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Support our Mission

Our students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering are World-Class Engineers in the making--but it takes a lot of hard work, to get them there. The Department makes it its mission to provide students with extraordinary opportunities, such as study abroad and other global experiences, research opportunities, and student societies.

It is a testament to Penn State's excellence that students gain such rich experiences here, and the Department wants to see that tradition of excellence continue. But many of these experiences are cost-prohibitive to the students and, increasingly, our budgets are strained. Private support from our generous alumni and friends is more crucial than ever to the next generations of Penn State mechanical engineers.

Make a Gift

Give now. Make your selection from the funding opportunities listed, or select “other” and enter information on how you would like to direct your gift. Some giving opportunities to consider:

  • Mechanical Engineering Alumni & Friends Fund: You gift will be directed to the greatest need
  • Mechanical Engineering Alumni Fund for Excellence: Modernizing facilities and student activity support
  • A specific scholarship or graduate fellowships


Make a gift PSMES

Related Links

Alumnus Giving Video Link
Student Giving Video Link
Faculty Giving Video Link


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

Department of Mechanical Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519