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Learning Factory Faculty and Staff

Program Administrators

Please contact one of the following if you have questions about the Learning Factory Capstone Design Project Program.  Please contact Bill Genet if you have questions about the Learning Factory Shop located in Engineering Services Building.

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

Cindy Winkelblech

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

Contact Cindy to discuss your project's financial sponsorship support (gift/donation).

 

Jesse Torba

Jesse Torba, Industry Relations Coordinator
(814) 865-5273
jjt5008@psu.edu

Contact Jesse to discuss project ideas.

Jess Menold

Jessica Menold, Associate Director for Outreach and Inclusion
jdm5407@psu.edu

Learning Factory Shop Supervisors

William Genet

Bill Genet
(814) 863-6337
wlg10@psu.edu

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Steven White
(814) 867-5335
srw227@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

 Computer Engineering

 Oren Gall

Oren Gall
814-863-5142
ozg1@psu.edu

Computer Science

Al Verbanec

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

Engineering Design

Timothy Simpson

Timothy Simpson
814-865-2952
tws8@psu.edu

Electrical Engineering

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David Cubanski
814-359-6290
djc24@psu.edu

Energy Engineering

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

Industrial Engineering

Charles Purdum

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

 

Material Science and Engineering

R. Allen Kimel

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

Mechanical Engineering

Gary Neal

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

 

 

 

 
 

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