Faculty and staff sitting at a table in E-Knowledge Commons

A Technology-Rich Student Learning Environment

The Gursahaney Family E-Knowledge Commons builds a community among mechanical engineering students.

The E-Knowledge Commons is a student-centered space designed for peer-to-peer learning. It gives students a place to work in teams within a variety of study spaces, while having easy access to technology and other resources.

Equipped with individual and group study areas to foster collaboration as well as private meeting rooms outfitted with state-of-the-art computer and video conferencing systems, the E-Knowledge Commons provides students with the advanced tools they need to learn and succeed in today’s competitive global environment.

Perhaps even more importantly, the E-Knowledge Commons is a community space in the Reber Building for mechanical engineering students.

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“The most exciting part about this project is that you are going to have mechanical engineering students all in the same area, working on the same projects, and really helping each other succeed. I think at Penn State that’s what we are about—helping each other get through mechanical engineering together.”
–  Lolo Buonomo, Mechanical Engineering

Michael Handy

“I see this space as a space where mechanical engineers can come together and collaborate on their assignments. A space like this will bring me closer to my mechanical engineering colleagues.”
–  Michael Handy, Mechanical Engineering



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