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Professor elected to Chinese Academy of Engineering


Bruce Logan, Evan Pugh University Professor in Engineering and Kappe Professor of Environmental Engineering at Penn State, has been admitted to the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference to be held Dec. 11-13


Transportation professionals from around the country will gather at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center for the 25th?annual Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference (TESC).

Scholar alumnus spurring conversation about sustainability among students


Joseph Kasprzyk grew up in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, where his father worked for several area newspapers covering local issues such as public transportation or water and sewer authorities.

Engineering faculty members named 2019 Highly Cited Researchers


The newly released Web of Science Group 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list features four Penn State College of Engineering faculty members.

Outstanding Engineering Alumnus to Deliver Distinguished Civil and Environmental Alumni Lecture


Robert W. Felsburg, retired president and chair of Felsburg Holt & Ullevig (FHU), will deliver the seventh annual Distinguished Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, in 104 Keller Building at University Park.

Civil and environmental engineering head named president of Geo-Institute


Patrick Fox, the John A. and Harriette K. Shaw Professor and head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Penn State, was recently promoted to president of the Geo-Institute (G-I), one of nine specialty institutes of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

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.

Urban development reduces flash flooding chances in arid West


Urban development in the eastern United States results in an increase in flash flooding in nearby streams, but in the arid West, urbanization has just the opposite effect, according to a Penn State researcher, who suggests there may be lessons to be learned from the sharp contrast.

Schreyer Honors College to host sustainability-minded entrepreneur


Edmund Dimalanta, the founder and chief executive officer of D&G Pacific, will speak at Penn State on Nov. 13 about sustainability in his native Philippines.

Civil engineering alumnus who helped create Nittany Lion Shrine also accomplished WWII veteran


In this special military appreciation Throwback Thursday, Penn State remembers and honors the life and achievements of Col. David E. Pergrin, a Penn Stater who played a key role in creating the Nittany Lion Shrine, and a veteran who served in one of the most decorated U.S. Army units of World War II.

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.

Isett Professorship to advance civil and environmental engineering


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Penn State has received a $1 million estate commitment to establish the Barry and Shirley Isett Professorship in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Penn State to study integration of automated driving systems into work zones


The Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute (LTI) will lead a group of Penn State researchers studying how to safely integrate automated driving systems into work zones.

Civil engineer leads $3M project to study eroding Alaskan coastline


The Arctic sea is consuming Alaska's coastline. Since 1955, the rising water has eroded more than 300 meters of permafrost -- the frozen soil that helps protect the Arctic's delicately balanced ecosystem. It also serves as the foundation upon which hundreds of villages and thousands of people exist.

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.

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.

Penn State researchers lead the way in Water-Energy-Food research in Africa


Three Penn State researchers recently received $250,000 in University Strategic Plan seed funding to address global Water-Energy-Food (WEF) challenges.

Engineering alumnus makes $2.5 million commitment to facilities expansion


Civil engineering alumnus Andrew Kartalis and his wife, Katherine, have made a $2.5 million estate commitment to the College of Engineering's planned facilities expansion.

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