International Women's Day 2017

Allison Beese: Making it Break

To find out how much weight a new alloy, composite or other material can bear, Penn State engineer Allison Beese loads it until it fails--and tracks where and how it breaks.

Mary Frecker: Origami Structures

Origami is the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. But to engineer Mary Frecker of Pennsylvania State University, it is the future for designing tools that could be used in fields such as medicine and space exploration.

Joan Redwing: Harnessing Solar Energy

Joan Redwing, professor of electrical engineering and materials science at Penn State, researches ways to harness the sun's power by conducting it through wires made of silicon.

Susan Trolier-McKinstry: The Real Scientist

Susan's main research interests include thin films for dielectric and piezoelectric applications. Her group studies the fundamental mechanisms that contribute to the measured properties, processing studies for electroceramic films, and integration of functional materials into microelectromechanical systems.

Susan Trolier-McKinstry

Penn State Trained Female Engineers during WWII

n 1943 roughly 100 women enrolled at Penn State as "Cadettes" of the Curtiss-Wright Corp., a defense contractor that made mostly aviation equipment.  There was also was a need for female engineers and the Curtiss-Wright Corp, in partnership with the university, paid to train women in some fields of engineering with the prospect of the "Cadettes" coming to work for the company.

All the Women in STEM at the Materials Research Institute

Distinguished Professor of Physics & Biology

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Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

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Technical Staff Member SEM, EDS, AFM, MP, EBSD

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Research and Development Engineer

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Staff Scientist
Specialization: X-Ray Scattering

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Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

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Distinguished Professor, Director of EESI

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Associate Professor of Wood Chemistry Program Coordinator, BioRenewable Systems (BRS) Major

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Staff Scientist EPMA, EDS, Sample Prep

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Technical Staff Member

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Professor Emerita of Physics

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Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Assistant Professor

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Merrell R. Fenske Professor of Chemical Engineering Professor of Physics

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Director of the Learning Factory Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Shapiro Professor of Chemistry

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Research and Development Engineer

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Staff Scientist TEM, Sample Prep

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Research and Development Engineer

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Associate Professor
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Assistant Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering

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Professor of Physics

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Associate Professor of Civil & Environment Engineering

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Associate Professor of Energy & Geo-Environmental Engineering

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Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering

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Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chair of the Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Materials Science and Engineering

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Dorothy Quiggle Career Developmental Professorship
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Director 2DCC-MIP, Synthesis Lead

Associate Director, Materials Research Institute
Associate Head for Graduate Studies
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering

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Associate Professor of Physics

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Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics

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Director, Materials Science and Engineering
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

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Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Assistant Professor of Engineering Science & Mechanics

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P.B. Breneman Department Head Chair, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics
Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics

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Professor of Ceramic Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering
Director, W.M. Keck Smart Materials Integration Laboratory
Director, Nanofabrication Facility
Co-Director, Piezoelectrics, Center for Dielectrics and Piezoelectrics (CDP)

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Technical Staff Member TEM, FIB, Sample Prep, Ex Situ Lift Out

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Adjunct Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Professor of Engineering Materials
Professor of Engineering

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Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Eberly College of Science
Professor of Chemistry

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Staff Scientist X-ray Scattering Manager

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Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering

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Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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Associate Professor of Physics

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