February 18, 2013
Before almost 200 spectators crowded into the Hosler auditorium, mechanical engineering undergraduates Mimi Overbaugh and Andrew Gricks delivered presentations that garnered first and second place in the inaugural Leonhard Center Speaking Contest.
December 18, 2012
The Engineering Design Showcase is the culmination of a semester-long effort by students to solve real-world problems posed by industry sponsors. Participants include first-year students through seniors across a number of engineering disciplines.
December 05, 2012
Penn State engineering students, through the senior capstone design program and the Iron Lion design challenge, helped create the initial prototypes for Evive Station: a filtered water-dispensing and bottle-cleaning kiosk that has raised $5 million in startup funds from investors to date.
November 19, 2012
The College of Engineering’s capstone program was recently recognized by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for its incorporation of real-world design projects using global and cross-college teams.
November 08, 2012
Where do you think your shoes could take you? Could you explain it effectively in 350 words for cash prizes for your organization? "Where will your shoes take you?" was the essay question that the Penn State Society of Women Engineers (SWE) answered in 350 words that won them a total of $16,800 in prize money to be given in part to their engineering programs.
November 07, 2012
Frustrated with having to juggle a clipboard and his iPhone when trying to reference an email and take notes at the same time, Kevin Merilini, an accounting student, and some of his friends set out to solve this problem of using these two office tools at the same time.
November 01, 2012
Mechanical engineering student Katherine Shea has been selected as the 2011-12 Anita M. Todd Internship Student of the Year for her work at ArcelorMittal.
October 19, 2012
On Friday, Oct. 5, the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering hosted an event for students to present their ideas as part of the recently announced MNE Innovation Competition. Four student teams presented their ideas for innovations to a panel of judges comprised of Penn State faculty and alumni.
September 20, 2012
Representatives from Pratt & Whitney attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their latest donation: a JT8D-200 Series turbine engine cutaway and a cabinet of engine hardware for display in the center lobby of the Reber Building – home of the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering (MNE).
September 14, 2012
Thirty-five companies attended the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering’s 2012 Networking Reception, which invited juniors, seniors and graduate students to network with employers looking to hire in the mechanical and nuclear engineering fields. More than 300 students attended.
September 14, 2012
The Penn State Engineering Ambassador program recently hosted 18 universities in a workshop aimed at creating a national network of ambassadors who, through development of their own communication and leadership skills, will enhance the messages middle and high school students receive about engineering careers. The Penn State Engineering Ambassador program is a professional development program for engineering undergraduates with an outreach mission.
June 25, 2012
The Engineers Without Borders-Penn State (EWB-Penn State) have implemented their latrine project for the Covenant Preparatory School in Baoma, Sierra Leone, after a third trip to the West African country.
June 07, 2012
Nine mechanical engineering graduate students in MNE have been selected to receive fellowships endowed by alumnus Frank Gabron (’55 M.S. ME).
June 04, 2012
The transportation infrastructure is accountable for 20 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions. Researchers at Penn State are developing ways to generate hydrogen at a fraction of the current cost in the hope that hydrogen fuel cell engines will become a viable alternative to internal combustion engines.
May 22, 2012
In mid-April, the Penn State Mechanical Engineering Society (PSMES) hosted a leadership seminar for the incoming and outgoing officers of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ (ASME) student society to provide professional development and facilitate the transition of leadership.
May 08, 2012
One of the spring 2012 capstone design teams presented its final project, improving on a prosthesis allowing bilateral amputees to play recreational sports like golf and tennis, at a “First Swing/Learn to Golf” clinic hosted by the National Amputee Golf Association at the Penn State Golf Course in April.
May 04, 2012
Fourteen Penn State student engineer teams won awards at the 2012 Student Design Project Showcase on April 26. The showcase is the culmination of a semester-long effort that tasks students with solving industry-sponsored projects, exposing them to the technical demands, pitfalls and professional expectations they would experience as practicing engineers in industry.
May 03, 2012
Three nuclear engineering student capstone teams were recognized with the inaugural Chair Awards for Best Capstone Design Project in Nuclear Engineering.
April 25, 2012
Students from the College of Engineering will display their capstone design projects at the Student Design Project Showcase from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus.
