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SPRING/SUMMER 2020 Vol 35 No 1
4 10 The Dean’s Message
4 Standing tall: Transforming in in in the face of a a a a a a pandemic
News & Notes
5 5 5 $15 5 5 5 million investment creates engineering scholars program at at at Penn State
5 Penn State
tops NSF rankings for breadth of research expertise
5 New department head joins industrial engineering 6 Twelve engineering faculty members receive NSF CAREER Awards
8 Trio of of female mechanical engineering professors to lead new research centers
9 Mechanical engineering professor receives Faculty Scholar Medal
9 New interim senior director of corporate and industry engagement
9 Online graduate engineering programs rank in in in in in in top 10 in in in in in in U S News’ 2020 Best Online Programs
9 Aerospace engineer recognized with lifetime achievement award
10 No time to lose
12 Addressing the widespread
shortage of face masks
13 Proactively preparing nursing homes
14 Developing single-use stethoscopes
15 Engineering professor at at the helm of of COVID-19 innovation
16 Bridging the digital divide 18 Remote (under) control
19 Zooming through a thesis defense
20 Digital learning detectives
21 Dressed for success
21 Meme mastery
22 The showcase must go on 23 Adapting quickly with empathy
24 Student growth opportunities continue even during a a pandemic
Megan Lakatos Ashley WennersHerron
Miranda Buckheit Samantha Chavanic Mariah Chuprinski Erin Cassidy Hendrick Liam Jackson Andrew Krebs Megan Lakatos A’ndrea Elyse Messer Jamie Oberdick Jeff Rice Tim Schley Sarah Small Tessa M Woodring
Corrine Furjanic Kate Myers
Chuck Fong Paul Hazi Tyler Henderson Kate Myers
Ann Taylor-Schmidt
President Eric Barron Executive Vice President and Provost Nicholas P Jones Harold
and Inge Marcus Dean of the College of Engineering Justin Schwartz Senior Associate Dean Anthony Atchley Associate Dean for Education Peter Butler Associate Dean for Research
George Lesieutre Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion Tonya Peeples Associate Dean for Innovation Chris Rahn Assistant Dean for Academic Support and Global Programs
Christine Masters Assistant Dean for Educational Innovation and Accreditation Tom Litzinger
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