students working on project on shop floor
 

Learning Factory Faculty and Staff

Program Administrators

For questions about the Learning Factory and the Capstone Design Program, please contact:

photo of matthew parkinson

Matthew Parkinson, Learning Factory Director
814-863-9079
mbp11@psu.edu

Cindy Winkelblech

Cindy Winkelblech, Industry Relations Coordinator
(814) 863-6380
ckb2@psu.edu

William Genet

Bill Genet, Learning Factory Supervisor
(814) 863-6337
wlg10@psu.edu

Rob McAllister

Rob McAllister, Learning Factory Supervisor
(814) 867-5335
rgm14@psu.edu

Project Coordinators

For questions about a project in a specific department, please contact:

Biomedical Engineering

Daniel Hayes

Daniel Hayes
814-865-0780
djh195@psu.edu

Chemical Engineering

Esther Gomez

Esther Gomez
814-863-6229
ewg10@psu.edu

Computer Engineering

Lennart Bilen

Lennart Bilén
814-863-7323
lxb50@psu.edu

Computer Science

Al Verbanec

Al Verbanec
814-863-1469
acv@psu.edu

Engineering Design

Sven Bilen

Sven Bilén
814-863-1526
sgb100@psu.edu

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Mike Erdman

Mike Erdman
814-863-9074
ame17@psu.edu

Electrical Engineering

Tim Wheeler

Tim Wheeler
814-863-5403
tfw1@psu.edu

Energy Engineering

professor Samih Eser

Semih Eser
814-863-1392
sxe2@psu.edu

Industrial Engineering

Charles Purdum

Charles Purdum
814-865-5345
clp73@psu.edu

Material Science and Engineering

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R. Allen Kimel
814-865-5397
rak189@psu.edu

Mechanical Engineering

Gary Neal

Gary Neal
814-863-5468
gln103@psu.edu

Nuclear Engineering

Arthur Motta
814-865-0036
atm2@psu.edu

Student Teaching Assistants

Doug Bancroft

Doug Bancroft

Doug Bancroft

Alex Banfield

Mark Cecco

Mark Cecco

Dylan Combs

Dylan Combs

Ashley Davis

Ashley Davis

Evan Dillen

Evan Dillen

Adam Haelsig

Adam Haelsig

Natalia Nigay

Natalia Nigay

Tori Roberts

Tori Roberts

Josh Stroup

Josh Stroup

Aaron Wilhelm

Aaron Wilhelm

 
 

About

Our mission is to help bring the real-world into the classroom by providing engineering students with practical hands-on experience through industry-sponsored and client-based capstone design projects. Since its inception, the Learning Factory has completed more than 1,800 projects for more than 500 different sponsors, and nearly 9,000 engineering students at Penn State University Park participated in such a project.

The Learning Factory

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802