Help us Build a Space for Student Success

Your support will make a lasting impact on student learning.

The Gursahaney Family E-Knowledge Commons is a space where students feel welcome and inspired to succeed. The space has:

  • Small group study rooms to facilitate collaborative projects
  • Video conferencing to enhance global engagement
  • Two computer labs for easy access to technology
  • Laptop plug-in stations for long work sessions
  • Versatile seating to promote interaction
  • Modular furniture that can be moved to create an open space for large events

The E-Knowledge Commons in the Reber Building gives mechanical engineering students a gathering place near their classrooms and labs designed to foster teamwork.

Your support will help us give students easy access to technology as well as an inspiring space to meet, study, and learn. Consider making a gift today. Suggested naming opportunities are listed to the right.

Make a gift

Naming Opportunities

Naming provides a lasting way to associate your name, or that of a loved one or mentor, with the Department.

  • Computer Lab I - $60,000
  • Computer Lab II - $65,000

Other naming opportunities are available.

Who to Contact

Melissa Showalter



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