The Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering is committed to solving problems related health, happiness, and safety, and along the way, often changing the way people think about the world. Critical to reaching these goals are diversity and inclusion, with different perspectives bringing new, innovative solutions.

Celebrating our female faculty.



African American man with attached quote.


Diversity. Equity. Inclusion.

These are the words we live by in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. We care about our people, our programs, and our impact where multiple approaches and points of view drive our innovation. To support our culture, we recruit diverse faculty, staff, and students while continuing to support them through our mentoring programs.

We encourage faculty to learn more about mentoring programs.

Undergraduate students can easily connect with a mentor or schedule an appointment with a career advising and academic wellness counselor.

Female faculty member, quote about diversity and inclusion

The department has also created a Women in 3D Printing at Penn State group, which aims to promote, support, and inspire female professors and students in the field.



With more than 60 faculty members, 330 graduate students, and 1,000 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