The facilities that support materials and energy/environment research at Penn State

MSC Industry Open House


Tuesday, February 20, 2024
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Millennium Science Complex (MSC)
3rd Floor Commons
University Park, PA 16802


Materials Research Institute
Institute of Energy and the Environment


You are invited to join Penn State’s Materials Research Institute (MRI) and Institute of Energy and the Environment (IEE) for a happy-hour networking event. During the event, you'll have the opportunity to talk informally with the core facility staff about materials testing, fabrication, and synthesis needs. Additionally, IEE core facility staff will be on hand to discuss environmental contaminant testing, radiocarbon dating, and high-resolution 3D imaging. There will also be brief introductions on laboratory capabilities and techniques.

Many local companies have found great value in accessing these facilities as an extension of their capabilities, and during the event, you'll hear directly from them about their experiences. So, if you're interested in learning more about the latest advancements in materials science and engineering or want to explore how Penn State's facilities can benefit your own company, this is an event you won't want to miss.

Core Facilities Represented 

Event Also Features

  • Tours of the MRI facilities will be available.
  • We offer a free parking code for parking in Eisenhower Parking Deck next to the MSC for industry visitors
    (must register by Tuesday, February 13.)
  • There is no charge, but you must register to attend.


For general questions about the event or questions specific to MRI, please contact Dave Fecko (
For questions specific to the IEE EESL, please contact Odette Mina (
For questions about registration or to cancel your registration, please contact Donna Lucas ( Cancelations must be received by February 16, 2024.

REGISTER HERE by February 13, 2024.

Due to the nature of the event Penn State students are not invited.  Students, please reach out to us to schedule a visit.

(Free Eisenhower Parking Deck instructions will be emailed to you after registration is confirmed.)

Penn State is happy to cover the cost of this event for those who register to attend.  If you attend, you can enjoy this event at no cost.  If you need to cancel, you must do so by Friday, February 16, 2024, or you will be assessed a $30.00 no-show fee. This is to cover the costs of parking, food, and beverages.