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Penn State again the most recognized in U.S. News' Best Online Programs rankings


For the third straight year, Penn State is the most recognized among hundreds of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of the country’s top online degree programs.

Advancing equity in Penn State College of Engineering


Tomer Eldor was exposed to the subjects of chemistry, physics and calculus when she moved to the United States from Israel four years ago. At that very moment, she knew she had found her passion, and wanted to attend a university to study either chemical or biomedical engineering.

A new twist on an old antenna


Groundbreaking innovations on antenna technology, based on a collaboration between Lockheed Martin Space and Penn State, are now under consideration for use in the next generation of GPS satellite payloads.

NSF CAREER Award to shed light on graduate student experiences


Emboldened by a new National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, Catherine Berdanier, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, said she seeks to understand the unique experiences and obstacles that engineering doctoral students face.

Better security achieved with randomly generating biological encryption keys


Data breaches, hacked systems and hostage malware are frequently topics of evening news casts — including stories of department store, hospital, government and bank data leaking into unsavory hands — but now a team of engineers has an encryption key approach that is unclonable and not reverse-engineerable, protecting information even as computers become faster and nimbler.

Micropores let oxygen and nutrients inside biofabricated tissues


Micropores in fabricated tissues such as bone and cartilage allow nutrient and oxygen diffusion into the core, and this novel approach may eventually allow lab-grown tissue to contain blood vessels, according to a team of Penn State researchers.

First World Campus degree in additive manufacturing and design awarded


Joseph Sinclair always knew he wanted to set the trends, not follow them. As the first graduate of the master of engineering in additive manufacturing and design master’s (AMD) program through Penn State World Campus, he’s staying true to that mission.

Adding layers to Penn State's Nittany Lion pride


In 1942, Heinz Warneke sculpted the famous Nittany Lion Shrine from a 13-ton block of Indiana limestone. Seventy-six years later, the Penn State 3D Printing Club printed a multi-colored head of the Nittany Lion using 20 different filament materials.

Learning together


In ME 340, an engineering design class, Penn State mechanical engineering students were tasked with creating a STEM-related puzzle box for kids that was engaging, challenging and fun.

Nanotechnology center to help broaden participation of minorities in STEM fields


Traditionally, minority students have been underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs — and in the STEM marketplace.

College of Engineering students show off their projects at Fall 2018 Capstone Design Project Showcase


After fifteen weeks of hard work, Penn State College of Engineering students displayed their capstone design projects at the Fall 2018 Capstone Design Project Showcase held on December 6 at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Visualizing vitals through video


Researchers receive funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to capture vital signs via video.

Andrew Zydney to receive Alan S. Michaels Award


Andrew Zydney, Bayard D. Kunkle Chair and professor of chemical engineering, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Alan S. Michaels Award in the Recovery of Biological Products. The award, bestowed by the Division of Biochemical Technology of the American Chemical Society (ACS), recognizes outstanding research and practice contributions in the field of the recovery of biological products.

Citrate-based biomaterial fuels bone healing with less rejection


A material based on a natural product of bones and citrus fruit, called citrate, provides the extra energy that stem cells need to form new bone tissue, according to a team of Penn State bioengineers.

Next gen batteries possible with engineering breakthrough


Dramatically longer lasting, faster charging, and safer lithium metal batteries may be possible from Penn State research published Nov. 12 in Nature Energy.

Penn State researchers develop new technology to advance ultrasound neuromodulation


When it comes to recording and modulating neurons in the brain, neuroscientists face two options: noninvasive tools with low spatiotemporal resolution, or implantable tools that are highly invasive and can only record or impact a small percentage of the brain's neurons.

Major gift to transform nuclear engineering, support areas across University


Nuclear engineering alumnus Kenneth Lindquist and his wife and fellow Penn State graduate, Mary Alice Lindquist, have made a transformative estate commitment to support Penn State’s nuclear engineering program. The far-reaching commitment will also support scholarships for student-athletes and programming related to alcohol prevention and awareness.

Mechanical, nuclear engineering programs to become independent departments


On the advisement of the Faculty Senate Council, Penn State Executive Vice President and Provost Nicolas P. Jones today (Nov. 13) approved the separation of the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering into two independent departments, effective July 1, 2019.

Pioneering cancer/cryo-electron microscopy researcher to join College of Engineering faculty


Professor Deborah Kelly, a ground-breaking researcher who developed the new field of structural oncology, will join the Department of Biomedical Engineering as full professor and Lloyd and Dottie Foehr Huck Chair in Molecular Biophysics in January 2019.

New graduate certificate in additive manufacturing offered at Penn State


Prompted by the incredible industry demand for trained experts in additive manufacturing and design for additive manufacturing, Penn State is offering a new graduate certificate in Additive Manufacturing and Design (AMD) through Penn State World Campus.

Penn State SWE wins highest collegiate recognition five years in a row at WE18


For the fifth consecutive year, Penn State Society of Women Engineers (SWE) received the highest possible collegiate recognition within the Society of Women Engineers — the Outstanding Collegiate Section Gold Mission Award — at the WE18 National Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, held October 18-20.

Interdisciplinary Penn State team places second in ELECTRI International Green Energy Challenge


An interdisciplinary team of six Penn State engineering students recently received second place in the annual ELECTRI International Green Energy Challenge competition.

Voith president and CEO, aerospace alumnus inspires engineering students


Stanley Kocon, president and CEO of Voith Hydro Inc., North America, visited Penn State University Park on October 23 to spend a day with engineering faculty and students as part of the College of Engineering’s ExecutiveXcellence Speaker Series.

IBM joins Engineering/EECS Affiliates Program


This fall, IBM became the newest participant in Penn State’s Engineering/EECS Affiliates Program, a collaborative effort between the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and the College of Engineering’s Career Resources and Employer Relations.



The appetite for faster, smaller, and more powerful technology has spurred incredible innovations — but it also created an overwhelming demand on the way electronic devices handle the heat they generate.

Design Olympics competition encourages creativity


Shaving cream-covered plates lie on high-top tables located in the design den, the engineering design graduate student studio. Broken balloon pieces are scattered around the room. Students clad in Britelab and Leadership & Innovation Lab attire maneuver through an obstacle course comprised of water bottles, garbage cans, chairs and backpacks while trying to balance a coin on their noses. Welcome to the Design Olympics, a design-thinking competition between engineering and psychology students celebrating the interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of the study of creativity.

First ever all-female leadership team hopes to inspire future civil engineers


Penn State’s student chapter of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) has not only been restarted following several semesters of hiatus, but it is also being spearheaded by its first ever all-female leadership team.

ExecutiveXcellence Speaker Series features alumnus Dan Heller


On September 25, students and faculty filled the Gursahaney Family E-Knowledge Commons in the Reber Building on the University Park campus to gain valuable insight on how to have a successful career in engineering from Dan Heller, vice president of Engineering & Technology, Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS).

New study abroad opportunity for engineering students in Italy and Switzerland


The Office of Global Engineering Engagement is offering a new study abroad program open to all engineering students in Italy and Switzerland beginning in summer 2019.

Faculty, staff, alumni to be honored for exceptional contributions


Penn State College of Engineering will recognize faculty, staff and alumni for their outstanding teaching, research, advising and service at a ceremony on October 1 at 3 p.m. in the Hintz Family Alumni Center.

Opening doors for College of Engineering undergraduate students


Penn State College of Engineering's Tom Litzinger and his wife, Mary Ellen, have contributed $30,000 to fund and endow the Thomas A. and Mary Ellen Litzinger Open Doors Scholarship in the College of Engineering.

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