Dr. Claude Steele, an American social psychologist who has dedicated years of research on stereotype threat and its application to minority student academic performance, was our Distinguished Lecture on Engineering and Humanity inaugural speaker on April 19. Watch his full talk here
MAY 2018
Gayah, Gomez, Gorski and O'Connor receive prestigious NSF CAREER award

Penn State College of Engineering faculty Vikash Gayah, assistant professor of civil engineering; Esther Gomez, assistant professor of chemical engineering and biomedical engineering; Christopher Gorski, assistant professor of environmental engineering; and Jacqueline O'Connor, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, received the National Science Foundation's (NSF) esteemed Early Career (CAREER) award.  >>
Penn State awarded $1.8 million grant to improve nuclear forensics

The United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), a division of the Department of Defense (DoD), has awarded the Penn State Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering a $1.8 million grant to further the fundamental data for nuclear forensics. Through this research, the U.S. will be better equipped to respond to a nuclear attack.  >>  
Researchers find manganese oxide-coated filters remove contaminants from hospital wastewater

Researchers at Penn State have developed a water filtration system that removes contaminants and reduces toxicity in hospital wastewater.  Contaminants, including antibiotics, pharmaceuticals and steroids, are increasingly being detected in surface waters and drinking water sources. These contaminants can have a huge impact on both human and aquatic health, so effective removal is essential to protect the health and safety of water resources.   >>
Nova-like explosion of spinning live bacteria explained

Suspensions of live bacteria in a viscous liquid do not act as expected when spun at certain speeds and now a team of researchers know why the bacterial aggregation appears to explode when the spinning stops. "The behavior of these bacteria look like the explosion of a star going nova," said Igor Aronson, Huck Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry and Mathematics, Penn State.  >>
Electrochemical tuning of single layer materials relies on defects

Perfection is not everything, according to an international team of researchers whose 2-D materials study shows that defects can enhance a material's physical, electrochemical, magnetic, energy and catalytic properties.  >>
  • College of Engineering dean receives FMD John Bardeen Award from TMS >> 
  • College of Engineering receives AHA Undergraduate Research Fellowship Award >> 
  • Architectural engineering students' flexible, integrated children's hospital design honored at national competition >>
  • Kiani named Dorothy Quiggle assistant professor of electrical engineering >>
  • Jessica Menold receives grant to improve success of product prototyping >>
  • John Hajduk becomes first person to earn ProFM credential >>
  • William Bahnfleth honored with ASHRAE Holladay award >>
  • MNE team wins grand prize for water-saving, impactful tech >>
  • Industrial engineers celebrate department successes at annual banquet >>
  • Behnoud Kermani receives graduate assistant teaching award >>
  • Aerospace engineering undergraduate student receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship >>
  • Five MNE students chosen for prestigious NSF Fellowship >>
  • Civil engineering's Kermani selected as an ASCE Outstanding Reviewer >>
  • College of Engineering students show off their projects at the Capstone Design Project Showcase  >>  
  • Student-designed lead vests could protect surgeons, improve patient outcomes >> 
  • College of Engineering offers new study abroad program in Sweden >>
  • Student engineers innovate passenger car seats with Ford >>
  • IE students work with real data to tackle service sector challenges >> 
  • Female students 'take over' the Learning Factory on Ladies' Night >>
  • Developing engineering leadership through experiential learning >>
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering offers new study abroad program in Milan >> 
  • Inaugural year of career counseling-engineering partnership sees great success >>  
  • Leading the way to better baobab processing >>
  • Alumna returns to engineering entrepreneurship class for help launching solo music career >>
  • Engineering Design 100 students create solutions to Lockheed Martin factory challenges >>
  • Communications unit looks to engineering students to help improve processes >>
  • From building snow forts to student housing, the journey of Rowland Smith >>
  • LTI faculty affiliate Lesley Ross to chair TRB Committee on Safe Mobility of Older Persons >>
  • Department welcomes innovator in additive manufacturing to Penn State >>
  • Lauren Randolph to attend Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting >>
MAY 14
2018 industryXchange: Enhancing Health >>

MAY 15-17
Shaping the Future of the Human-Technology Systems Frontier: A Workshop in Strategic Foresight, Deep Uncertainty, and Leadership >>

JUNE 1-3
We Are Weekend: Registration now open  >>

Open House for Ag Engineering Building  >>

JUNE 10-15
22nd annual Short Course on Corrosion: Fundamentals and Experimental Methods >>

51st annual Comprehensive Short Course in Rotary Wing Technology  >>

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