decorticator for Kenyan Farmers", International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship

Conference Proceedings

  • Thomas H Colledge, 2005, "Cognitive Foundations of Engineering Design/Build Service Learning Projects"

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • W. LaMar Kopp International Achievement Faculty Award, Global Penn State, April 2011
  • Engineers for a Sustainable World Best Faculty Mentor Award, Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW), April 2006
  • Lawrence J. Perez Student Advocate Award, College of Engineering, April 2004
  • College of Education Leadership and Service Award, College of Education, April 2004

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Coordinator, Student Services Coordinator, January 2016 - December 2016
  • Advisor, Conversations for the Common Good, January 2016 - December 2016

Service to External Organizations:

  • Chairperson, ASEE Community Engagement Division, CED Film Festival, January 2016 - December 2016
  • Secretary, ASEE Community Engagement Division, January 2016
  • Website Developer and AdminstratorASEE Community Engagement Division, January 2016
  • CollaboratorEntrepreneurial Alchemy, January 2016
 


 

About

The School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) delivers effective engineering education through active, collaborative, project-based, and professionally oriented classroom experiences. SEDTAPP offers a variety of programs that partner faculty, students, and industry in the study of real-life engineering problems. Our programs teach students to solve real-life problems with innovative solutions. 

School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs

213 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2952