ME Micro-credentialing workshops

What is a micro-credential?

An intiative launched in 2018, the mechanical engineering program at Penn State began offering an additional way for students to broaden their skillset and stand out to employers through micro-credentialing workshops.

Micro-credentialing, which are targeted, intensive seminars designed to educate students on a specific topic, provide an additional avenue for mechanical engineering students to distinguish themselves.

After completing a rigorous workshop designed to give students a breadth of knowledge on the given topic, they will be evaluated for their understanding. This evaluation includes things like a multiple-choice assessment and an activity students complete and submit after the workshop has ended.

The free workshops will be held regularly throughout the semester and oriented towards both technical disciplines and professional development.

How can I sign up?

Micro-credentialing workshops are free to students, however a refundable $20 deposit is required when registering to ensure a spot. The deposit will be returned to the student at the micro-credentialing workshop.

Register in 139 Reber.

For questions, e-mail Lori Yarger at


Topic: Personal and Career Networking
Instructor: Ray Stevens, Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Velicept Therapeutics
Date/Time: March 31, 2020, 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: 125 Reber

Topic: Business Principles for Engineers
Instructor: Monty Alger, professor of chemical engineering, Penn State
Date/Time: April 25, 2020, 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: 125 Reber



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Department of Mechanical Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519