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Mentoring Program

The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering (MNE) and the Penn State Mechanical Engineering Society (PSMES) jointly sponsor the Mechanical Engineering Mentoring Program to facilitate the professional development of mechanical engineering students by providing guidance, counsel and networking opportunities. Mentors interact with their student mentees on a one-to-one basis using an agreed-upon method of communication.

Become a Mentor

To participate in the mentoring program, PSMES members can register online, noting their educational background, career path, hobbies, and interests (students fill out a similar survey). Using this information, PSMES makes a match and notifies the mentor and student. The student is asked to make initial contact. If either the student or the mentor ever feels that the match is ineffective, a new match can be made upon request. The mentoring relationship is also formally re-evaluated at the end of the first year.

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The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. We serve more than 1,000 undergraduate students and more than 330 graduate students

We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering. MNE's strength is in offering hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519