Kathryn Jablokow, associate professor of engineering design and mechanical engineering at Penn State Great Valley, has had a passion for design engineering her whole life. Now she is shifting her research focus to the corporate world, thanks to a recent grant from the National Science Foundation.
Purchasing a $60,000 video robot to inspect stormwater pipes didn’t fit into the budget for one Pennsylvania municipality, so officials turned to students in Penn State's Philadelphia regional engineering degree. They delivered Stormbot on time and way, way under budget.
Eight undergraduate Penn State engineering students presented their senior capstone projects to a crowd of 50 guests at the inaugural Design Expo on the Penn State Great Valley campus in Malvern on Wednesday evening. This is the first class of students to graduate from Penn State with a bachelor of engineering degree with a multidisciplinary engineering design specialization, thanks to a partnership among the Abington, Brandywine and Great Valley campuses.
In collaboration with the Brandywine and Abington campuses, the Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies will host its first Design Expo on April 26. As part of the inaugural event, two teams of undergraduate students will showcase their senior capstone projects as a culmination of their engineering education at Penn State.