Kathryn Jablokow, a professor of engineering design and mechanical engineering at Penn State Great Valley who also has appointments at Penn State University Park in the department of mechanical engineering and the School of Engineering Design and Innovation, will serve as on the American Society of Mechanical Engineering's Board of Governors as one of 12 members overseeing all the society's activities.
Joanna DeFranco, associate professor of software engineering and associate director of Penn State World Campus’ Doctor of Engineering program, is working with researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology to develop the Secure Federated Data Sharing system, which allows secure data access where the data resides, rather than exchanging or being centrally stored.
Aditya Mathkar isn’t afraid to admit he wasn’t always the best student during his undergraduate years, he said. But his graduate education and new role as an alliance lead at iLink Digital are a much different story, a success he credits to the environment at Penn State Great Valley.
Penn State Great Valley’s MNGMT 897 Global Immersion course trip to Strasbourg, France, took a while to get off the ground — literally. The course was first offered in spring 2020, but, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the international travel component was canceled just three days before the class was set to leave the United States. Three years later, Great Valley was able to hold the course with a successful trip abroad.
Kathryn Jablokow, professor of engineering design and mechanical engineering, recently received a prestigious National Science Foundation Director’s Award as part of the team that created the Engineering Research Initiation program.