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Jessica Menold

Assistant Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs
  • Engineering Design
  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

213V Hammond Building

jdm5407@psu.edu

Research Areas:

Engineering Design

Interest Areas:

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2013
  • Ph D, Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2017

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Jessica Menold and Kathryn W Jablokow, 2018, "Exploring the effects of cognitive style diversity and self-efficacy beliefs on final design attributes in student design teams", Design Studies
  • Jessica Menold, Timothy W Simpson and Kathryn W Jablokow, 2018, "The prototype for X framework: exploring the effects of a structured prototyping framework on functional prototypes", Research in Engineering Design
  • Jessica Menold, Kathryn W Jablokow and Timothy W Simpson, 2018, "The Prototype for X Framework: Assessing Impact on Self-Reported Prototyping Behavior of Student Designers", Journal of Mechanical Design
  • Tobias Mahan, Nicholas A. Meisel, Christopher McComb and Jessica Menold, 2018, "Pulling at the Digital Thread: Exploring the Tolerance Stack Up Between Automatic Procedures and Expert Strategies in Scan to Print Processes", Journal of Mechanical Design
  • Elizabeth Starkey, Jessica Menold and Scarlett Rae Miller, 2018, "When are designers willing to take risks? How concept creativity and prototype fidelity influence perceived risk", Journal of Mechanical Design
  • Jessica Menold, Kathryn W Jablokow and Timothy W Simpson, 2017, "Prototype for X (PFX): A holistic framework for structuring prototyping methods to support engineering design", Design Studies, 50, pp. 70--112
  • Jessica Menold, Kathryn W Jablokow, DANIEL M Ferguson, Senay Purzer and MATTHEW W Ohland, 2016, "The Characteristics of Engineering Innovativeness: A Cognitive Mapping and Review of Instruments", International Journal of Engineering Education, 32, (1A), pp. 64--83
  • Philip M Reeves, Sarah E Zappe, Elizabeth C Kisenwether, D Jake Follmer and Jessica Menold, 2015, "Comparisons of Faculty and Student Definitions of Entrepreneurship", The Journal of Engineering Entrepreneurship, 6, (2), pp. 25--43

Conference Proceedings

  • Tobias Mahan, Brenna Doyle, Nicholas A. Meisel and Jessica Menold, 2018, "Pulling at the Digital Thread: Exploring the Tolerance Stack Up in Scan to Print Processes", pp. V007T06A048--V007T06A048
  • Elizabeth M Starkey, Jessica Menold and Scarlett Rae Miller, 2018, "When Are Designers Willing to Take Risks? How Concept Creativity and Prototype Fidelity Influence Perceived Risk", pp. V007T06A049--V007T06A049
  • Jessica Menold, Catherine Berdanier, Christopher McComb, Emma Hocker and Lisa Gardner, 2018, "“Thus, I had to go with what I had”: A Multiple Methods Exploration OF Novice Designers’Articulation of Prototyping Decisions", pp. V007T06A047--V007T06A047
  • Christopher McComb, Catherine Berdanier and Jessica Menold, 2018, "Design Practica as Authentic Assessments in First-year Engineering Design Courses", engrXiv
  • Jessica Menold, Kathryn W Jablokow, Timothy W Simpson and Rafael Seuro, 2017, "Evaluating the Discriminatory Value and Reliability of Ideation Metrics for Their Application to Concept Development and Prototyping", pp. V007T06A034--V007T06A034
  • Jessica Menold, Kathryn W Jablokow, Timothy W Simpson and Emily Waterman, 2016, "The Prototype for X (PFX) Framework: Assessing Its Impact on Students’ Prototyping Awareness"
  • Jessica Menold and Michael P Alley, 2016, "Effectively teaching presentations to large numbers of engineering and science students", pp. 1--3
  • Jessica Menold, Timothy W Simpson and Kathryn W Jablokow, 2016, "The Prototype for X (PFX) Framework: Assessing the Impact of PFX on Desirability, Feasibility, and Viability of End Designs", pp. V007T06A040--V007T06A040
  • Carlye Lauff, Jessica Menold and Meg L Small, 2016, "Two Design Cases Exploring Development of Social Emotional Learning Solutions"
  • Jessica Menold and Kathryn W Jablokow, 2015, "Using an Instrument Blueprint to Support the Rigorous Development of New Surveys and Assessments in Engineering Education"
  • Jessica Menold, Phil Reeves and Liz Kisenwether, 2015, "Best Practices in Survey Development for the Evaluation of Student Gains from Entrepreneurship Programs and Classes", pp. 1
  • Jessica Menold, Kathryn W Jablokow, Elizabeth C Kisenwether and Sarah E Zappe, 2015, "Exploring the Impact of Cognitive Preferences on student receptivity to design thinking"
  • Jessica Menold, Lydia Weizler, Yan Liu, Sven G Bilen and Scarlett Rae Miller, 2015, "Identifying end-user requirements for communication systems in disadvantaged environments", pp. 284--291
  • Kathryn W Jablokow, Senay Purzer, Daniel Ferguson, Matthew Ohland and Jessica Menold, 2015, "Identifying Key Factors of Engineering Innovativeness"
  • Senay Purzer, Kathryn W Jablokow, Daniel Ferguson, Matthew Ohland and Jessica Menold, 2014, "Collaborative Research: Identifying and Assessing Key Factors of Engineering Innovativeness", 24, pp. 1
  • Jessica Menold, Kathryn W Jablokow, S Purzer, D Ferguson and M Ohland, 2014, "A critical review of measures of innovativeness", pp. 1--17
  • Philip M Reeves, Sarah E Zappe, Elizabeth C Kisenwether, Jake Follmer and Jessica Menold, 2014, "Assessment of a new university-wide entrepreneurship and innovation minor"
  • Daniel Ferguson, Senay Purzer, Matthew W Ohland, Kathryn W Jablokow and Jessica Menold, 2014, "Characterizing engineering innovativeness through a modified Delphi Study", pp. 1--4

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About

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