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Posted by: jml43 on Jul 27, 2011
Professor Osama Awadelkarim
Dr. Osama Awadelkarim, Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics, will travel to San Francisco, California this week to attend High Impact Technology Conference. HI-TEC is a national conference on advanced technical education where technical educators, counselors, industry professionals, and technicians can update their knowledge and skills. Charged with Educating America's Technical Workforce, the event focuses on the preparation needed by the existing and future workforce for companies in the high-tech sectors that drive our nation's economy. To learn more about the conference, please visit their web site.
Category: ESM News
Posted by: jml43 on Jul 22, 2011
The Engineering Science and Mechanics Department has Teaching Assistant positions open beginning Fall 2011 for highly qualified candidates who wish to pursue a Ph.D. degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics. Applicants may apply by following the steps and links below:

ESM Graduate Program Application:

Important Note:

*For applicants from P.R. China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea, we request submission of paper-based GRE scores.

How to Apply:
Step 1:
Complete The Graduate School online application. See the Graduate School’s HOW TO APPLY page for application fee information.
- This application is only done electronically at Graduate School Admissions and Program Information Portal (via secure web pages) http://www.gradsch.psu.edu/portal/gateway.html

Step 2:
For a complete application package that is ready to be reviewed, the following documents must be completed in addition to the official school application:
1. 2 (Two) Official Transcripts from all of your previous course work. International
Students must submit 2(two) official records ((Chinese applicants: 2 (two) transcripts, 2 (two) translated transcripts, 2(two) graduation certificates in English and Chinese, 2(two) degree certificates in English and Chinese.))

These records and the items listed below must be mailed to Assistant for Graduate Student Affairs, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State University, 212 EES Building, University Park, PA 16802.

2. Statement of Objectives: Tell us why you want to pursue advanced degrees in Engineering Science and Mechanics and how it will help you to further your career objectives. Send by U S Mail

3. 3 (Three) letters of recommendations. (These must be on official (Business or personal) stationery. Send by U S Mail

4. Resume Send by U.S. Mail

5. GRE (General Graduate Record Examination Aptitude Test (verbal, quantitative, and analytical)
- Codes: PSU 2660, ESM 1605 (official score report must be submitted), this comes via USPS
TOEFL score (for all international applicants whose native language is NOT English, regardless of previous academic training)
- Codes: PSU 2660, ESM 69 (official score report must be submitted), this comes via USPS.

6. Application for Graduate Assistance/Supplemental Information Form – online form http://www.engr.psu.edu/suppgradapp/

All items listed above and not done online must be mailed to: Assistant for Graduate Student Affairs, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State University, 212 EES Building, University Park, PA 16802.
Posted by: jml43 on Jul 22, 2011
Abigail Dodson
Abigail Dodson, undergraduate student in Engineering Science and Mechanics and Schreyer scholar, received a Tau Beta Pi scholarship this spring. Tau Beta Pi scholarships are awarded on the competitive criteria of high scholarship, campus leadership and service and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession. All scholars are members of Tau Beta Pi. ESM congratulates Abigail!
Posted by: jml43 on Jul 17, 2011
Professor Al Segall
Dr. Al Segall, professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics, will travel to Baltimore, Maryland on July 18 to attend, meet collaborators, chair sessions and present at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Pressure Vessel and Piping annual meeting. To learn more about the meeting, please visit their web site.
Posted by: jml43 on Jul 15, 2011
Professor Patrick Lenahan
Dr. Patrick Lenahan, Distinguished Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics, will travel in July to Nelson, New Zealand to present talks and attend the 26th international conference on Defects in Semiconductors. To learn more about the conference please visit their web site.
Posted by: jml43 on Jul 15, 2011
The Robert M. and Mary Haythornthwaite Graduate Fund for Innovation in Engineering Science and Mechanics at Penn State University was established in 2011. The fund provides financial support of $10,000 to support innovative, cutting-edge research in the field of Engineering Science and Mechanics by a graduate student.

Drew Pulsifer is the first recipient of this award. His project entitled “Innovation in Engineering Science and Mechanics” explores research on bioreplication techniques to: (a) further forensic studies of fingerprinting by accentuating the underlying print geometries; and (b) replicate the structures of flys’ eyes to create thin films that will capture sunlight from a much wider angular range than films in conventional solar panels.

The Department wishes to thank the Haythornthwaite Foundation for this generous gift and their support of ESM graduate research.