Penn State hosts largest Engineering Ambassadors Network conference

Last weekend, more than 210 participants attended the Engineering Ambassadors Network Conference, held at University Park.

Record number of first-year women students enroll in the College of Engineering

For the first time in the college's history, women account for almost a quarter of first-year student enrollment in engineering at University Park.

Students present engineering solutions to societal problems at speaking contest

Eight engineering student finalists showcased their presentation and communication skills during the fall 2016 Leonhard Center Speaking Contest.


Oct 7-8

Penn State Homecoming Weekend

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Oct 11

College of Engineering Graduate Program Open House

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Kunkle Lounge

Oct 14

Parents and Families Weekend

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Message from the Dean

What are the indispensable features of a world-class college of engineering?

Vibrant educational programs that exhibit breadth, depth, technical diversity, innovative research, and products that directly impact the quality of life of global citizens, and a responsive community of intellectuals that is focused on serving the technical profession and society.

Penn State Engineering exhibits all of the above.

Our faculty and staff are amongst the best in the nation, and the world. Their deep commitment to educating the world-class engineer is unwavering, and their contributions to addressing today's grand challenges are acclaimed.

With a firm grounding in fundamentals, Penn State Engineering embraces multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary education and research, and integrates component solutions into a systems perspective. With 12 departments and schools offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in a broad spectrum of engineering disciplines and computer science, and with over 30 research centers and laboratories, we are one of the nation's leading academies of learning, discovery, and application. Our work is intertwined with industry, both at our doorstep in Pennsylvania and further afield, thus affording our students unparalleled training and employment opportunities.

On behalf of the Penn State Engineering family, it is my immense honor and pleasure to welcome you to our website, and I hope to welcome you to our College in the near future.

Amr S. Elnashai, FREng
The Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering

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