Computer Scientist's 'Musical Minds' earns him fellowship

Alex Patin, a rising junior studying computer science and engineering, was recently selected for the Slavin Fellowship.

Akhlesh Lakhtakia elected Royal Society of Chemistry Fellow

Lakhtakia was cited for his contributions to the optical response characteristics of isotropic chiral materials and to homogenization formalisms for composite materials and metamaterials.

Designing for disaster relief

Students in first-year engineering course design shelters for displaced people in developing countries.


Aug 13

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Bryce Jordan Center

10:30 a.m.

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Aug 13

Graduate School Commencement Ceremony

Bryce Jordan Center

2:30 p.m.

Details at

Sep 16

Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Board Meeting

202 Hammond Building (Stavely Conference Room)

9 a.m.

Contact: Emily Gallagher,


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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