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Matthew Parkinson named director of the Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory
Jul 3, 2017

Matthew Parkinson, professor of engineering design and mechanical engineering, has been named director of the Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory.

Matthew Parkinson named interim director of The Learning Factory
Aug 12, 2016

Matthew Parkinson, associate professor of engineering design, has been appointed interim director of the Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory.

Spring 2017 Showcase Winners Announced
May 3, 2017

The winners of the spring 2017 College of Engineering Design Showcase were announced on Thursday, April 27, at the Bryce Jordan Center. Winners were determined by panels of industry judges and selected from among 130 senior capstone design projects.

College of Engineering announces spring 2016 design showcase award recipients
5/2/2016

The winners of the spring 2016 College of Engineering Design Showcase were announced on Thursday, April 28, at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus of Penn State. A total of 130 senior capstone design projects were on display at the showcase, a culmination fo a semester-long effort by students to solve real-world problems posed by industry sponsors.

Projects for Amphenol Advanced Sensors, Maximus V take first at Design Showcase
12/14/2015

The winners of the fall Engineering Design Showcase were announced on Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Bryce Jordan Center.

New year will bring new leadership to the Learning Factory
11/10/2015

Maggie Slattery, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, will succeed Mary Frecker as director of the Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory starting Jan. 1, 2016.

PA Department of Community & Economic Development tours Learning Factory
7/27/2015

Carrie Lepore, Deputy Secretary of Marketing, Tourism, and Film in the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, visited the Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory on July 23.

College of Engineering announces winners of spring design showcase awards
5/5/2015

The winners of the spring Engineering Design Showcase were announced on Monday, May 4, at the Bryce Jordan Center. A total of 127 senior capstone design projects were on display at the showcase, a culmination of a semester-long effort by students to solve real-world problems posed by industry sponsors.

ArcelorMittal Steelton challenges students to help reduce waste footprint
4/10/2015

Global steel producer ArcelorMittal already defies popular expectation by making sustainability a key corporate value. The company's long carbon plant, based in Steelton, Pennsylvania, is taking their corporate mantra to heart by tasking first-year engineering students at Penn State with a real-world project.

Engineering students to show off design solutions at May 4 showcase
3/30/2015

Engineering students will display their solutions to industry-posed problems at the Engineering Design Showcase from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, May 4, at the Bryce Jordan Center

 
 

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