April 12, 2012
Students in the spring 2012 sections of the Mechanical Engineering 345: Instrumentation, Measurements, and Statistics lab course developed their skills in experimental design with a new project incorporating LEGO MINDSTORMS®, a product from Lego that allows users to build and program robots.
April 06, 2012
The Penn State Engineering Ambassadors were named the winner of the Gateway to Equity Award by the State College branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). They received the award at a ceremony held on April 5.
April 06, 2012
On Monday, March 19, Penn State’s chapter of Alpha Nu Sigma, the honor society for nuclear engineering and science, held an induction ceremony at the Atherton Hotel for new members.
April 05, 2012
Hosein Foroutan, doctoral student in mechanical engineering advised by Dr. Savas Yavuzkurt, was recently recognized for his research in hydraulic turbines.
April 05, 2012
Students enrolled in senior capstone design course sections being taught by Dr. Marty Trethewey and Dr. Chris Rahn in mechanical engineering and Mike Immel in industrial engineering have been practicing their cross-cultural teamwork and communication skills this semester. Half of each team is made up of Chinese mechanical and industrial engineering students attending Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU).
March 27, 2012
After months of designing and simulating hybrid concept designs, the Penn State Advanced Vehicle Team (PSU AVT) will host an event to publicly reveal its final vehicle architecture for the three years of the national competition known as EcoCAR2: Plugging In to the Future.
March 20, 2012
Though many college students view spring break as a time for rest and relaxation, a group of 17 Penn Staters spent their spring break building a home for a family in need.
March 05, 2012
Penn State's Shell Eco-marathon vehicle team was featured in the March 4 edition of the Centre Daily Times. Click here to read the story.
February 13, 2012
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) swept the Penn State Regional Rube Goldberg Contest for the fourth year in a row, winning first place overall and the People's Choice Award, on Saturday afternoon at the Nittany Lion Inn Ballroom. In addition to winning a trophy and cash prize, ASME earned the chance to represent Penn State at the national competition held on March 31 at Purdue University.
February 09, 2012
The Penn State Mechanical Engineering Society (PSMES) held its fourth annual mentoring luncheon on Monday, February 6, in the Reber Building.
February 08, 2012
Seven students were recognized with awards for leadership, research and academic excellence at the annual Senior Recognition Reception and Banquet held on Monday, February 6, at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center.
February 08, 2012
On Monday, February 6, invited speaker Raymond Stevens—founder and head of operations at AltheRx Pharmaceuticals—gave the keynote address at MNE’s annual Senior Recognition Reception and Banquet, co-hosted by the Department and the mechanical and nuclear engineering alumni societies.
February 01, 2012
The Penn State student chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-PSU) recently returned from its second trip to Sierra Leone, Africa, where they continued their ongoing projects in the village of Baoma, located nearby to the coastal city of Freetown.
January 12, 2012
How much force does it take to send a ball flying four feet through the air? How does the shape of a sail affect the way a sailboat moves? What makes a structure able to withstand an earthquake? These are some of the questions children might think about as they interact with the exhibits contributed to Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania by Penn State mechanical engineering students.
December 15, 2011
Matthew J. Krott, a junior in mechanical engineering, has received the inaugural Boeing Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Junior Award, which recognizes scholarly achievement by students who demonstrate interest in the aerospace industry.
December 13, 2011
Phillip A. Sahd will be the student marshal for the College of Engineering at Penn State's fall commencement ceremony on Dec. 17. Sahd will receive bachelor of science degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering.
December 13, 2011
A project designed to regulate fitness and one harnessing the power of people received the top awards at the fall 2011 College of Engineering Design Showcase on Dec. 8 at the HUB's Alumni Hall.
December 08, 2011
A Pittsburgh-area newspaper featured a recent Engineering Ambassadors workshop put on for middle school students from North Allegheny and Pine-Richland school districts.
Read the article at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's webpage: Penn State students show youngsters fun of engineering
December 07, 2011
Justin Hammond, a mechanical engineering major set to graduate this month, has received the Dr. James Slick Cooperative Education Student of the Year Award for his work during two co-op rotations with Ingersoll Rand – Trane Company.
December 02, 2011
Adam Crimboli and Keegan Behm have been recognized for their outstanding work in the Nuclear Engineering program.
November 22, 2011
Joe Zerr, a nuclear engineering student pursuing a Ph.D. degree, received the Mark Mills Award from the American Nuclear Society (ANS) for a paper titled, “Solution of the Within-Group Multidimensional Discrete Ordinates Transport Equations on Massively Parallel Architectures.”
