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Engineering students present final projects at Capstone Design Project Showcase

12/18/2019

After a semester of hard work, senior engineering students presented their capstone design projects at the fall 2019 College of Engineering Capstone Design Project Showcase on Dec. 12 at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Five engineering students earn top prizes at national STEM convention

12/18/2019

Five Penn State College of Engineering students received prizes for both their engineering and problem-solving skills at the 2019 Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) National Convention.

Researchers optimize additive manufacturing on a molecular level

12/17/2019

As the complexity and applications of additive manufacturing increase, Penn State researchers are digging down to the smallest scales to optimize the technology on a molecular level.

Undergraduates showcase research, communication skills at symposium

12/12/2019

Students throughout Penn State’s STEM-based majors brought two semesters of work to life at the recent WISER/MURE/FURP undergraduate research symposium, where they presented their research and answered questions from other students, staff and faculty, many from outside of their fields.

Engineering professor named fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

12/11/2019

Chao-Yang Wang, William E. Diefenderfer Chair of Mechanical Engineering, professor of chemical engineering and professor of materials science and engineering at Penn State, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Eight undergraduate students awarded Voith scholarship

12/9/2019

To champion gender equity in the engineering workforce, Voith Hydro Inc., whose U.S. headquarters are located in York, Pennsylvania, has awarded eight scholarships to undergraduate students in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Novel polymer to increase energy density, stability of lithium ion batteries

12/9/2019

Penn State researchers have developed a novel method that could enable the widespread use of silicon-based anodes, which allow electricity to enter a device, in rechargeable lithium ion batteries.

Mechanical engineering professor named AAAS fellow

12/6/2019

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named Asok Ray, distinguished professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State, a fellow of their organization.

Penn State Society of Women Engineers wins top prize for sixth consecutive year

12/6/2019

The Penn State Society of Women Engineers received the 2019 Outstanding Collegiate Section (OCS) Gold Mission Award for the sixth consecutive year at the WE19 National Conference on Nov. 8.

Engineering professor sees high-performance teamwork at the 2019 White Out game

11/27/2019

In her years studying electrical engineering at the Ohio State University, Penn State Professor Kathryn Jablokow never pictured herself as the guest coach for a Penn State White Out game, rooting for the Nittany Lions. But that's exactly where she found herself on Oct. 19.

Penn State welcomes York Tech students to encourage STEM higher ed

11/25/2019

Students from the York County School of Technology, a high school that offers both academic and technical training, visited Penn State on Nov. 21 to engage with the many opportunities the University can offer.

Mechanical engineering grad student launches research with NASA fellowship

11/20/2019

Since his childhood, Bashir Mekki, a doctoral candidate studying mechanical engineering at Penn State, has always been fascinated by how planes fly. Now, thanks to his doctorate research and a recent NASA fellowship in the area of multifunctional heat exchanger design for integrated lightweight thermal management systems in aircrafts, he's exploring that mystery.

Engineering faculty members named 2019 Highly Cited Researchers

11/19/2019

The newly released Web of Science Group 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list features four Penn State College of Engineering faculty members.

New, slippery toilet coating provides cleaner flushing, saves water

11/18/2019

Every day, more than 141 billion liters of water are used solely to flush toilets. With millions of global citizens experiencing water scarcity, what if that amount could be reduced by 50%?

Fulbright Scholar earns first master’s thesis in additive manufacturing and design

11/14/2019

In the fall of 2019, Daniel Martínez Lepp, a Fulbright Scholar, will earn the first master of science thesis degree in the additive manufacturing and design program (AMD) at Penn State University Park. By pioneering innovations in 3D-printed sand molds for metal castings, Martínez’s work has the potential to transform casting processes worldwide.

Professor awarded Air Force Young Investigator grant

11/14/2019

The United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research recently awarded Jean-Michel Mongeau, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State, a prestigious Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) grant to investigate how flying insects adapt their flight maneuvers.

Shuman scholarship lights the way for undergrad researcher

11/12/2019

Daniel Shoemaker, a fifth-year undergraduate student studying mechanical engineering at Penn State, was awarded funding for his research as part of the Shuman Scholars program.

Building the scientific foundation for a universal 3D printer

11/11/2019

The National Science Foundation recently awarded researchers in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) a $500,000 grant to develop the science underlying a universal 3D printer.

Summer Academy students use refreshable Braille coding to work with 3D printing

11/11/2019

As part of the two-week, intensive Summer Academy for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, Penn State engineering students used easily accessible coding to help visually impaired high school students 3D print fully extendable lightsabers.

Penn State awarded $3.3M to develop more efficient gas turbines

11/8/2019

Researchers in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering have been awarded more than a combined $3.3 million to support advancements in the performance and efficiency of combustion turbines and turbine-based power cycles in fossil fuel power generation.

Mechanical engineering professor named ASME fellow

11/7/2019

Paris von Lockette, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Mechanical engineering industry leaders featured on panel

11/6/2019

At the final event marking the year-long celebration of a reimagined Department of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State, four leaders in the field spoke to students, faculty and staff on Oct. 28 about their predictions for the future of the discipline.

NSF grant provides next step for assistive walking exoskeletons

11/6/2019

To understand, model and optimize the comfort of lower limb robotic exoskeletons, researchers in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering have been awarded a $700,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

In and out with 10-minute electrical vehicle recharge

10/30/2019

Electric vehicle owners may soon be able to pull into a fueling station, plug their car in, go to the restroom, get a cup of coffee and in 10 minutes, drive out with a fully charged battery, according to a team of engineers.

Dynamic haptic robotic training to decrease catheter procedure complications

10/24/2019

Each year, more than five million central venous catheters (CVC) are placed in a large vein in the neck, chest or groin to provide patients with fluids, blood or medications.

College of Engineering programs rank in U.S. News 'Best Global Universities'

10/23/2019

Several of Penn State's programs in the College of Engineering have made a strong showing, nationally and worldwide, in the recently released U.S. News & World Reports "Best Global Universities" for 2020.

Most complete exploration of fly landing maneuvers to advance future robots

10/23/2019

To inspire advanced robotic technology, researchers in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering have published the most complete description of how flying insects land upside-down.

Former ASME president tells engineering students 'the sky is the limit'

10/8/2019

Charla Wise, former president of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and retired vice president of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, recently visited the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering to share her insights on the future of mechanical engineering and how today’s students are poised to change the trajectory of the field.

Penn State to study integration of automated driving systems into work zones

10/8/2019

The Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute (LTI) will lead a group of Penn State researchers studying how to safely integrate automated driving systems into work zones.

Civil engineer leads $3M project to study eroding Alaskan coastline

10/3/2019

The Arctic sea is consuming Alaska's coastline. Since 1955, the rising water has eroded more than 300 meters of permafrost -- the frozen soil that helps protect the Arctic's delicately balanced ecosystem. It also serves as the foundation upon which hundreds of villages and thousands of people exist.

Hovering closer to the secrets of hummingbird flight

10/2/2019

The extraordinary ability of hummingbirds to perform complex escape maneuvers will be explored for its potential to enhance the field of robotics and micro aerial vehicles, thanks to a $923,483 grant from the Office of Naval Research.

Teaching and Learning with Technology faculty fellows focus on learning spaces

10/2/2019

Four new faculty fellows have joined Penn State Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) for the 2019-20 academic year: Ed Glantz, Siu Ling "Pansy" Leung, Pierce Salguero and Priya Sharma. Each member of the cohort will undertake a project intended to enhance unique spaces where students learn.

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