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Costanzo and Huang named American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellows

Francesco Costanzo and Tony Huang, professors of engineering science and mechanics, have been named fellows of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

McWhirters' $10M gift to expand chemical engineering graduate program

Chemical engineering alumnus John "Jack" McWhirter and his wife, Jeanette Dachille McWhirter, recently gave Penn State $10 million to support the graduate program in the Department of Chemical Engineering.

On-Chip Processor: First Step in Point-of-Care Asthma & Tuberculosis Diagnostics

Penn State engineers are working with researchers from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the Washington University School of Medicine on a device that provides low-cost analysis of sputum from patients with pulmonary diseases.


Aug 15

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Bryce Jordan Center

10:30 a.m.

Aug 15

Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Bryce Jordan Center

2:30 p.m.

Aug 18

Breazeale Nuclear Reactor 60th Anniversary Open House and Tours

Breazeale Nuclear Reactor

9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Aug 18

Breazeale Nuclear Reactor 60th Anniversary Program

100 Thomas Building

3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.



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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