Get Involved

The engineering science and mechanics department values the experiences and perspectives of our alumni who have gone on to pursue successful careers in industry, academia, and government. We rely on alumni counsel to keep our curriculum modern, and to arm our students with the most cutting-edge insight. Additionally, we aim to partner many of our students with alumni mentors as they are seeking guidance on their future career goals.

We invite alumni to connect with the department, especially those who wish to:

  • Serve as an industry liaison
  • Serve on an advisory council
  • Speak to current students and faculty

If you are interested in becoming an alumni mentor, classroom speaker, or member of the alumni advisory council, please contact us at 814-863-7966 or

Additional Volunteer Opportunities

The Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS) sponsors numerous initiatives throughout the year, and we encourage alumni to volunteer to make these events and programs successful.

  • Student Mentoring: Volunteer to be paired as an alumni mentor to an undergraduate student.
  • Resumania: Held in conjunction with Penn State's Career Fair each fall, Resumania provides students with access to alumni who can review resumes and provide valuable career guidance.
  • PSEAS Faculty/Staff Awards: Help PSEAS in the annual selection process to recognize outstanding teachers, advisers, researchers, and support staff in the College of Engineering.
  • Penn State Regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest: Held in February, this annual competition challenges students to move beyond traditional problem solving and use innovative ideas, unconventional problem-solving skills and storytelling to design a machine that completes a simple task in a complex manner. Alumni volunteers are needed to help with judging, timekeeping, program distribution, and other tasks.

For more information on how to get involved with PSEAS, contact Lisa Spicer, coordinator for alumni, development, and advancement, at or 814-865-4523.



The Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) is an internationally distinguished department that is recognized for its globally competitive excellence in engineering and scientific accomplishments, research, and educational leadership.

Our Engineering Science program is the official undergraduate honors program of the College of Engineering, attracting the University’s brightest engineering students. We also offer graduate degrees in ESM, engineering mechanics, engineering at the nano-scale, and an integrated undergraduate/graduate program.

Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

212 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4523