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Oct
18

Bio-inspired materials with self-adaptable mechanical properties and architected materials with extreme energy absorption & deep subwavelength sound absorption

Speaker: Sung Hoon Kang
Johns Hopkins University

135 Reber Building
3:35 p.m. - 4:35 p.m.

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Oct
18

CareerPREP: Tips for Successful Job Search Communication

220 Hammond Building
6:30–7:30 p.m.

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Oct
20

Microcredential Workshop: Career Management for Engineers

Speaker: Rachel Heidenreich; Ron Fedin
Engineering Services & Quality; Rolls-Royce

E-Knowledge Commons, Reber Building
4:30 - 8:30 p.m

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Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State. With more than 60 faculty members, 290 graduate students and 650 undergraduate students, our department embraces a culture that welcomes individuals with a diversity of backgrounds and expertise. Our faculty and students are innovating today what will impact tomorrow’s solutions to meeting our energy needs, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems. We offer a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in mechanical engineering.

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Undergraduate Majors

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Dual Mechanical/Biomedical Engineering

Resident Graduate Degrees

  • M.S. in Additive Manufacturing and Design
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering

Online Graduate Degrees

  • M. Eng. in Additive Manufacturing and Design
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

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Student Organizations

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • PSU Robotics Club
  • Penn State Formula SAE
  • EcoCar Team
  • 3-D Printing Club
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems Club
  • Lunar Lion

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With more than 60 faculty members, 330 graduate students, and 800 undergraduate students, the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering embraces a culture that welcomes individuals with a diversity of backgrounds and expertise. Our faculty and students are innovating today what will impact tomorrow’s solutions to meeting our energy needs, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems. We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S.) graduate degrees in mechanical engineering. See how we’re inspiring change and impacting tomorrow at me.psu.edu.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519