November 21, 2011
In a Penn State Engineering Ambassador-led effort, students collected signatures on handprints in front of Old Main last Thursday to show support for the children of The Second Mile organization. The activity was a way for the students to show the victims and families that the Penn State community supports them and is committed to the fight against child abuse.
October 24, 2011
No one wants the engine that powers their aircraft to fail catastrophically. Cooling the engine blades themselves lowers the risk that they will overheat, and therefore lowers the probability of engine failure.
October 21, 2011
GIGAFEMNS, the Group Involving Graduate Students and Faculty Engineers: Mechanical and Nuclear, held its semi-annual lunch gathering in the Reber Building on Monday, October 17. The group was formed several years ago by Dr. Mary Frecker, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, to give women graduate students and faculty a chance to network and connect.
September 28, 2011
More than 250 students and nearly 30 companies registered to attend this year’s Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Networking Reception with Industry Friends. The reception, held Wednesday, Sept. 21, invites students to network with companies looking to hire in the mechanical and nuclear engineering fields.
September 19, 2011
Three nuclear engineering students have received scholarships from the American Nuclear Society (ANS): Nicholas S. Plate, Keegan T. Behm and Simon R. Bolding.
September 13, 2011
Kenneth Clark, a student pursuing his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, has received a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship to support his research in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, turbomachinery and propulsion.
August 24, 2011
The second annual Toshiba-Westinghouse Undergraduate Fellows (TWFP) Program concluded earlier this month with a visit to the Westinghouse headquarters in Cranberry Township, Pa., where program participants presented the results of their summer research projects to Westinghouse executives.
August 22, 2011
Despite some unpredictable weather in Happy Valley, nearly two hundred incoming juniors in the Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering programs gathered in the Reber Building for a program orientation on the Sunday evening before classes began.
August 12, 2011
One current student and one former student at Penn State have won awards in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Awards competition.
July 19, 2011
The Penn State Racing Formula SAE team has just released its 2011 summer newsletter, including a 2011 Season Review.
July 15, 2011
David Zdancewicz, a senior in mechanical engineering set to graduate this December, has received the Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium (PSGC) Undergraduate Scholarship, awarded annually to Pennsylvania college or university students with outstanding academic records and who are likely to pursue careers in areas of interest to NASA.
June 29, 2011
Students from Penn State won fourth place and brought home a number of other awards at the EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge competition, held in Milford, Mich., and Washington, D.C. Sponsored by General Motors (GM) and the U.S. Department of Energy, the competition challenged university students across North America to re-engineer a GM-donated Saturn VUE, with goals to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions while retaining the vehicle’s performance and consumer appeal.
May 27, 2011
Over the weekend of May 13, Penn State held its spring commencement ceremonies for graduating students.
May 10, 2011
Teambuilding played a large part in the success of the recent United Technologies Corporation Engineering Ambassador Workshop, in which Penn State ambassadors taught advanced presentation techniques to 22 ambassadors-in-training from three other universities.
May 05, 2011
Graduate student Cem Topbasi was awarded second place in a Graduate Student Poster Competition held in April, and three awards were earned by Penn Staters at the recent American Nuclear Society (ANS) Student Conference.
May 04, 2011
A mechanical engineering undergraduate student won an award at the College of Engineering Research Symposium (CERS) this year.
May 04, 2011
Five awards were presented to a handful of student teams competing in the 2011 Design Showcase — a competition of 92 senior capstone design projects. These awards were announced at the Industry Partners' Dinner April 28 to a crowd of 500 students, faculty, staff, alumni and industry partners.
April 27, 2011
Marta Hatzell, Jarred Heigel and Melissa Buydash have all received National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships.
April 26, 2011
More than a decade of strong finishes in advanced vehicle technology competitions has paved the way for Penn State to take on another three-year challenge. Organizers announced on April 13 that the Penn State Advanced Vehicle Technology Team is one of 16 teams selected to participate in EcoCAR 2: Plugging into the Future.
April 22, 2011
Keith Martin, a mechanical engineering student set to graduate this May and return in the fall as a graduate student, has received the Hydro Research Foundation Fellowship Award.
