Alumni Volunteer Opportunities


The Department of Architectural Engineering, Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS) and the Penn State Alumni Society of Architectural Engineers (ASAE) sponsor numerous initiatives throughout the year and we encourage alumni to volunteer to make these events and programs successful.

Department opportunities

  • Student Mentoring: Volunteer to be paired as an alumni mentor to an undergraduate student through ASAE. 
  • Senior Thesis: Volunteer use of company projects, mentor a student as an industry consultant, and/or serve on the senior thesis jury. 
  • Classroom Engagement: Volunteer your time as a guest speaker.

College Opportunities

  • PSEAS Faculty/Staff Awards: Help PSEAS in the annual selection process to recognize outstanding teachers, advisers, researchers, and support staff in the College of Engineering.
  • Penn State Regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest: Held in February, this annual "Olympics of Complexity" challenges students to move beyond traditional problem solving. Alumni volunteers are needed to help with judging, timekeeping, program distribution, and other tasks.


Globally recognized as a leading architectural engineering department, the mission of the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State is to advance the built environment through the development of world-class architectural engineers and research. The vision of the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State is to lead the world in innovative education and research to achieve high-performing built environments. Our program emphasizes the scientific and engineering aspects of planning, designing, and constructing buildings, providing our architectural engineering graduates with outstanding education and research opportunities. 

Department of Architectural Engineering

104 Engineering Unit A

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-6394