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Engineering students present final projects at Capstone Design Project Showcase


After a semester of hard work, senior engineering students presented their capstone design projects at the fall 2019 College of Engineering Capstone Design Project Showcase on Dec. 12 at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Five engineering students earn top prizes at national STEM convention


Five Penn State College of Engineering students received prizes for both their engineering and problem-solving skills at the 2019 Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) National Convention.

Engineering students building autonomous submarine for international competition


A team of 21 undergraduate students at Penn State and six students at The Belgium Campus, a university in Pretoria, South Africa, are deep into a yearlong project that will culminate in an international competition in San Diego, California, in August 2020.

HackPSU top prize goes to interdisciplinary team for collaboration software


Students from across the state traveled to University Park on Nov. 2 for HackPSU, a 24-hour hackathon in which students compete for prizes by developing ideas that use software to solve real-life problems.

Applied Optoelectronics and Photonics Lab takes top Tech Tournament honors


To most people, improving antireflection coatings (ARCs) usually doesn't hit the "to-do list." Good thing the world has folks like Chris Giebink, associate professor of electrical engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering.

Electrical engineering major named College of Engineering's fall student marshal


Alissa Smith, a Penn State senior majoring in electrical engineering and physics, has been named the College of Engineering's student marshal for the fall 2019 commencement ceremony, which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 21.

Professor leads national workshop, authors cybersecurity report for White House


Patrick McDaniel, the William L. Weiss Chair in Information and Communications Technology in the Penn State College of Engineering, was selected by the National Science and Technology Council in coordination with the Executive Office of the President of the United States to lead a technical workshop on June 4-6 with experts from across the nation on cybersecurity.

Computer science and engineering professor receives $3.5M NSF grant


In order to share, integrate and analyze research, scientists from many disciplines rely on Galaxy, a scientific workflow-management system. Despite its popularity, the system currently is not compatible with technology that would increase its speed and expand its functionality. Now, Mahmut Kandemir, professor of computer science and engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering, is working to integrate that technology and improve the capabilities of Galaxy.

Symposium to explore the future of solar energy


A symposium on the future of solar energy will feature experts from Penn State as well as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of California (UC) Merced, and Princeton University. The event will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12 in 100 Life Sciences Building. The symposium is free and open to the public.

Q&A with Eugene McFeely, senior director for veterans affairs and services


As Penn State prepares to celebrate the opening of its new, $4 million Student Veteran Center, Penn State Today sat down with the man who’s spearheaded that effort, Eugene McFeely, to talk about his thoughts and goals for the new center.

New photonic liquid crystals could lead to next-generation displays


A new technique to change the structure of liquid crystals could lead to the development of fast-responding liquid crystals suitable for next generation displays.

Electrical engineering professor named to Roell Early Career Professorship


Rongming Chu, associate professor of electrical engineering, was recently appointed to the Thomas and Sheila Roell Early Career Professorship in Engineering.

World War II pilot discusses his 69 missions flying C-54s over 'The Hump'


Garrett "Mitch" Mitchell, age 97, piloted C-54 Skymaster transport planes during World War II, logging 69 missions from India to China and back.

Record-setting regional finish leads to spot in national cyber competition


Six students from Penn State celebrated a second-place finish in the northeast regional competition of the Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition secured a spot in the upcoming national competition in Rochester, New York, Nov. 22-24.

Lockheed Martin Space engineer receives Early Career Alumni Award


After a difficult semester as a first-year student at Penn State in the fall of 2012, Renee Frohnert almost gave up on electrical engineering. Fortunately, she persevered, and ultimately thrived, graduating with a high grade-point average and excellent job offers.

College of Engineering programs rank in U.S. News 'Best Global Universities'


Several of Penn State's programs in the College of Engineering have made a strong showing, nationally and worldwide, in the recently released U.S. News & World Reports "Best Global Universities" for 2020.

Computer science, music alumnus to be recognized by the College of Arts and Architecture


The College of Arts and Architecture will honor eight alumni, including computer science and music alumnus Michael Shutz, during its annual Alumni Awards Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 1, at 4:15 p.m. in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art. 

Five new faculty join the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


Five new faculty members joined the Penn State School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) this fall.

Electrical engineering professor named Invent Penn State's 2019 Inventor of the Year


Penn State student and faculty research innovations and discoveries with potential to have a significant impact on the world might begin in the lab or a classroom, but they don't stay there. The work continues to advance and be strengthened by Invent Penn State's unyielding commitment to a robust startup ecosystem that helps move their ideas to market.

Nanoporous Antireflection Coatings secures $75,000 in tech tournament


Twelve early-stage startups and inventors took the stage for the 2019 Invent Penn State Venture and IP Conference Tech Tournament to make their pitch for up to $75,000 in cash to help their organizations take the next step to commercialization.

Engineers Without Borders partners with Namutamba community in Uganda


Undergraduate students from the Penn State chapter of Engineers Without Borders have launched a collaboration with the Namutamba community in Uganda to improve the community’s access to potable water.

Magana overcomes odds to succeed after emigrating from Mexico


Gabriela “Gabby” Gonzalez Magana, a Penn State senior majoring in computer engineering with a concentration in robotics, has traveled a long and winding road — today she serves as an mentor for girls studying STEM related subjects.

Eight College of Engineering programs rise in U.S. News undergraduate rankings


In the recently released 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Undergraduate Schools rankings, eight Penn State engineering specialty disciplines rose from last year’s rankings, with five of the eight disciplines making significant jumps.

Engineering faculty, staff, alumni to be honored for exceptional contributions


Faculty, staff and alumni of the Penn State College of Engineering will be recognized for their outstanding teaching, research, advising and service at a ceremony on October 21 at 2:00 p.m. at Penn State University Park’s Hintz Family Alumni Center.

Five Penn State researchers awarded grants by Kaufman Foundation


The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation -- a supporting organization of The Pittsburgh Foundation, which works to improve the quality of life in the Pittsburgh region -- has selected two projects led by Penn State researchers to receive New Initiatives grants.

Electrical engineering professor receives NSF CAREER Award


Minghui Zhu, associate professor of electrical engineering, has been awarded a five-year, $500,000 NSF CAREER Award to develop solutions that promote privacy while allowing cyber-physical systems to successfully accomplish control tasks.

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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.

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