School of Engineering

Expectations for students in their interactions with ME faculty

Close student-faculty interaction is a hallmark of Penn State Behrend and one of the major reasons that students choose Behrend. The benefits of this interaction are clear, and we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. Students should be aware, however, that faculty have many responsibilities and need to set boundaries. To provide the maximum benefit for all students, the ME faculty have adopted the following expectations for student behavior:

Homework Standards for ME Students

An engineering education is not about getting answers, but about learning how to solve problems. Sound problem solving practices will result in better learning as well as better results. The following homework standards have been adopted for all courses taught in the ME program. Failure to follow these standards will result in the homework assignment being returned ungraded or marked off at the discretion of the instructor.

Academic Minors for Engineering Students

Students have the opportunity to pursue a number of minors offered at Penn State Behrend. You should consult with your academic adviser if you are interested in pursuing a minor program of study. A complete listing of the available minors can be found in the Penn State Undergraduate Degree Programs Bulletin. Some of the more popular minors for our students are listed below, and the requirements listed on the linked pages:

Fall 2013 Speaker Event: Dr. Richard A. Thompson

Penn State Behrend School of Engineering

Fall 2013 Speaker Event

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 – 6:30 p.m.

Samuel P. “Pat” Black Conference Center, 180 Burke Center


Dr. Richard A. Thompson
AMERICA IS EATING ITS FEED CORN: Innovation is Vital and We Must Encourage It

Spring 2014 Speaker Event: Mark A. Neidig Sr.

Penn State Behrend School of Engineering

Spring 2014 Speaker Event

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 – 7:00 p.m.

Samuel P. “Pat” Black III Conference Center, 180 Burke Center


pic of Mark Neidig

Mark A. Neidig Sr.

Fall 2014 Speaker Event: Judith Giordan

Penn State Behrend School of Engineering

Fall 2014 Speaker Event

Thursday, October 2, 2014 – 6:00 p.m.

Samuel P. “Pat” Black Conference Center, 180 Burke Center


Pic of Judith Giordan and Burke Building


Fall 2015 Speaker Event: Tapani Sisters

Penn State Behrend School of Engineering and Black School of Business

Fall 2015 Joint Event

Thursday, November 12, 2015 – 7:00 p.m.

Samuel P. “Pat” Black Conference Center, 180 Burke Center


Pic of Tapani sisters

Safety Committee Members

Greg Dillon, Committee Chair

Faisal Aqlan, Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering

Denise Brooks, Research Administrator

Pre-Approval for the Industrial Engineering Internship Credit

Pre-Approval for the Industrial Engineering Internship Credit


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Supermileage Team Exceeds 2,500 MPG

While building a vehicle for this year’s Society of Automotive Engineers’ International Supermileage Challenge, Penn State Behrend senior Tyler Dorsch came to a startling realization.

“Every year that I’ve been in the (Society of Automotive Engineers) club, we’ve done worse than the year before,” said Dorsch, a Harmony native and president of Penn State Behrend’s SAE Club.