The architectural engineering department's Practitioner Instructor (PI) Program seeks to enhance students' educational experience by inviting professionals from the field to teach and mentor the next generation of architectural engineers.
Inspired by the numerical value of PI, the AE department is looking to raise $3.14 million to establish the Practitioner Instructor Program Endowment
- See current donors
- A portion of the annual interest from the endowment will bring professionals to campus to teach selected courses.
The remainder of the interest will provide support for other aspects of the PI Program, including field trips, guest lecturers, instructor travel expenses, state-of-the-art instructional equipment, course materials, and other course-related enhancements.
For the students
PI Program faculty will bring to campus the newest methods and techniques used in the field. They will bring to the classroom real-world examples of some of the most challenging problems architectural engineers have faced and are facing.
Penn State architectural engineers will become an even more valuable commodity when they graduate and seek employment. These students will not only have the strong core knowledge and skills given to them from the current Penn State architectural engineering curriculum, but they will also be equipped with the wisdom and experience of top-caliber PI Program instructors.
Making PI a reality
Individuals and/or companies may wish to consider the following levels of investment.
- $15,000 - PI Associate of Architectural Engineering
- $30,000 - PI Partner of Architectural Engineering
- $60,000 - PI Principal of Architectural Engineering
- $300,000 - Named PI Program Instructor
Any investment, large or small, is greatly appreciated.
For more information and to receive a detailed brochure
Department of Architectural Engineering
Attn: PI Program
The Pennsylvania State University
104 Engineering Unit A
University Park, PA 16802-1416