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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

  • January 2007 - April 2012, "Support for Sustainable Manufacturing in Kenya: An Agricultural Utility System," (Sponsor: National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance).
  • August 2009 - August 2011, "Design of an Engine-Generator for the Rural Poor: A Sustainable Systems Approach," (Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency).
  • January 2009 - August 2011, "International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering 2009-2010," (Sponsor: National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance).
  • April 2010 - August 2011, "Social Entrepreneurship Course Development Planning Grant," (Sponsor: National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance).
  • May 2005 - December 2010, "Service Through Design and Entrepreneurship Certificate Program," (Sponsor: Lemelson Foundation).
  • August 2004 - July 2009, "Energy Production and Pollutant Mitigation from Broiler Houses on Poultry Farms in Pennsylvania and Jamaica," (Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture).
  • August 2004 - July 2009, "Energy Production and Pollutant Mitigation from Broiler Houses on Poultry Farms in Pennsylvania and Jamaica," (Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture).
  • August 2004 - July 2009, "Energy Production and Pollutant Mitigation from Broiler Houses on Poultry Farms in Pennsylvania and Jamaica," (Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture).
  • August 2004 - July 2009, "Energy Production and Pollutant Mitigation from Broiler Houses on Poultry Farms in Pennsylvania and Jamaica," (Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture).
  • November 2006 - December 2008, "International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering," (Sponsor: National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance).
  • January 2006 - September 2007, "Design and Construction of a Hybrid Energy System in Kenya: The Precursor to a Manufacturing Capability," (Sponsor: National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance).

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:

  • Administrative Support Work, Coordinator, Student Services Coordinator, January 2017 - December 2017
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Advisor, Conversations for the Common Good, January 2017 - December 2017

Service to External Organizations:

  • Voluntary Consultation and/or Advising, Advisor, Middle School STEM Advisor, Holy Trinity Middle School, April 2017 - December 2017
  • Voluntary Consultation and/or Advising, Advisor, Educational Program Advisor, Amen Shea Independent School, April 2017 - December 2017
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Chairperson, ASEE Community Engagement Division, CED Film Festival, January 2016 - December 2016
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Other, Website Developer and Adminstrator, ASEE Community Engagement Division, January 2016 - December 2016
  • Participation in Community Affairs, Other, Collaborator, Entrepreneurial Alchemy, January 2016 - December 2016
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Secretary, ASEE Community Engagement Division, 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