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Five engineering students earn top prizes at national STEM convention

12/18/2019

Five Penn State College of Engineering students received prizes for both their engineering and problem-solving skills at the 2019 Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) National Convention.

Engineering professor contributed to 'epidermal virtual reality' paper in Nature

12/12/2019

Xin Ning, an assistant professor of aerospace engineering at Penn State, contributed to a study published in November in Nature.

Engineering students building autonomous submarine for international competition

12/9/2019

A team of 21 undergraduate students at Penn State and six students at The Belgium Campus, a university in Pretoria, South Africa, are deep into a yearlong project that will culminate in an international competition in San Diego, California, in August 2020.

Aerospace expert to speak at Law, Policy, and Engineering Leadership Seminar

11/26/2019

How does engineering inform domestic and international aviation policy and law? What flight procedures reduce the environmental impact of aviation?

Aerospace engineer receives grant to make origami structures in space

11/12/2019

Xin Ning, assistant professor of aerospace engineering at Penn State, is applying the ancient folding art of origami to reconfigurable, multifunctional materials that could be used to build structures in harsh environments, such as outer space.

$1.5M grant will investigate use of robots on construction sites

11/8/2019

Robert Leicht, associate professor of architectural engineering, will lead a new $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate the use of robots on construction sites to provide needed relief for the waning workforce.

Lasting work: Penn State engineers help NASA go to Titan for mission 'Dragonfly'

9/24/2019

Three aerospace engineers are leading the Penn State team on an $850 million NASA mission spanning at least the next two decades. The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) leads the endeavor to investigate surface and atmospheric conditions of Saturn's largest moon.

Eight College of Engineering programs rise in U.S. News undergraduate rankings

9/11/2019

In the recently released 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Undergraduate Schools rankings, eight Penn State engineering specialty disciplines rose from last year's rankings, with five of the eight disciplines making significant jumps.

Research team receives grant to commercialize 3D-printed concrete system

8/14/2019

Researchers at Penn State believe that using 3D-printing technologies to transform concrete construction processes and add new capabilities may radically transform the construction industry and reduce its carbon footprint.

David Spencer named AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow

7/31/2019

David B. Spencer, professor of aerospace engineering at Penn State, has been awarded an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowship (STPF) with a placement at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.

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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

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