participants at a leonhard center workshop

The Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education

The Leonhard Center for Enhancement of Engineering Education was established in 1990 by an endowment from William and Wyllis Leonhard. Its mission is to catalyze the changes that are crucial to maintaining world-class engineering education at Penn State.

In 2006 the Leonhard Center became the home for two other major programs that support teaching and learning in the College — the Office of Assessment and Instructional Support and Programs for Engineering Writing and Speaking.

Leonhard Center initiatives focus on the enhancement of courses and curricula as well as assessment of the effectiveness of innovations. The center has supported projects in all departments within the College, including the Science, Technology and Society Program. Its partnerships extend to the College of the Liberal Arts through the Rock Ethics Institute, the Smeal College of Business Administration, and the College of Education.