A Penn State team led by Hessam Taherian, assistant teaching professor in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology was one of 14 collegiate institution teams from across the globe awarded $50,000 in prize funding to build and exhibit a groundbreaking, zero-energy building next spring. The team will compete for contest and grand prizes in April 2023.
Fariborz Tavangarian, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State Harrisburg, has been awarded a $616,000 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development award for his project “Achieving Resilience in Brittle Materials Through Bio-inspired Nested Cylindrical Structures,” which focuses on the possible use of marine sponges to design bone implants and other applications.
Even before taking the reins as Penn State’s 19th president this month, Neeli Bendapudi has spent much of the spring traveling across the commonwealth on her listening tour of the University’s campuses.
Twenty-eight experts from various fields participated as panelists and presenters at the 2022 Critical Infrastructure Protection Workshop, jointly hosted by the Penn State Center for Security Research and Education; Center for Energy Law and Policy; and the Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Science.
Patricia Aguilera, assistant teaching professor in the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education at Penn State Harrisburg, never intended to leave her home country of Mexico to live, learn and work in the United States. “It was more of a coincidence,” she recalled. A decade later, she's helping fellow international students find their place at Penn State, just as she did.
Nikhil Menon, assistant professor of civil engineering at Penn State Harrisburg, has been appointed to two Transportation Research Board standing committees: the Standing Committee on Effects of Information and Communication Technologies on Travel Choices, and the Standing Committee on Women and Gender in Transportation.
Penn State Harrisburg recently recognized outstanding employee contributions at the 2022 Faculty and Staff Recognition Program. Nominated by the college community and selected by various award committees, several faculty and staff members received awards.