• HomePic01Congratulations to Dr. Donghai Wang, who was just promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in mechanical engineering. Dr. Wang is the director of the Energy Nanostructure Laboratory, which focuses on nanomaterial development for clean energy technologies.
  • HomePic02Graduate research assistant Katie Kirsch ('11 ME, '13 MS) has been selected to receive the 2014 Joan M. McLane Recent Alumna Award from the Penn State Alumni Association. This award honors an outstanding graduate of the last ten years who has provided exemplary volunteer service to the Penn State Alumni Association and to the University.

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  • HomePic03Following its 2013 first-place finish, Penn State's Advanced Vehicle Team (AVT) won third overall and claimed a number of top honors at the EcoCAR 2 Year Three Competition.

    The three-year contest challenged 15 teams to re-engineer a vehicle to increase fuel efficiency and decrease harmful emissions while maintaining performance, safety and consumer acceptability.

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  • HomePic04A team of Penn State students took first place at the inaugural U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Collegiate Wind Competition May 5 to 7 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Featuring more than 150 students from 10 universities across the country, the event was held in conjunction with the American Wind Energy Association's annual WINDPOWER conference.

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  • HomePic05Ryan Patrick, a recent mechanical engineering graduate and the 2014 THON executive director, recently joined some elite company, receiving a prestigious national award dubbed the "Nobel Prize of public service." Patrick was awarded the GlobeChanger Award for a volunteer under 25 who has completed notable global or national service during the 42nd annual Jefferson Awards Foundation ceremony earlier in June, in Washington, D.C.

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  • HomePic06Rick Etling and Gary Brassart from Westinghouse Toshiba visited our department to meet with the students of the Toshiba Westinghouse Undergraduate Research Fellow Program.
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FEATURE STORY

MSME Degree Now Offered Online

MSME Degree Now Offered Online

Same MS degree, now available online

July 10, 2013

As the U.S. economy continues to improve, demand for mechanical engineers is up 9 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Advancing in this career, which involves designing, developing, building and testing mechanical devices, will be more convenient with Penn State's master of science in mechanical engineering (MSME), which will be delivered online starting this fall.

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