Jennifer Wu joins the college as director of data analysis and assessment

New position will play an influential role in the college's strategic planning, rankings, and accreditation processes.

Alex Rattner named 2016 Howes Scholar

Alex Rattner, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been named a 2016 Frederick A. Howes Scholar in Computational Science.

American Nuclear Society honors Michael Tonks for nuclear fuel performance codes

Michael Tonks, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, is one of two recipients of the 2015 American Nuclear Society Materials Science & Technology Division's Special Achievement Award.


Jul 13-17

Arts Festival Alumni Weekend

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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.

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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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