April 21, 2011
Two female engineering students have been honored with various Women in Engineering Program (WEP) awards for their outstanding work and leadership as women to the College of Engineering.
April 20, 2011
Kim Harrison, pursuing a dual major in mechanical and nuclear engineering, was selected to receive the first annual Nucor “Big 11” Scholarship.
April 11, 2011
As gas prices falter and rise and people begin to downsize their cars, a group of Penn State seniors is working to design two new vehicle models – ones that are far more energy efficient than anything currently on the road.
April 05, 2011
On Friday, March 18, the Penn State Engineering Ambassadors were presented with a 2011 Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Outstanding Service Award at the 6th Annual WISE Recognition Awards Reception.
April 04, 2011
Graduate student Tianren Xu, pursuing a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, has received an award from the Thomas and June Beaver Fund for the 2011 spring semester.
April 04, 2011
Sandeep Kumar, a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, was selected for an Alumni Association Dissertation Award.
March 31, 2011
The Penn State American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) took second place at the national Rube Goldberg Machine Contest at Purdue University on Saturday, March 26.
March 18, 2011
Graduate student Cem Topbasi recently earned an Outstanding Talk award for his presentation at The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) 2011 Annual Meeting and Exhibition.
March 02, 2011
For the third year in a row, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) came out on top at the Penn State Rube Goldberg Machine Contest Saturday at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. The competition, in its sixth year, requires teams to design and build a contraption that executes a trivial task in the most elaborate way possible.
February 22, 2011
On Monday, January 31, the Penn State Mechanical Engineering Society (PSMES) held its third annual mentoring luncheon.
February 10, 2011
Six male engineers showcased their brains and brawn Tuesday to compete for the title of "King of the Calculator" in this year's Mr. Engineer mock pageant, held by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).
February 04, 2011
At the Senior Recognition Reception and Banquet held on Monday, January 31, five students were recognized with awards for leadership, research and academic excellence: Danielle DaSilva, Kasha Kultys, Katie Kirsch, Michael Pantano and Philip Sahd.
February 03, 2011
On Monday, January 31, the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering (MNE) hosted its annual Senior Recognition Reception and Banquet to honor outstanding senior students and present awards in both mechanical and nuclear engineering.
January 31, 2011
The Penn State Engineering Ambassadors recently embarked on a new journey -- one that took them across the world to Oslo, Norway. Faculty adviser Melissa Marshall took two ambassadors, bioengineering and mechanical engineering senior Danielle DaSilva and mechanical and nuclear engineering senior Kim Harrison, to Norway in October to hold a weeklong workshop with 11 female students from the University of Oslo.
January 25, 2011
Penn State mechanical engineering students recently completed the design, construction and testing of 21st century technology that will be used to understand the manufacturing principles of the distant past.
January 20, 2011
Katie Kirsch, a senior mechanical engineering undergraduate student, earned the Best Poster Award for Undergraduates at the 2010 American Nuclear Society Student Poster Competition held in Las Vegas, Nev., last November.
December 22, 2010
Graduate students Tarek Alam, Sandeep Kumar and Jiezhu Jin, along with Dr. Aman Haque, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, received the Innovation Award in the Best Poster Awards category at a recent ASME conference.
December 14, 2010
A project to reduce helicopter blade noise and a supply chain shipping analysis took the top awards in the fall 2010 College of Engineering Project Design Showcase, held Dec. 9 at the HUB's Alumni Hall.
December 07, 2010
Two awards in nuclear engineering have been granted to outstanding students in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering’s (MNE) Nuclear Engineering program.
November 18, 2010
In a given week, Justin Ross spends 50 to 70 hours studying to become a mechanical engineer, 20 hours rehearsing for Blue Band and an additional 10 hours carrying out responsibilities as the band's president. That adds up to four days of nonstop activity. How do students with two such time-consuming commitments -- an engineering course-load and Blue Band -- pull it off each week?
October 12, 2010
The Penn State Mechanical Engineering program was well-represented at this year’s Homecoming celebrations, as mechanical engineering senior Justin Ross and mechanical engineering/bioengineering dual-major Danielle DaSilva were named Homecoming King and Queen.
October 07, 2010
The Engineers Without Borders-Penn State chapter and DOW Chemical held a joint event on September 16 highlighting the student group’s recent trip to Sierra Leone and allowing group members to network with DOW representatives.
