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Posted by: jml43 on Apr 27, 2010
Min and team's prototype of the High Tunnel
Min Pak, undergraduate student in engineering science and mechanics, and his team with three other Penn Staters to develop a High Tunnel will provide entrepreneurial opportunities for students at the Children and Youth Empowerment Center; is affordable, durable, easily constructible, and sustainable; and allows Kenyan subsistence farmers to increase productivity.

The High Tunnel is relatively inexpensive to construct with a total cost of a little over two hundred dollars. The return on the investment to its Kenyan farmers is approximately one hundred dollars per crop, per harvest. The tunnel can withstand up to three crops per harvest, thus upon its first harvest, the construction of the tunnel is at its break-even point. At its second harvest, the tunnel is turning a profit. Congratulations Min on a great idea!
Posted by: jml43 on Apr 25, 2010
Samuel Wilton, undergraduate student in engineering science and mechanics, received the Penn State Evan Pugh Scholar Award. Evan Pugh scholars are juniors and seniors in the upper .5 percent of their respective classes. Awardees have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.99 and above. Congratulations Samuel on your hard work and dedication to your education.
Posted by: jml43 on Apr 25, 2010
Rob Graboski, undergraduate student in engineering science and mechanics, participated in a Greek pageant for Greek Week 2010 and showcased his ribbon dancing abilities. He opened his act with a sensitive ribbon dance, but after a few twirls, he surprised the audience when he tossed the ribbon aside and broke into the Backstreet Boys’ “Bye Bye Bye.”

After the talent portion of the competition, all twelve contestants were brought back onto the stage. The final six were announced, and the question section began. Angel Zheng, a member of Sigma Omicron Pi sorority, won over the judges with her answer to the question, "What do you contribute to greek life at Penn State?" In the end the panel of judges, including guest judge State College Mayor Elizabeth Goreham, chose Ngobeh and Zheng to be crowned Mr. And Miss. Greek Week 2010.

ESM congratulates Rob for participating in this year’s Greek Week.
Posted by: jml43 on Apr 25, 2010
Noam Shaham, undergraduate in engineering science and mechanics, finished in sixth place on the high bar in the NCAA individual event finals, earning his first career All-America distinction. The top six finishers in each event earn the honor.

Noam posted a 14.400 on the event, and also posted a 14.750 on the still rings to finish ninth. He was the only Nittany Lion to advance to the individual event finals, after finishing in the top 10 on both events NCAA team championships.
*Source: The Daily Collegian
Posted by: jml43 on Apr 15, 2010
Professor Tony Huang
Dr. Tony Huang, Assistant Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics, is invited to give talks at the Cleveland Clinic, and the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) on April 21, 2010.
Posted by: sls60 on Apr 12, 2010
Birth of a new Field of materials Science: Resonant, Polarized, Radiation Catalysis; and the Expansion of Thermodynamics

E SC/E MCH 514 Seminar Series

Dr. Rustom Roy
Evan Pugh Professor
MRL
Penn State University, University Park

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
3:35pm - 4:25pm
Room: 114 Earth Engineering Sciences Building
Posted by: jml43 on Apr 10, 2010
Noam Shaham
Noam Shaham, undergraduate student in engineering science and mechanics, and teammate on the Penn State Men’s Gymnastics team, has earned the title Academic All-Big Ten honors. Penn State’s Big Ten Academic All-Conference award winners excel both academically and athletically. Noam’s training contributed to the Men’s Gymnastics squad by landing them third in the Big Ten Conference after the regular season.
Posted by: jml43 on Apr 10, 2010
Professor Al Segall
Dr. Al Segall, Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics, was selected to present as a keynote speaker at the International Conference on Engineering Solutions for Sustainable Development. The title of his paper is “Advanced Materials and the Necessary Shift from Alloy-Centric Design Paradigms Required for Sustainable Development.” The meeting will be held from April 17-18 at the American University in Cairo.
Posted by: jml43 on Apr 7, 2010
Professor Emeritus Sam Zamrik
The American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) honored ESM Professor Emeritus Sam Zamrik by reestablishing a Pressure Vessel and Piping (PVP) medal in his name. The ASME S.Y. Zamrik Pressure Vessels and Piping Medal is bestowed for outstanding contributions in the field of pressure vessel and piping technology including, but not limited to, research, development, teaching, and significant advancements of the stat-of-the-art.

The award was established in 1980 by the Pressure Vessels and Piping Division and renamed the ASME S.Y. Zamrik Pressure Vessel and Piping Medal in 2010.
Posted by: jml43 on Apr 7, 2010
Professor Patrick Lenahan
Dr. Pat Lenahan, Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics, is attending the spring Materials Research Society (MRS) meeting in San Francisco, CA. While attending Dr. Lenahan is to present two talks and discuss his research with collaborators. The meeting is scheduled through April 9, 2010 and for more information about the meeting, please visit their website.

Posted by: jml43 on Apr 7, 2010
Professor Al SegallDr. Al Segall, Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics is traveling to Cairo, Egypt on April13 to present a paper entitled "Advanced Materials and the Necessary Shift from Alloy-Centric Design Paradigms Required for Sustainable Development" at the International Conference on Engineering Solutions for Sustainable Development. To learn more, please visit their website.
Posted by: sls60 on Apr 7, 2010
Mandatory ETHICS seminar for E SC/E MCH 514

Dr. Sukhdeep Gill
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Penn State University - York Campus

Wednesday, April 14, 2010
3:35pm - 4:25pm
Room: 114 Earth Engineering Sciences Building
Category: ESM News
Posted by: jml43 on Apr 1, 2010
The College of Engineering and Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS) would like to express congratulations to this year's PSEAS Award winners including four from the Engineering Science and Mechanics Department.

The 2010 PSU College of Engineering Faculty/Staff, Engineering Science and Mechanics Award Recipients are:

Charles Bakis has been awarded the PSEAS Outstanding Research Award

Christine Masters has been awarded the PSEAS Outstanding Advising Award

Ardell Hosterman has been awarded the PSEAS Outstanding Staff Award

Patrick Lenahan has been awarded the PSEAS Premier Research Award

The PSEAS Award recipients will be honored at the Engineering Awards Ceremony at the Kunkle Activities Center in Hammond Building on Friday, April 9, beginning at 1:30 p.m.