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AE students, faculty receive scholarship to attend national health care summit


Fourth-year architectural engineering students Rachel Coyle, Rachel Roberts, Ryan Sayre and Maggie Smith, and Associate Teaching Professor Moses Ling, have been selected as recipients of the 2019 American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) Ilse B. Almanza Scholarship, which will support the cost of attending the Planning, Design and Construction (PDC) Summit, held March 17–20 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Penn State comes in 2nd at 2019 NAHB Student Competition


The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) student chapter at Penn State won second place in the Four-Year College category of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Student Competition held at the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas.

Trustees committee OKs architect for Engineering research and teaching spaces


A Board of Trustees committee approved the appointment of Payette of Boston, Massachusetts, as the architect of two new research and teaching buildings for the College of Engineering.

John O’Keefe receives Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award


John O’Keefe, who received his bachelor’s degree (1987) in architectural engineering (AE) from Penn State, was recently named one of the 12 recipients of the 2019 Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award.

Penn State alumni create iconic "Stronger Than Hate" t-shirts


Using their small family-owned and operated business, Penn State alumni Larry and Anne Barasch launched a fundraiser to sell the now famous "Stronger Than Hate" t-shirts following the tragic shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh last October.

Architectural engineering doctoral candidate wins Best Paper Award at ASHRAE


Penn State Department of Architectural Engineering Ph.D. candidate Hyeunguk “Henry” Ahn recently received a Best Paper Award in the Ph.D. candidates group at the 2019 American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Winter Conference

SmithGroup makes scholarship gift to Department of Architectural Engineering


SmithGroup, one of the world’s preeminent integrated design firms and the longest continually-operating architecture, engineering and planning firms in the United States, has pledged a gift of $50,000 to create a Department of Architectural Engineering scholarship aimed at undergraduate students.

Engineering students collaborate globally, win building design competition


An international, collaborative team comprised of architectural engineering students from Penn State and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) recently received first place in ASHRAE’s Integrated Sustainable Building Design (ISBD) competition.

New microgrid guide to assist 'hybrid' fossil fuel and renewable energy systems


Penn State's Department of Architectural Engineering has announced the release of an introductory guide for those in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who are interested in conceiving, developing and financing 'hybrid' fossil fuel and renewable energy systems.

Interdisciplinary Penn State team places second in ELECTRI International Green Energy Challenge


An interdisciplinary team of six Penn State engineering students recently received second place in the annual ELECTRI International Green Energy Challenge competition.

Architectural engineering students receive ASHRAE Graduate Grant-in-Aid awards


Hyeunguk "Henry" Ahn and Youngbo Won, architectural engineering Ph.D. candidates and members of the Penn State – University Park Student Branch of ASHRAE, have been selected as recipients of the ASHRAE Graduate Grant-in-Aid award for the 2018-19 academic year.

William Bahnfleth receives ASHRAE E.K. Campbell Award


William P. Bahnfleth, Ph.D., P.E and professor of architectural engineering, will be recognized by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) as the 2019 recipient of the E. K. Campbell Award.

High-performance construction


Robert Leicht, associate professor of architectural engineering, uses organizational theory, communication theory and information and process modeling to research how to best assemble integrated teams and develop integrated processes in order to design and build ultra-high-performing buildings.

Students, faculty celebrate second-place win at NASA 3D Habitat Challenge


Faculty and students who are part of the PennStateDen@Mars research team have placed second in Phase 3, Level 2 of the NASA 3D Habitat Challenge in Peoria, Ill. from Aug. 23-26. Their win has not only secured them a spot in the next level of competition but has also given the team $33,000 to begin developing new technology for the next stage of the challenge.

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