Simpson receives ASME Sparks Medal Simpson receives ASME Sparks Medal

January 02, 2014

Tim Simpson, professor of industrial engineering and mechanical engineering at Penn State, has been awarded the 2014 Ben C. Sparks Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).


ME Students Contribute to Evive Station Prototype through Capstone Course ME Students Contribute to Evive Station Prototype through Capstone Course

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.


MNE Innovation Competition Enables Students to Bring Innovative Ideas to Life MNE Innovation Competition Enables Students to Bring Innovative Ideas to Life

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.


Frecker Named New Learning Factory Director Frecker Named New Learning Factory Director

September 05, 2012

Dr. Mary Frecker, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering, is set to lead the Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory at the conclusion of the 2012 fall semester.


Research in Responsive Origami Design Methods Granted $2M by National Science Foundation Research in Responsive Origami Design Methods Granted $2M by National Science Foundation

August 22, 2012

A $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) has been awarded to principal investigator (PI) Mary Frecker, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, to develop methods to design active origami structures to be used for applications in minimally invasive surgery, adaptive aircraft structures, reconfigurable robots and deployable space structures.


Penn State Collaboration Produces Design Software and License Penn State Collaboration Produces Design Software and License

October 25, 2011

Dr. Tim Simpson, Professor of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, and a team of students and faculty in aerospace, industrial and mechanical engineering, the College of Information Science and Technology, and the Applied Research Laboratory have developed a suite of multi-dimensional data visualization tools to support model-based engineering and design.


Dr. Timothy Simpson Wins Fred Merryfield Design Award Dr. Timothy Simpson Wins Fred Merryfield Design Award

April 19, 2011

Dr. Timothy Simpson, Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Director of the Learning Factory, has been chosen to receive the 2011 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Fred Merryfield Design Award based on his extraordinary leadership in engineering design.


Three MNE Faculty Elected ASME Fellows Three MNE Faculty Elected ASME Fellows

March 18, 2009

The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering is proud to announce that three members of its faculty have recently been elected Fellows of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME). This honor recognizes significant achievements in and contributions to the engineering profession.


Simpson Named AIAA Associate Fellow Simpson Named AIAA Associate Fellow

October 13, 2008

Dr. Timothy Simpson, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering and director of the Learning Factory, has been elected an associate fellow by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).