ASAE Committees


The Mentoring Committee works with the Student Society of Architectural Engineers (SSAE) to enhance the experience for both the students and the alumni that participates in the Alumni Mentoring Program. The mentoring program pairs students with architectural engineering alumni mentors in a yearlong mentoring initiative. 

Continuing Education and Outreach

The focus of the Continuing Education and Outreach Committee is working with the AE students and supporting the department in their continuing education efforts. The committee initiated a SSAE Dinner and Learn series that is a monthly discussion (usually virtual) in which industry professionals speak on a specific, application-based topics ranging from photovoltaics to the cost of green building. The committee also coordinates with SSAE on a high school outreach program. In addition, this committee assists SSAE in getting speakers for the annual Options Conference.

Marketing and Communications 

The Marketing and Communication Committee is responsible for keeping ASAE members informed of all Society initiatives, along with advertising department news and events. This committee updates the website, Facebook, and LinkedIn pages. In addition, the committee is reaching out to all AE alumni to increase membership in the Society.


The Social Committee identifies and assists in planning activities both at University Park, in conjunction with the AE department, and regionally throughout the United States where large concentrations of AE alumni are located.

Development and Awards

The Development and Awards Committee works with the AE department to increase alumni giving to the department and provide deserved recognition to AE alumni.

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For questions regarding committees and committee chair positions, contact:

Jonathan Dougherty



Widely acknowledged as one of the top Architectural Engineering programs in the world, the Penn State AE Department is dedicated to providing outstanding academic excellence to all of our students. The AE program is focused on preparing students and conducting research in the design, engineering, and construction of building projects.

Department of Architectural Engineering

104 Engineering Unit A

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-6394