ME Knowledge Lab

Reimagining the undergrad lab experience

As the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) reimagines its undergraduate lab experience to provide the most cutting-edge and impactful education possible, we are seeking support to fully renovate and transform the existing Reber Building basement into the ME Knowledge Lab.

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Currently, the basement is an underutilized 5,700 square foot space with limited student use. Through critical funding from our alumni, industry and friends, the ME Knowledge Lab will become a bright, inviting hub for learning innovation.


With this additional support, our vision is to provide an entirely new educational experience to our students and ultimately poise them even further for success.

The planned 180-degree transformation for the basement will result in a dynamic, forward-thinking space for students to attend lab classes, work hands-on with the latest technology and collaborate with their peers.






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