October 05, 2010
Junior mechanical engineering major Graham Ginder was featured in today’s Centre Daily Times in the Penn State Students in the Community column.
September 20, 2010
Five MNE students have been awarded with American Nuclear Society (ANS) scholarships: Jacob Planinsek, James Spring, Mohan Yadav, Sarah Bender and Matthew Ellis.
September 10, 2010
The 2010 Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Senior Reception will be held on September 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ballroom at the Atherton Hotel. This event, open to graduating mechanical and nuclear engineering seniors, coincides with Fall Career Days, Penn State’s annual job fair.
September 08, 2010
Five mechanical engineering graduate students have been selected to receive fellowships endowed by alumnus Frank Gabron (’55 M.S. ME).
September 01, 2010
As soon as they stepped off the plane into Sierra Leone, the travel team of the Engineers Without Borders (EWB)-Penn State group knew only one thing: they had no idea what to expect.
“Everything there is completely different,” said Meghan Fisher, a mechanical engineering junior and president of EWB-Penn State. “There is not a single commercialized structure in the entire country.”
August 18, 2010
On Wednesday, August 4, participants in the Toshiba-Westinghouse Undergraduate Fellows Program in nuclear engineering traveled to Westinghouse headquarters in Cranberry Township, Pa., for the first annual Penn State – Toshiba-Westinghouse Day.
August 02, 2010
MNE student Katie Kirsch was recently named the first runner up in the student paper competition at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ (ASME) 2010 Pressure Vessels & Piping (PVP) Division Conference.
July 14, 2010
Shadi Ghrayeb, Ph.D. candidate in the Nuclear Engineering program, has been awarded first place in the Nuclear Fuels category of the U.S. Department of Energy 2010 Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research awards.
July 13, 2010
A group of engineering students are squeezing in a little work during their summer break to complete a project assessment trip in Africa.
July 06, 2010
ASME's Rube Goldberg team, which competed on campus in February and then at the national competition at Purdue in March, is still getting press on campus.
June 02, 2010
Penn State's entry placed third overall in the national EcoCAR: The NeXT Challenge's Year Two Finals, held May 17-27.
May 26, 2010
The Penn State Formula SAE team recently returned from the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan, where they competed in the Formula SAE® Collegiate Design Series, held May 12-15.
May 19, 2010
Over the weekend of May 14, more than 250 students in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering earned undergraduate or advanced level degrees.
May 14, 2010
The Mechanical Engineering (ME) program launched a pilot section of the ME 440 Senior Capstone Design course last spring, partnering Penn State students in teams with Chinese students from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) to confront design challenges posed by sponsor Tyco International, a multi-national group of manufacturing and service-providing companies.
May 12, 2010
Graduate mechanical engineering student Michael Manahan and graduating senior Casandra Niebel have been selected to receive a 2010 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF). The GRF program is extremely competitive; fewer than 100 fellowships in mechanical engineering were awarded this year nationally.
May 11, 2010
Andrew Wilson, a mechanical engineering senior, has won a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship.
May 05, 2010
The spring 2010 Student Design Project Showcase set a new mark for the number of student projects this academic year with 124 from 77 unique sponsors.
April 28, 2010
A group of students in ME 440W who partnered with the Central Pennsylvania Spinal Cord Injury Support Group is featured in the spring issue of Penn State Outreach magazine and on Penn State Live.
April 26, 2010
Four women in mechanical engineering were recently recognized by the College of Engineering in the form of two awards.
April 20, 2010
Graduate mechanical engineering student Michael Manahan has been selected to receive a 2010 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF). The GRF program is extremely competitive; fewer than 100 fellowships in mechanical engineering were awarded this year nationally.
April 20, 2010
Seven students have been accepted to participate in the inaugural Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering’s Toshiba-Westinghouse Undergraduate Fellows Program, a ten-week paid summer program for students with an interest in the nuclear field.
April 08, 2010
Two Penn State graduate students in nuclear engineering, David Colameco and Adrien Couet, have been selected as Toshiba-Westinghouse Graduate Fellows.
April 06, 2010
This spring, the Mechanical Engineering (ME) program launched a pilot section of the ME 440 Senior Capstone Design course in which Penn State ME students are partnered on a project, sponsored by Tyco International, with ME students attending Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in China.
