September 14, 2012
The Penn State Engineering Ambassador program recently hosted 18 universities in a workshop aimed at creating a national network of ambassadors who, through development of their own communication and leadership skills, will enhance the messages middle and high school students receive about engineering careers. The Penn State Engineering Ambassador program is a professional development program for engineering undergraduates with an outreach mission.
June 25, 2012
The Engineers Without Borders-Penn State (EWB-Penn State) have implemented their latrine project for the Covenant Preparatory School in Baoma, Sierra Leone, after a third trip to the West African country.
May 08, 2012
One of the spring 2012 capstone design teams presented its final project, improving on a prosthesis allowing bilateral amputees to play recreational sports like golf and tennis, at a “First Swing/Learn to Golf” clinic hosted by the National Amputee Golf Association at the Penn State Golf Course in April.
April 06, 2012
The Penn State Engineering Ambassadors were named the winner of the Gateway to Equity Award by the State College branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). They received the award at a ceremony held on April 5.
March 20, 2012
Though many college students view spring break as a time for rest and relaxation, a group of 17 Penn Staters spent their spring break building a home for a family in need.
February 01, 2012
The Penn State student chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-PSU) recently returned from its second trip to Sierra Leone, Africa, where they continued their ongoing projects in the village of Baoma, located nearby to the coastal city of Freetown.
January 12, 2012
How much force does it take to send a ball flying four feet through the air? How does the shape of a sail affect the way a sailboat moves? What makes a structure able to withstand an earthquake? These are some of the questions children might think about as they interact with the exhibits contributed to Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania by Penn State mechanical engineering students.
December 08, 2011
A Pittsburgh-area newspaper featured a recent Engineering Ambassadors workshop put on for middle school students from North Allegheny and Pine-Richland school districts.
Read the article at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's webpage: Penn State students show youngsters fun of engineering
December 07, 2011
Karen A. Thole, department head in mechanical and nuclear engineering, will be highlighted by the White House Champions of Change program this Friday, Dec. 9, in Washington, D.C., for her work in helping to recruit and retain women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
November 21, 2011
In a Penn State Engineering Ambassador-led effort, students collected signatures on handprints in front of Old Main last Thursday to show support for the children of The Second Mile organization. The activity was a way for the students to show the victims and families that the Penn State community supports them and is committed to the fight against child abuse.
May 10, 2011
Teambuilding played a large part in the success of the recent United Technologies Corporation Engineering Ambassador Workshop, in which Penn State ambassadors taught advanced presentation techniques to 22 ambassadors-in-training from three other universities.
April 05, 2011
On Friday, March 18, the Penn State Engineering Ambassadors were presented with a 2011 Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Outstanding Service Award at the 6th Annual WISE Recognition Awards Reception.
January 31, 2011
The Penn State Engineering Ambassadors recently embarked on a new journey -- one that took them across the world to Oslo, Norway. Faculty adviser Melissa Marshall took two ambassadors, bioengineering and mechanical engineering senior Danielle DaSilva and mechanical and nuclear engineering senior Kim Harrison, to Norway in October to hold a weeklong workshop with 11 female students from the University of Oslo.
September 01, 2010
As soon as they stepped off the plane into Sierra Leone, the travel team of the Engineers Without Borders (EWB)-Penn State group knew only one thing: they had no idea what to expect.
“Everything there is completely different,” said Meghan Fisher, a mechanical engineering junior and president of EWB-Penn State. “There is not a single commercialized structure in the entire country.”
July 13, 2010
A group of engineering students are squeezing in a little work during their summer break to complete a project assessment trip in Africa.
April 28, 2010
A group of students in ME 440W who partnered with the Central Pennsylvania Spinal Cord Injury Support Group is featured in the spring issue of Penn State Outreach magazine and on Penn State Live.
February 19, 2010
Currently made up of 12 Penn State engineering students, including six from the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering (MNE), the Engineering Ambassadors is an outreach program that visits high schools around Pennsylvania. The ambassadors give short presentations on engineering topics in order to reinforce the principles that students are learning in their classrooms and to encourage the interest of these students in careers in engineering.
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