All programs in the School of Engineering have a capstone design experience. The students showcase their work by presenting these projects at the Richard J. Fasenmyer Engineering Design Conference, held the last Saturday in the spring semester (before finals week) each year.
The School of Engineering hosts a speaker series each year, featuring industry experts as well as our faculty members.
Women in Engineering (WIE) is an annual, daylong outreach program for 10th- and 11th-grade girls. The program shows them what an engineer does, what kinds of engineering careers are available, and how engineers help the world in general.
Innovation and Emerging Plastics Technologies Conference
The Innovation and Emerging Plastics Technologies Conference is held annually on the Penn State Behrend campus. Attendees of the two-day conference hear presentations by several industry experts and take part in hands-on tutorials.
SAE Supermileage Competition
A team of Penn State Behrend students competes in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Supermileage Competition. The team designs and builds a single-passenger vehicle with the goal of obtaining the highest fuel economy possible. The competition occurs annually in June at the Eaton Proving Grounds in Marshall, Michigan. The Penn State Behrend Supermileage Team placed first in 2019 with 2420 mpg, first in 2018 with 3014 mpg, and second in 2017 with 2418 mpg.