Being a Penn State Engineering student opens you up to a world of opportunity.
You know that Penn State gives you lots of options for engineering majors, has tons of student organizations, and offers so many types of support. But did you know that you have access to cutting-edge labs, facilities, and equipment as an undergrad? For example, the Learning Factory, a hands-on facility open to all engineering students, is packed with machining equipment and 3D printing technology to help you complete class projects. That’s just one of the many state-of-the-art facilities on campus available to you.
At Penn State, research isn’t just for graduate students and professors. Many research opportunities exist for undergraduate students—just find a subject that interests you and work with a faculty member to find the best way to contribute to research at Penn State.
If your long term goals include a graduate degree in engineering, the Millennium Scholars program may be for you. Millennium Scholars are high-achieving students aiming to be leaders in their field with a commitment to increasing diversity in science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines. Millennium Scholars receive scholarship, academic, and advising support and are expected to work hard and study in a collaborative environment, conduct research with a faculty mentor, and maintain an excellent academic record.
But opportunity doesn’t exist just on campus. Penn State offers a number of global programs: full-semester study abroad, summer and short-term programs abroad, courses with embedded international travel, and service learning opportunities. Engineering students have gone to China and Rome for intense 7-week academic programs, traveled to Senegal to build well pumps to improve access to clean water, and built pedestrian bridges in Panama over Spring Break.