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Engineering student wins award at Society of Medical Decision Making conference


Zixuan Feng, doctoral student of industrial and manufacturing engineering at Penn State, won a presentation award at the 45th annual Society of Medical Decision Making meeting held Oct. 22-25 in Philadelphia.

Q&A: Enhancing physicians’ colonoscopy training for early cancer prevention


Using a $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, researchers from the College of Engineering and the College of Medicine will develop a novel colonoscopy training system that integrates automated personalized learning with a manikin embedded with sensors that may help make the routine procedure safer, more accurate and cost-efficient.

Learning Factory equips students with lifelong skills


Steven White Jr., engineering support specialist with the Learning Factory; Melina Trautman, fourth-year mechanical engineering student and Becca Baker, fourth-year industrial engineering student, discuss how the Learning Factory’s safety and skills training programs set students up for success during their time on campus and throughout their future careers.

Penn State partners with Gov. Shapiro to shape AI governance and strategy


With the growing impact of artificial intelligence, Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro has announced a partnership with Penn State to leverage faculty expertise and receive advisory support on artificial intelligence (AI)-related topics such as organizational strategy, risk assessment and governance.

$2.5 million gift to solidify vibrant future at Penn State Hillel


Inge Marcus, a longtime donor to the College of Engineering, committed $2.5 million to the Penn State Hillel Enrichment Fund. The fund was established in 2004 by Inge and her late husband, Harold "Hal" J. Marcus, to affirm the presence of Jewish life on campus and beyond. Hal graduated from Penn State in 1949 with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering.

Engineering graduate students recognized with University fellowships


The Graduate School at Penn State recognized 114 students as recipients of the 2023-24 University Graduate Fellowships and Distinguished Graduate Fellowships, including 22 students from the College of Engineering.

Thicker, denser, better: New electrodes may hold key to advanced batteries


To improve battery performance and production, Penn State researchers and collaborators have developed a new fabrication approach that could make for more efficient batteries that maintain energy and power levels, resulting in more energy-efficient electric vehicles.

Five engineering student teams honored in national airport design competition


Five student teams from Penn State’s Engineering Leadership Development program in the School of Engineering Design and Innovation earned recognition in the 17th-annual University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs, sponsored by the Transportation Research Board’s Airport Cooperative Research Program.

Center for Socially Responsible AI awards Big Ideas Grants to five projects


The Penn State Center for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence awarded more than $212,000 to advance five interdisciplinary research projects as part of its Big Ideas Grant program.

College of Engineering recognizes 2023 Early Career Award recipients


The Penn State College of Engineering will recognize 10 alumni with the Early Career Award for their achievements and demonstrated commitment to their professions, communities and Penn State at a ceremony on June 16 at University Park.

Penn State announces tenure-line faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2023


Tenured and tenure-line faculty promotions at Penn State, effective July 1, 2023, include more than 25 engineering faculty members.

Big Ten Academic Alliance Academic Leadership Program Fellows announced


The Big Ten Academic Alliance Academic Leadership Program announced six new 2023-24 fellows from Penn State, including two from the College of Engineering.

Penn State partners on $20M AI Institute for Societal Decision Making


Funded with a five-year, $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the new AI Institute for Societal Decision Making will improve the response to societal challenges such as disaster management and public health by creating human-centric AI tools to assist with critical decisions. Christopher Dancy, the Harold and Inge Marcus Industrial and Manufacturing Career Development Associate Professor in the Penn State College of Engineering, will lead one of the research thrusts of the institute.

Annual substance use conference examines stigma, opioid crisis


The Penn State Consortium on Substance Use and Addiction recently hosted its fourth annual conference in the HUB-Robeson Center at the University Park campus.

Engineering community mourns death of alumnus Peter Dal Pezzo


The University and the Penn State College of Engineering community are mourning the loss of industrial engineering alumnus and benefactor Peter R. Dal Pezzo, who died on March 28 in La Jolla, California.

Scarlett Miller selected as Administrative Fellow for 2023-2024


The Administrative Fellows Program offers Penn State faculty and staff the opportunity to work with senior University officers to gain knowledge and experiences pertaining to leadership in the academic community. Scarlett Miller, professor of engineering design, of industrial engineering and of mechanical engineering, was named one of three Fellows for the 2023-24 year.

College of Engineering names student marshals for spring 2023 commencement


The Penn State College of Engineering has named its student marshals for the spring 2023 commencement ceremony. One student is selected to represent each of the 14 majors associated with the college and the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program.

Engineering graduate students earn prizes at 2023 Graduate Exhibition


Seven Penn State engineering graduate students earned first-, second- or third-place prizes at the 2023 Graduate Exhibition, held March 20-24 on the University Park campus and online.

App to prevent allergy attacks wins first place in IdeaMakers Challenge


An app that can help prevent allergy attacks when ordering meals from restaurants was the winning idea in the 2023 Bardusch Family IdeaMakers Challenge, held March 22 during Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC.

Penn State Global announces 2022-23 faculty, staff, student awards


Madhura Patil, a fourth-year industrial engineering student and president of the Penn State Chapter of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, was among the 2022-23 Penn State Global Programs award recipients.

Workshop to explore artificial intelligence, machine learning for industry


Penn State experts and Pennsylvania industry leaders are invited to attend a workshop on April 19 to explore opportunities for bringing innovative artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions to the marketplace.

Penn State students place second in international systems engineering competition


A Penn State team placed second in the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)-Society for Health Systems FlexSim Student Simulation Competition.

Leonhard Center speaking contest showcases students’ communication skills


The Penn State College of Engineering’s Leonhard Center for Enhancement of Engineering Education held its biannual speaking contest on Feb. 7, showcasing students’ skills in translating technical knowledge into engaging presentations.

Eleven alumni to receive College of Engineering's highest honor


Eleven Penn State engineering graduates have been selected to receive the College of Engineering’s Outstanding Engineering Alumni Awards. The ceremony will take place on March 13 at The Penn Stater.

Five engineers recognized with NSF early career awards


Five faculty members in Penn State’s College of Engineering were recognized with National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards. Each project ranges in duration from three and a half to five years, funded by grants worth roughly $500,000.

2023 NSF CAREER Award: Christopher Dancy


Christopher Dancy, Harold and Inge Marcus Industrial and Manufacturing Career Development Associate Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and of Computer Science and Engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering, earned a five-year, $581,257 NSF CAREER Award for a project titled “SocioCulturally Competent Agents to Study and Improve Human-AI Interaction.”?

Annual Substance Use and Addiction Conference to be held May 1 Subheading: Researchers, students and community members encouraged to attend


The Social Science Research Institute’s Consortium on Substance Use and Addiction will host its fourth annual conference, “Evidence to Impact,” in-person and via Zoom on from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 1 in the HUB-Robeson Center at the University Park campus.

Penn State researchers reflect on pandemic-resilient health care facility design 


Sadan Kulturel-Konak, who holds an affiliate faculty position in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, collaborated to reimagine health care facilities in the face of pandemics and other mass casualty situations.

Alumni-owned barber-wear startup SLCKR experiences growth in 2022


College of Engineering alumnus Tyler Tracy used a Penn State Summer Founders grant to co-found a barber wear startup called SLCKR.

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