Department Contacts

Department Head Office

Department Head
Amy R. Pritchett

Department Head Staff Assistant
Debby Mayes

Undergraduate Program Office 

Professor in Charge of Undergraduate Programs
Robert Melton

Undergraduate Program Assistant
Amy Custer

Graduate Programs Office

Professor in Charge of Graduate Programs
Jack Langelaan

Graduate Programs Assistant
Maria Beaty

Information Technology Manager

Mark Catalano

Engineering Support Specialist

Ben Enders

Marketing and Communications

Chris Spallino

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The Penn State Department of Aerospace Engineering, established in 1961 and the only aerospace engineering department in Pennsylvania, is consistently recognized as one of the top aerospace engineering departments in the nation, and is also an international leader in aerospace education, research, and engagement. Our undergraduate program is ranked 15th and our graduate programs are ranked 15th nationally by U.S. News & World Report, while one in 25 holders of a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering in the U.S. earned it from Penn State. Our students are consistently among the most highly recruited by industry, government, and graduate schools nationwide.

The department is built upon the fundamentals of academic integrity, innovation in research, and commitment to the advancement of industry. Through an innovative curriculum and world-class instruction that reflects current industry practice and embraces future trends, Penn State Aerospace Engineering graduates emerge as broadly educated, technically sound aerospace engineers who will become future leaders in a critical industry

Department of Aerospace Engineering

229 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2569