Director's Message

Dr. Timothy Kurzweg

Dr. Timothy Kurzweg
Director, School of Engineering

Credit: Contributed Photo

We’re back—live and in-person.

In late April, nearly 300 students presented their senior design capstone work at our school’s signature event, the Fasenmyer Engineering Design Conference. It was a wonderful feeling to celebrate the work of our students (in person!) with faculty, staff, sponsors, family, and friends.

Then, just a week later, at spring Commencement, we were able to award our students their degrees (in person!), greet each of them with a handshake as they crossed the stage, and wish them well as they began their next chapter after Behrend. Our School of Engineering has so much to be proud of, and at the top of that list is our students!

As we continuously look to expand learning opportunities for our students, we are pleased to announce plans for the development of a new robotics and automation lab, to be made possible by the support of donors. We have long heard from industry that gaining experience in robotics and automation would advance the career trajectory of many of our students following graduation. We listened and are responding. Our first course will be offered next spring.

I close with an invitation for you to visit Penn State Behrend and our School of Engineering. We would love to see you—in person! Please reach out to me or visit our school office. We’d enjoy showing you around, and we think you’ll be impressed by our programs, by our facilities, and—most of all—by the accomplishments of our students!

Dr. Tim Kurzweg
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