ME Knowledge Lab

Journey to the Knowledge Lab

Follow along with the livestream as we reimagine the undergraduate lab experience in the Reber building!

Construction began in the summer of 2020, with a target finish date in the fall. After pilot programs offered in the fall of 2021, we plan to officially welcome students into the new space in the spring semester.

Here's a look at the Reber basement before construction began:

Reber Basement Before

This initiative coincides with a renewed focus on innovating our undergraduate lab experience. The design focus will be on real-world problems and have our students concentrate on topics that center around sustainability, big data, bioengineering, autonomy & robotics, advanced manufacturing and energy.






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