Radecic named 2017 Penn State Outstanding Engineering Alumnus

J. Scott Radecic ('86 B.A.E.), senior principal at Populous, been named a 2017 Outstanding Engineering Alumnus by the Penn State College of Engineering.

Penn State Athletics announces 20-year Facilities Master Plan

Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics has concluded its Facilities Master Plan that focuses on creating conditions for success for its student-athletes and enhanced experiences for the Nittany Lions' passionate and loyal students, alumni, staff and fans.

Architectural engineering student receives $10,000 industry scholarship

Geoffrey Tanudjaja, a fourth-year architectural engineering student, is the recipient of the Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) 60th Anniversary Scholarship.

PHRC to host 25th annual housing conference

The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center (PHRC), housed in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Penn State, will host its 25th Annual PHRC Housing Conference at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel March 1-2, 2017.

Dancing for life: Then and now

John Messner, professor of architectural engineering, shares his family's experience with pediatric cancer, THON and the Four Diamonds Fund.

Brian Wolfgang wins 2016 NAHB Outstanding Junior Educator Award

Brian Wolfgang, housing systems specialist at Penn State's Pennsylvania Housing Research Center (PHRC), received the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Student Chapter Award for Outstanding Junior Educator at the 2017 NAHB International Builders' Show in January in Orlando.

Penn State places fourth in NAHB Residential Construction Management Competition

The Penn State National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) student chapter won fourth place in the four-year college category of the NAHB Residential Construction Management Competition held at the 2017 NAHB International Builders' Show (IBS) in January in Orlando.

Keeping the faith

Oluwatobi Jewoola, an architectural engineering student, overcomes financial woes, with help from the University, College of Engineering and Department of Architectural Engineering, and excels in a time of hardship.

Remembering Vincent Pass

Vincent L. Pass, former professor of architectural engineering, has died. Pass spent nearly three decades as a faculty member of the Department of Architectural Engineering, where he taught courses on structural engineering design and conducted research centered on solar heat gain through different combinations of glass types and shading devices.

Penn State receives funding to demonstrate low-carbon footprint path

Penn State University, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation and other technology providers and with funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), is demonstrating a cost-effective technology path to increase the use of renewable-energy power generation in Pennsylvania.

Esther Obonyo appointed interim director of HESE

Esther Obonyo, associate professor of engineering design and architectural engineering, will serve as the interim director of the Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) program, effective January 1, 2017.

Search for head of Department of Architectural Engineering begins

Penn State's College of Engineering invites nominations and applications for the position of Head of the Department of Architectural Engineering.

Parfitt named interim head of architectural engineering

M. Kevin Parfitt, P.E., F.AEI, professor of architectural engineering at Penn State, has been appointed interim head of the Department of Architectural Engineering, effective Aug. 1, 2016.

Penn State receives funds for student-centered initiative on energy efficiency

Penn State will use funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to launch a collaboration with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA), and Private Energy Partners (PEP) to innovate a data-driven, integrated, student-centered, and market-driven approach to help small food stores and restaurants lower energy bills. The Department of Environmental Protection funding for the project is provided by the U. S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program

Research aimed at increasing safety of temporary structures on construction sites

The use of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) will allow for monitoring and assessing the safety of temporary structures used on construction sites, according to research being completed in Penn State’s Department of Architectural Engineering.

University Staff Advisory Council recognizes six outstanding contributors

Deborah S. Sam, administrative support assistant, was awarded an USAC Staff Recognition Award, an honor presented annually to Penn State staff members who go above and beyond their normal routines to resolve difficult dilemmas, exhibit exceptional creativity, or show responsiveness to the needs of others.

Faculty and staff members honored with Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Awards

Six representatives of the Department of Architectural Engineering have been honored with 2016 Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS) Awards.

Teams win seven awards at AEI Student Design Competition

Two teams of architectural engineering students received top honors in four of the five categories at the AEI Student Design Competition in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Barton Malow renews fund for excellence in architectural engineering

To continue the success of the department and its students, the company has recently renewed its commitment to the Barton Malow Excellence Fund.

Building a life of purpose

Steve Mezzacappa received the honor of being named to "The New Face of Civil Engineering" by DiscoverE, an organization that helps to unite, mobilize and support the engineering and technology communities.

Senior Mike DePodwin embraces tradition as Penn State Glee Club president

Senior architectural engineering student Mike DePodwin serves as president of the Penn State Glee Club president.



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