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Matthew Parkinson

Professor and Director of The Learning Factory

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Engineering Design

The Learning Factory

Office: 213K Hammond Building


Phone: 814-863-9079

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Rigorous methods for the design of artifacts for use by people. This includes areas such as: design for human variability, global product development, anthropometry, biomechanics, biomedical design, ergonomics, rehabilitation engineering, motion modeling and prediction, optimization, product platforms, and mechanical design.



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