group of professors and students in industrial setting

Other Facilities

In addition to the Learning Factory, there are many facilities on campus that support the Capstone Design Program and departmental design projects. 

Facility Department Location Hours Point of Contact
Fabrication Lab (Fab Lab) Agricultural & Biological Engineering 132 Ag Engineering Building 7:30am - 4:30pm M-F Randall Bock
Biomedical Engineering Shop Biomedical Engineering 110 Chemical and Biomedical Eng. Bldg. 8:00am - 5:00pm M-F Gene Gerber
Factory for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Leonhard Building, 1st Floor 8:00am - 5:00pm M-F Charles Purdum
Mechanical Engineering Machine Shop Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering 23 Reber Building 8:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 5:00pm M-F Jamie Shade
SEDI Make Spaces School of Engineering Design and Innovation 303-316 Hammond Building 8:00am - 5:00pm M-F Mike Gorta


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