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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.

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.

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