A Note on the 2022 Fasenmyer Conference
The 2022 Fasenmyer Engineering Design Conference will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2022. Please continue to watch our website for more details and visit our Fasenmyer Senior Design Online Showcase to view the work that the School of Engineering students have completed. Students will post their 2022 projects in the near future and you can view projects and award winners from 2021 by visiting the archives section.
We are looking forward to welcoming guests to campus this year.
2022 Fasenmyer Engineering Design Conference
Saturday, April 30, 2022
Penn State Behrend
2022 Keynote Speaker
Director of R&D and Innovation PMO Americas
Nicole Gailey graduated from Penn State Behrend in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Operations and Supply Chain Management. She continued her education by earning a master’s degree in Engineering Management. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Organizational Learning and Leadership at Gannon University.
Currently, she serves as the Director of R&D and Innovation PMO Americas at Trivium Packaging, focusing on the next generation of metal packaging solutions. Gailey and her team exhibit innovation in discovery, evaluation, and design of new technologies, materials, and graphics, which can have significant impacts on new products, improved products, and further product differentiation.
Prior to working in the packaging industry, Gailey held a variety of roles in in engineering design, measurement and integrity, technical project management, operational excellence and quality at TechnipFMC (formerly FMC Technologies).
Gailey is also an active participant and instructor for the K-12 Outreach Program, specifically Penn State Behrend’s Women in Engineering Day. She is also involved in the College for Kids Summer Enrichment Program. She is an avid soccer player and in 2019 was inducted into the Penn State Behrend Athletic Hall of Fame. She and her husband, Brent, have four children: Maverick, Ryker, Weylyn, and Atlas.
2022 Conference Program
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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.