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Electrical engineering alumnus named Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow


When an unexpected change in jobs gave Kwesi Vincent, a 1999 Penn State graduate in electrical engineering, a chance to help students from underserved areas meet college math requirements, he quickly realized that he had a gift for teaching.

Engineering symposium highlights undergraduate research experiences


Undergraduate students from across Penn State and the world capped off their Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs with a research symposium on July 30.

Former faculty member and spouse commit $4 million to electrical engineering


Building on a long history of philanthropic dedication to engineering, former Penn State faculty member Raj Mittra and his wife, Jeannette Mittra, recently committed $4 million to Penn State’s Department of Electrical Engineering.

Research team receives grant to commercialize 3D-printed concrete system


Researchers at Penn State believe that using 3D-printing technologies to transform concrete construction processes and add new capabilities may radically transform the construction industry and reduce its carbon footprint.

From fire safety to lending money, FastTrack startup teams pursue solutions


Several new startups launched by community and student entrepreneurs, including one run by computer science and engineering students, recently graduated from the Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank FastTrack Accelerator.

Electrical engineering professor wins distinguished educator award


Douglas Werner, John L. and Genevieve H. McCain Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering, was recently presented with the 2019 Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S).

Barn owls may hold key to navigation and location


The way barn owl brains use sound to locate prey may be a template for electronic directional navigation devices, according to a team of Penn State engineers who are recreating owl brain circuitry in electronics.

Sophomore represents Penn State at innovation challenge in Israel


A Penn State entrepreneurship student majoring in computer science was part of a team that took third place at an Intel AI innovation challenge organized and hosted by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Penn State celebrates Apollo 11 anniversary with rocket launch, family event


NASA took “one giant leap” 50 years ago with the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first astronauts on the moon. To celebrate the anniversary of the mission’s launch, on Tuesday, July 16, Penn State will support an attempt by the U.S. Space and Rocket Center to break the Guinness World Record for most model rockets launched simultaneously.

Engineering professor awarded $1.1M grant to increase efficiency of organic LEDs


Chris Giebink, associate professor of electrical engineering at Penn State, has been awarded a two-year, $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for his research in organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).

Electrical engineering student receives Erickson Discovery Grant


Electrical engineering student Lindsey Goodnight has always known she wanted to contribute to the medical field. Now, with the help of a 2019 Erickson Discovery Grant, she is on her way to conducting research that will do just that. 

Assistant professor receives Outstanding Young Author Award


Abhronil Sengupta, assistant professor of electrical engineering, has received the 2019 Outstanding Young Author Award from the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Circuits and Systems Society (CASS).

Penn State takes first, second place in international image-dehazing challenge


A team of Penn State graduate students, led by Vishal Monga, associate professor of electrical engineering, won first place in a worldwide image dehazing challenge, with another Penn State team placing second in the competition.

Computer science and engineering graduate wins award for doctoral dissertation


Kaisheng Ma, a 2018 Penn State alumnus of the doctoral computer science and engineering program, recently received the European Design and Automation Association's (EDAA) Ph.D. Outstanding Dissertation Award.

From teacher to engineer and back again


When Philip Graybill received his degree in music education in 2005, he never could have predicted that his career path would lead him to a doctorate in engineering. But 14 years later, as a doctoral candidate in Penn State’s electrical engineering department, Graybill has found a new application for his education background, as his passion for and experience in teaching have led him to receive the 2019 Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award.

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science names first professorship


A gift from Penn State alumnus Roger Liang and Annie Kuo, his spouse, will establish the first named professorship within Penn State’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS).

Werner receives ACES Computational Electromagnetics Award


Douglas Werner, the John L. and Genevieve H. McCain Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering, recently received the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Computational Electromagnetics Award.

Penn State is a Google AI Impact Grantee


Google announced today that Penn State is one of 20 organizations that will share $25 million in grants from, credit and consulting from Google Cloud and coaching by Google’s AI experts as a grantee of the Google AI Impact Challenge.

Zhang wins Humboldt Research Award


Qiming Zhang, distinguished professor of electrical engineering, has been named the recipient of a 2019 Humboldt Research Award. Zhang will use the resources provided by the award to develop a new cooling method known as high-efficiency solid-state electrocaloric (EC) cooling.

Computer engineering student and partners code inventive solution at HackPSU 2019


Computer engineering major Muayyad Safri and project teammates Taksh Anand and Michael Maslakowski claimed HackPSU 2019's top overall prize and also won top honors in the DragonBoard competition for their machine learning project called “Draw Assist,” which converts human speech into written text via machine language code.

Huang wins Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D Scholars Award


Shengxi Huang, assistant professor of electrical engineering, recently was named a winner of the Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D (WiSTEM2D) Scholars Award. She will receive $150,000 in funding and three years of mentorship from Johnson & Johnson toward her research on ubiquitous biosensing platforms.

Hofman named computer engineering student marshal for spring commencement


The department of computer science and engineering has named Daniel Hofman, a dual major in computer engineering and mathematics, as the student marshal for computer engineering.

Reed named data science student marshal for spring commencement


The department of computer science and engineering has named Jordan Reed, a data science major and dual mathematics and French minor, as the student marshal for data science.

Murphy named electrical engineering student marshal for spring commencement


Erica Murphy has been named the department of electrical engineering’s student marshal for Penn State’s spring commencement ceremony on May 3.

Sowers named computer science student marshal for spring commencement


The department of computer science and engineering has named Rosalie Sowers, a dual computer science and biochemistry and molecular biology major, as the student marshal for computer science.

When theory meets application: Using machine learning techniques for geothermal exploration


When Jing Yang, assistant professor of electrical engineering, began looking for practical applications to her machine learning research, partnering with Chris Marone, professor of geosciences, for his work on safe and efficient geothermal exploration and energy production was a perfect fit.

Student-engineered rocket creates launchpad for experience


After 18 months of painstaking design and construction, a team of engineers witnessed equipment they built take to the skies, attached to a rocket launched in Norway. But they weren’t NASA scientists - they were undergraduate students in the Penn State College of Engineering.

Nanyin Zhang named AIMBE fellow


Nanyin Zhang, Huck Professor of Brain Imaging and professor of electrical engineering, has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

Interdisciplinary researchers join forces to understand cancer progression


A 2019 Penn State Multidisciplinary Seed Grant is enabling collaborative research that will advance our understanding of the development and progression of cancer and other diseases.

DevPSU Summit to take place April 2 at University Park


DevPSU, a student-run program created by the Penn State student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, will host the first DevPSU Summit on April 2 from 7-9 p.m. in the Business Building Atrium to showcase the work of students from the DevPSU Startup Program.

School of EECS to host engineering summer camps for girls


Building on last year’s success, the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science will host two week-long summer camps designed to introduce girls to engineering.

Researchers look for successful end to power grid failures


Anyone who has experienced an extended power outage knows that the effects can go well beyond inconvenient and become outright dangerous. Luckily, with the help of a $999,000 NSF Cyber Physical Systems grant, Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, assistant professor in electrical engineering and principal investigator on the project, is working to prevent failures in the power grid and enable a quick recovery when they do occur.

Jiayu Chen receives Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award


Jiayu Chen, (’93 electrical engineering) has been named a recipient of a 2019 Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award.

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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 in 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.

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