April 01, 2010
Penn State’s student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) walked away with clean hands and a third-place trophy, thanks to two flawless runs of their ‘Indiana Jones’-themed hand sanitizing machine at the 23rd annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest, held at Purdue University on March 27.
March 31, 2010
Mechanical engineering students return to University Park from yet another successful trip to the Shell Eco-Marathon, which was held from March 26 to 28 in Houston, Texas.
March 02, 2010
Indiana Jones found a way to outrun his competitors at this year's Penn State Rube Goldberg Machine Contest on Feb. 27, at the HUB-Robeson Center's Alumni Hall.
March 02, 2010
The Penn State Mechanical Engineering Society (PSMES) held its annual mentoring luncheon on Monday, February 15, at the Nittany Lion Inn.
February 24, 2010
At the 2010 Senior Recognition Banquet, five outstanding mechanical and nuclear engineering students were presented with four separate awards for excellence in leadership, academics, and/or service.
February 24, 2010
The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering held its annual Senior Recognition Reception and Banquet on Monday, February 15, at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center to honor outstanding students in the department.
February 19, 2010
Currently made up of 12 Penn State engineering students, including six from the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering (MNE), the Engineering Ambassadors is an outreach program that visits high schools around Pennsylvania. The ambassadors give short presentations on engineering topics in order to reinforce the principles that students are learning in their classrooms and to encourage the interest of these students in careers in engineering.
February 11, 2010
Students in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering secured first and second place in the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Student Poster Session at the 2009 ANS Winter Conference, held in Washington, D.C., last November.
December 17, 2009
On December 10, the College of Engineering hosted its Fall 2009 Engineering Design Project Showcase in the HUB’s Alumni Hall. All semester, students have worked on real-world engineering problems posed by industry sponsors, and displayed them for judging last Thursday.
December 08, 2009
On Thursday, November 19, the first-year seminar class ME 102 “Lego Robots and Design” held a robot dance-off competition in their classroom in Hammond Building.
September 25, 2009
The Department of Energy (DOE) has just granted Penn State a three year, $3 million grant to fund graduate student fellowships for hydropower research.
September 22, 2009
A total of six students in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering were recently awarded scholarships from the American Nuclear Society (ANS).
September 18, 2009
On Wednesday, September 16, the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering held its second annual Senior Reception with Industry Friends at the Atherton Hotel Ballroom from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
September 17, 2009
Two mechanical engineering students, Tyler Hoover and Kamiar Salehi Oskouei, spent part of their summer in Ankara, Turkey, as part of a unique study abroad program at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Turkey offered in cooperation with the International Center for Hydrogen Energy Technologies (ICHET).
September 11, 2009
Two Penn State Mechanical Engineering students recently placed in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Mechanism Design Competition.
September 11, 2009
The Department hosted an orientation and welcome picnic for new undergraduate students in the Mechanical Engineering Program on Sunday, August 23.
August 27, 2009
Incoming graduate students to the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering attended a series of welcoming events with the start of the new academic year.
August 25, 2009
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) gave its 2009 Charles T. Main Award to two mechanical engineering students at Penn State. This is the first year that one university has been awarded the gold and silver medals in the same year.
August 19, 2009
A gift to Penn State by SoftInWay Inc. will allow the University's engineering students access to some of the latest turbomachinery design software available.
August 17, 2009
Katie Kirsch, undergraduate student in mechanical engineering, recently won first place in the Bachelor’s/Master’s category of the student paper competition at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Pressure Vessels and Piping conference in Prague, held July 26 through July 30.
July 30, 2009
Five graduate students have been awarded Kulakowski Travel Awards for the 2009-2010 academic year: Milton Aguirre, Theodore Deakyne, Kevin Gott, Sandeep Kumar and Deepak Trivedi.
July 14, 2009
Shadi Ghrayeb, a nuclear engineering graduate student, was selected to receive a fellowship award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s office of Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP).
July 13, 2009
Kimberly Colas, a graduate researcher and lecturer in the Nuclear Engineering program, received a Fem’energia award, sponsored by the EDF Group – a European energy leader with a growing presence in the gas industry – and Women in Nuclear (WiN) France.
July 09, 2009
A new group on campus, Engineers without Borders, has been granted recognized status by Penn State’s Office of Student Activities.
