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Renata Engel named vice provost for Online Education


Renata Engel has been appointed as Penn State’s vice provost for Online Education, after having served in that position in an interim capacity since 2017.

Targeting strategy may open door to better cancer drug delivery


Bioengineers may be able to use the unique mechanical properties of diseased cells, such as metastatic cancer cells, to help improve delivery of drug treatments to the targeted cells, according to a team of researchers at Penn State.

Researchers receive $535K to manufacture metal parts for naval applications


Penn State researchers have received more than $535,000 to install a state-of-the-art "super-finishing lab" for 3D-printed metal parts.

MD/PhD student Scott Tucker honored at Pediatric Research Day


Penn State College of Medicine MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program student Scott Tucker was honored with the 2018 Young Investigator Award at Penn State Children's Hospital's Pediatric Research Day held May 28.

ESM alumna receives Early Career Recognition Award


Abby Dodson ('12 E SC), product engineer-seating at Lear Corporation, was recently named the Fall 2018 Engineering Science and Mechanics Early Career Recognition Award recipient.

Flexible, highly efficient multimodal energy harvesting


A 10-fold increase in the ability to harvest mechanical and thermal energy over standard piezoelectric composites may be possible using a piezoelectric ceramic foam supported by a flexible polymer support, according to Penn State researchers.

Lakhtakia honored with Evan Pugh Professorship


Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Charles Godfrey Binder Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics, was one of four Penn State professors who were recently named Evan Pugh Professors.

Wu receives Thomas and June Beaver Fund Award


Mengxi Wu, Ph.D. candidate in engineering science and mechanics, was selected as the 2017-2018 recipient of the Thomas and June Beaver Fund Award from the Penn State Graduate School.

CNEU Nanotechnology Summer School to aid students impacted by Hurricane Maria


The Penn State Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization recently received funding from the National Science Foundation to establish a Nanotechnology Summer School at Penn State to aid students from the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao who were adversely affected by Hurricane Maria.

Stutzman named student marshal for spring 2018 commencement


Christopher Stutzman has been selected as the student marshal for the engineering science baccalaureate degree program at the Penn State College of Engineering spring commencement ceremony on May 4.

College of Engineering dean receives FMD John Bardeen Award from TMS


Justin Schwartz, Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering, Penn State, recently received the 2018 FMD John Bardeen Award from the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society.

Leading the way to better baobab processing


During spring break, Jess Hunter, Michaella Caruso, Annemarie Phandinh and Patrick Duda, four Engineering Leadership Development (ELD) minor students, traveled to Nairobi to deliver their capstone project to a contact who is developing a business manufacturing baobab fruit powders and oils.

Global student spotlight: Michaella Caruso


Michaella Caruso always knew she wanted to study abroad in college. Now in her junior year at Penn State, she has already studied abroad three times - to China, France and Kenya.

Study of climate change could lead to understanding future of infectious disease


Over the past 34 years, rainfall in Uganda has decreased by about 12 percent even though many of the global climate models predict an increase in rainfall for the area, according to an international team of researchers. Rainfall levels in Uganda impact agriculture, food security, wildlife habitats and regional economics as well as the prevalence of certain diseases.

Faust named 2018 Outstanding Engineering Alumna by the Penn State College of Engineering


Barbara Covolus Faust (’64 E SC), retired program manager from Lockheed Martin, has been named a 2018 Outstanding Engineering Alumna by the Penn State College of Engineering.

Hillman and Bakis awarded Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grant by College


Effective numerical methods for actually simulating the three-dimensional fracture process of composites remain elusive, but a pair of Penn State researchers have received a Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grant from the College of Engineering to develop and experimentally validate a novel computational model that could simulate and predict complex fracture behavior of heterogeneous materials.

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