EE undergrad shares $10K Lemelson-MIT ‘Use it!’ student prize
5/19/2015 – The Lemelson-MIT Program announced today (May 19) that Justin Keenan and Kevin Paroda, both undergraduate students in the College of Engineering at Penn State, are winners in the Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize Competition.
The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize Competition honors promising collegiate inventors around the country and the "Use it!" award recognizes students working on technology-based inventions that can improve consumer devices and tools. Read more »
Three EECS faculty members granted tenure, promotion
5/19/2015 – Electrical Engineering’s Sven Bilén and Vishal Monga and Computer Science and Engineering’s Sean Hallgren were recently promoted within their respective departments in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Engineering. Read more »
Tadigadapa helps with invention of low-cost MRI scanner for the developing world
5/15/2015 – Infant hydrocephalus is an abnormality that has devastating effects if untreated. Often called “water on the brain,” the malady develops when the cerebrospinal fluid that normally protects the brain increases as a result of a blockage in the normal flow of fluid to areas where it can be absorbed.
The increasing pressure of the fluid expands ventricles that push against the brain tissue, causing brain damage, blindness, and eventually, in many cases, death. Read more »
Urbina brings students to Peru as part of Pathway Fellows program
5/12/2015 – Jordan Smith of Frederick, Maryland, is excitedly nervous for his trip to Peru. He has spent the past year learning Spanish and about Peruvian culture, in addition to taking the regular sophomore mechanical engineering course load.
Smith and 10 of his College of Engineering peers are leaving for Peru this month to attend classes at the Universidad de ESAN (UESAN) in Lima and work on an electrical engineering project with their Peruvian peers at the university. Read more »