Electrical Engineering Safety

In the Department of Electrical Engineering, you may be working with specialized equipment requiring specific safety training e.g. high and low voltage electrical components/systems, lasers, X-rays, etc., or perhaps with chemicals that require training for safe use and proper disposal. This training is required and provided before you are allowed to work in the labs. See your Safety Officer for details.

Safety Commitment

The Department of Electrical Engineering is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its students, faculty and staff. Our department will strive to increase awareness of safety issues, encourage, support and, when necessary, require safety training for all educational, research, and service activities conducted in our facilities. We have established an EE Safety Committee, which is chaired by the EE department head and includes several faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students. Our department’s safety officer is JR Watson, who also serves on this committee. We are committed through leadership, faculty, staff and student participation to:

  • Creating and maintaining a safe and healthful work and educational environment.
  • Continuously improving our safety program and performance.
  • Abiding by all applicable laws, regulations and University policies.
  • Integrating safety into our daily activities, decision making and planning.
  • Providing resources and training along with continuously communicating our safety policy to all students, staff, faculty and affected parties.
  • Continuously measuring our progress and making adjustments as necessary.

Each of us plays a vital role in the completion of work in a safe manner. Faculty, staff and student recommendations to improve safety and health conditions are encouraged, and all will be given thorough consideration by our safety committees and leaders. Our commitment is to foster and support a safety culture that provides information and training, identifies risks and proactively addresses those risks before they become injuries or accidents. Please feel free to contact the Department’s safety officer (JR Watson) or the Department Head (Kultegin Aydin) at any time if you have concerns about safety policies or practices.

Department Safety Officer

JR Watson
111D EE West



The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was created in the spring of 2015 to allow greater access to courses offered by both departments for undergraduate and graduate students in exciting collaborative research fields.

We offer B.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering and data science and graduate degrees (master's degrees and Ph.D.'s) in electrical engineering and computer science and engineering. EECS focuses on the convergence of technologies and disciplines to meet today’s industrial demands.

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The Pennsylvania State University

207 Electrical Engineering West

University Park, PA 16802


Department of Computer Science and Engineering


Department of Electrical Engineering