The Richard J. Fasenmyer Engineering Design Conference showcases the results of yearlong engineering senior capstone projects supervised and managed by students and guided by their faculty and industry advisers. In many cases, the projects address applied problems posed by industrial sponsors, providing real-world experience for Behrend students.
Visit our Fasenmyer Senior Design Online Showcase to view the work that the School of Engineering students have completed. You also can view projects and award winners from previous years by visiting the archives section.
2023 Fasenmyer Engineering Design Conference
Saturday, April 29, 2023
Penn State Behrend
2023 Conference Program
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Matt MacBeth ’96
Founder, the Billion Dollar BHAG Movement
Matt MacBeth graduated from Penn State Behrend in 1996 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He has taken an entrepreneurial approach to his career, founding several tech startups, leading technological innovations, and creating new business models. He also has written a series of entrepreneurship and business workbooks to help others do the same.
MacBeth’s current focus is the Billion Dollar BHAG Movement, leading a network of like-minded entrepreneurs who are pooling resources and sharing in abundance with the Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal of putting a billion dollars into the hands of front-line businesses, nonprofit organizations, and churches by the end of 2023.
MacBeth is a familiar face at Penn State Behrend—he is an Executive in Residence with the Black School of Business, a member of the Interdisciplinary Business with Engineering Studies Advisory Board, and is a sponsor of senior capstone projects.
About the Conference
All programs in the School of Engineering have a capstone design experience resulting in extensive hands-on design project opportunities working with real-world applications. Each spring, 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.
About Richard J. Fasenmyer
The Fasenmyer conference is named for the late Richard J. Fasenmyer '69, a longtime supporter of Penn State Behrend's School of Engineering. He founded RJF International Corp., a world leader in manufacturing and distributing interior wall coverings, industrial matting products, and specialty films.
A native of Erie, Richard J. Fasenmyer began his Penn State education at Behrend and earned a degree in accounting in 1969. His entrepreneurial skills became apparent early as he started small businesses as a teenager. Eventually, he served as Chairman and CEO of RJF International Corporation, Fabricated Extrusions Corporation, Fabricated Extrusions of Kentucky, Koroseal Wallcoverings West, Industrial Enterprise Corporation, and MANDR, LLC. He also oversaw the Richard J. Fasenmyer Foundation and was the first alumnus of Penn State Behrend to donate $1 million to the College, for which a plastics processing laboratory building bears his name. He was the 1991 Alumni Fellow and, in 2000, was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Penn State. Richard died on December 26, 2002, at the age of 55. The annual student design conference hosted by the School of Engineering was named in 2005 to honor Richard's legacy.