Trio of female professors to lead new research centers

Jacqueline O’Connor, Mary Frecker and Zoubeida Ounaies have all been tapped to lead multidisciplinary units

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Events

Feb
26

Micro-credentialing Workshop: Value Engineering

Speaker: Eric Branyan
Lockheed Martin

125 Reber Building
4:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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Feb
27

Modeling and Control of Laser Metal Deposition Processes

Speaker: Robert G. Landers
Missouri University of Science & Technology

135 Reber Building
3:35 p.m.

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Feb
27

Scalable, Efficient, and Reliable Design and Decision-Making: A Bayesian Perspective

Speaker: Seyede Fatemeh Ghoreishi
University of Maryland

125 Reber Building
10:30 a.m.

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Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State. With more than 50 faculty members, 330 graduate students and 750 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.

I invite you to explore our departmentacademics, and research.

Karen Thole
Distinguished Professor and Department Head

 
 

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