July 07, 2009
Sarah Bender, a graduate student in the Nuclear Engineering program, has completed a summer course on nuclear nonproliferation, safeguards and security. The course, created by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), was hosted by Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York.
July 06, 2009
Emily Stumbris, a senior in the Department’s Nuclear Engineering program, has received a scholarship from the U.S. Department of Energy’s office of Nuclear Engineering University Programs.
July 01, 2009
The Penn State Formula SAE team traveled to the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan to compete in the Formula SAE® Collegiate Design Series, held May 13 – 16.
July 01, 2009
The Swahili word “harambe” means to come together as one. In parts of Africa, the number of inhabitants per medical doctor is as high as 50,000 to one. Some might think this is of little relevance to mechanical engineers; however, a Penn State initiative has brought together a multi-disciplinary group of students – including mechanical engineers – to use their skills and talents to make health care more accessible to the youth population of Kenya.
May 22, 2009
Over the weekend of May 15, the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering granted more than 200 undergraduate or advanced level degrees.
May 01, 2009
Student projects were lauded during the College of Engineering's Spring 2009 Design Showcase dinner on April 29 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.
April 30, 2009
Justin Locke, a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering, has been selected to receive the 2009 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Liquid Propulsion Student Award for his outstanding work in liquid propulsion.
April 23, 2009
Gino Banco, a Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering, has earned an Academic Computing Fellowship for 2009-2010.
April 14, 2009
The Penn State chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) returned to campus recently with a number of awards from the ASME regional conference hosted April 3-4 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
April 14, 2009
Mechanical Engineering graduate students won three out of the four prizes distributed at the College of Engineering Research Symposium (CERS) held on March 24, 2009 at the Nittany Lion Inn.
March 05, 2009
Senior mechanical engineering major Brianne Wilburne has been selected as the 2009 Penn State Commission for Women Achieving Undergraduate Woman.
March 05, 2009
Two undergraduates in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering were named co-winners of the 2009 W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Awards.
March 03, 2009
Teams of Penn State engineers lit up the HUB-Robeson Center's Alumni Hall Saturday in Penn State's fourth annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest.
February 19, 2009
At the 2009 Senior Recognition Banquet, seven outstanding students in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering were presented with four separate awards for academic and leadership-related accomplishments.
February 18, 2009
On Monday, February 16 at 6:00 p.m., the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering held the 2009 Senior Recognition Banquet to honor exceptional mechanical and nuclear engineering students in the department.
February 17, 2009
A luncheon was held on Monday, February 16, for student and alumni participants in the first year of the Penn State Mechanical Engineering Society’s (PSMES) Mentoring Program.
January 12, 2009
On Thursday, December 11, the College of Engineering Design Showcase was held in the HUB-Robeson Building, showcasing the semester’s engineering design projects.
October 24, 2008
Casey Miller is a senior mechanical engineering major with a passion for politics. From the end of summer until Oct. 6 — the last day for voters to register in Pennsylvania before the 2008 Presidential election — the Penn State student registered about 1,100 people to vote through PSUVote.org, a nonpartisan student coalition.
October 24, 2008
The Penn State Nuclear Engineering Society (PSNES) recently announced that seniors Jennifer Jarvis and Stephanie Zwolinski, both dual mechanical and nuclear engineering majors, will be the first annual winners of the Nuclear Engineering Awards.
October 03, 2008
Grier Lauren Wilt, a junior in mechanical engineering, received the James M. Slick Cooperative Education Student of the Year Award from the College of Engineering’s Cooperative Education Program for her co-op placement at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Tex.
September 26, 2008
Several nuclear engineering graduate students and recent graduates from the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering were recognized at an international conference earlier this month in Switzerland.
September 26, 2008
Six Penn State nuclear engineering students received scholarship awards from the American Nuclear Society (ANS) this semester.
September 18, 2008
The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering hosted its first ever Senior Reception on Monday, September 15, at the Atherton Hotel in State College, Pa.
September 05, 2008
The Learning Factory held its Fall Project Kick-off Meeting on Thursday, August 28, 2008, at the Nittany Lion Inn.
September 02, 2008
Classes resumed for the Fall 2008 academic session at Penn State on Monday, August 25. The mechanical engineering program welcomed 279 new undergraduates and 69 new graduate students. The nuclear engineering program welcomed 40 new undergraduates and 7 new graduate students.
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