Stutzman named engineering science student marshal


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – 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. Stutzman will receive a bachelor of science degree in engineering science and a minor in engineering mechanics.

He has chosen Abdalla Nassar, assistant research professor in Penn State’s Applied Research Laboratory (ARL), to be his faculty escort at the ceremony.

College of Engineering student marshals are selected for their outstanding academic achievements and contributions to engineering student life.

Stutzman, a native of Dalton, PA, is the son of Bruce and Susan Stutzman, also of Dalton. He is a 2014 graduate of Lackawanna Trail High School and was valedictorian of his class.

A Schreyer Scholar, Stutzman completed an honors thesis titled “Multi-Sensor Investigations of Optical Emissions and Their Relations to Directed Energy Deposition Processes and Quality.” He also conducted undergraduate research in the ARL, performing experiments, developing and implementing sensor setups, analyzing data and supporting the principal investigators.

Stutzman has been the recipient of multiple scholarships and awards while at Penn State: the Greater Scranton Penn State Alumni Association Chapter Scholarship, the Sam Y. and Myrna R. Zamrik Scholarship in Engineering Science and Mechanics, the Penn State Worthington Scranton Lion Ambassadors Scholarship, the Penn State Worthington Scranton Jazz Band/Chorale Scholarship, the Keith Grover Memorial Scholarship, the Thomson Scholarship, the Ray Alberigi Scholarship, the Pennsylvania Independent Automobile Dealers Association Scholarship and the Penn State Worthington Scranton Math Award.

While earning his undergraduate degree, Stutzman has been an active member of several organizations, clubs and societies, including the Penn State Worthington Scranton Lion Ambassadors; Tau Beta Pi; the Penn State Worthington Scranton Music Club (president, 2015-2016); and the Society for Engineering Science (secretary, 2017-2018). He was also part of the Honors Program at Penn State Worthington Scranton.

His extracurricular activities included serving as a chemistry, mathematics and physics tutor, and as a science mentor for college students.

Following graduation, Stutzman will pursue a doctoral degree in engineering science and mechanics at Penn State.


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Chris Spallino



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.

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