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Student engineers innovate passenger car seats with Ford
5/1/2018

A team of engineers worked diligently for months designing a new passenger car seat for the Ford Motor Company, harnessing years of education to create a finished prototype. But they weren't professionals working in Detroit -- the team members were all undergraduate seniors in the Penn State College of Engineering.

College of Engineering students show off their projects at the Capstone Design Project Showcase
4/30/2018

After fifteen weeks of hard work, College of Engineering students displayed their capstone design projects at the Spring 2018 Capstone Design Project Showcase held on April 26 at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Engineering Service Solutions
4/23/2018

Penn State's Enterprise Networking and Communication Services turned to engineering students to help improve the unit's service to the University community by sponsoring capstone projects through the Learning Factory.

Female students "take over" the Learning Factory on Ladies' Night
4/5/2018

The sound of whirring band saws, swinging hammers and the screeching of metal being cut filled the air at Penn State's Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory on March 20, the same as any other night. But there was one stark difference.

College of Engineering students show off their projects at the Capstone Design Project Showcase
12/11/2017

After fifteen weeks of hard work, College of Engineering students displayed their capstone design projects at the Fall 2017 Capstone Design Project Showcase held on December 7 at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Matthew Parkinson named director of the Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory
7/3/2017

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

Spring 2017 Showcase winners announced
5/3/2017

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.

 
 

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