Esther Obonyo appointed interim director of HESE

The associate professor of engineering design and architectural engineering will assume her new role on Jan. 1.

Joan Redwing named American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow

Redwing was honored for key contributions to the understanding of materials synthesis of nanostructured materials.

College of Engineering welcomes REU coordinator Cindy Reed

The Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion is pleased to welcome Cindy Reed as the new program coordinator for undergraduate student research and engagement.



Engineering Design Showcase

1:00-3:30 p.m.

Bryce Jordan Center


Fall Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

9:00 a.m.

Bryce Jordan Center


Fall Graduate School Commencement Ceremony

4:30 p.m.

Bryce Jordan Center

Dec 23-
Jan 2

Holiday Break

Campus closed


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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