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Spend a Summer Day - July 28, 2017

Spend a Summer Day is a campus open house event for prospective first-year students to learn about admissions, student financial aid, academics, student activities, and housing and residence life at Penn State. By talking with faculty, staff, students, and alumni, you’ll have the opportunity to develop a better understanding of what Penn State has to offer.

Spend a Summer Day visitors can explore the University Park campus by attending numerous academic sessions, for which you can register below. In addition to the academic sessions, visitors can also attend:

  • An Information Fair featuring student clubs, activities, and student support offices. The Information Fair will be available at the Bryce Jordan Center from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Resource Fair in the Hetzel Union Building (HUB) with representatives from Undergraduate Admissions, the Office of Student Aid, Housing and Food Services and more.
  • Campus tours, which will depart continuously from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from the HUB.
  • Young Learners session for students in 7th-9th grade about early college planning. Interested students and younger siblings should register for this session at the bottom of this page.

In order to learn about Penn State’s majors and what sessions you might want to schedule for your Spend a Summer Day experience, please review the majors that are available in each academic college by visiting the the academics section of the admissions website. This research will help you learn the best sessions to attend during Spend a Summer Day based on your areas of interest. Additionally, clicking each session title in the schedule below will provide you a detailed description of that session.

You can only select one session per time slot; but, many sessions are offered at more than one time to allow for full exploration. We suggest reviewing all of sessions available at Spend a Summer Day before selecting your schedule.
 
If you are interested in registering for a Spend a Summer Day event at one of Penn State’s other campuses, please visit sasd.psu.eduReservations for Spend a Summer Day at University Park are required, and the events tend to fill quickly. Please make your plans and act soon!

Please Note: Reservations are required for scheduled events at Penn State. You can login to your MyPennState profile to register for this event. Don't have a MyPennState profile? Create one here to access all of our online services.

Schedule of Events

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM:
Arrival/Parking and Check-in (Check-In)

You will be instructed to park in Parking Lot #44, which is located next to the Bryce Jordan Center (BJC on the map) and across the street from Beaver Stadium (BVR on the map). Please do not park in spaces that are marked as "pay station spots.” Upon your arrival, please join us at Gate B of the Bryce Jordan Center to check in for Spend a Summer Day.

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM:
Information Fair (Information Fair)

Learn more about student clubs, activities, and student support services from representatives across Penn State.

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM:
Admissions Presentation (Admissions Presentation)
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM:
Student Panel (Student Panel)

At the conclusion of the admissions presentation, you are welcome to stay for a student panel to hear from current students about their experiences. This session is not required, and visitors do not have to stay for the entire duration of the panel. During this session, students from various majors will tell you about their Penn State experience and answer your questions about academics, student life, and all things Penn State.

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM:
Travel to Sessions (Travel)
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM:
Campus Tour (Tour)

The first tour of the day will depart from the Bryce Jordan Center and will end at the Hetzel Union Building (HUB). While registration for this campus tour is required and will be capped at 500 visitors, this is not your only opportunity to tour campus during the day. Additional tours, for which you do not have to register in advance, will be departing from the HUB continuously from 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM:
Bellisario College of Communications (Info Session)

Penn State’s Bellisario College of Communications is the largest accredited communications program in the country. Undergraduate students may major in Advertising & Public Relations, Film-Video, Journalism, Media Studies, or Telecommunications. Faculty members bring an important blend of academic and professional experience to the classroom, and class sizes in all major-specific, upper-level classes are limited to no more than 20 students. That meaningful instructional approach gains additional power because of the numerous co-curricular media opportunities available to all students, and because of the emphasis the Bellisario College of Communications places on internships. The end result for students who study at Penn State is an intensive, hands-on educational experience that helps prepare students for real-world opportunities.

College of Arts & Architecture – Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Graphic Design (Info Session)

Learn more about the exciting majors discussed in this session:

Architecture:
Penn State's five-year professional Bachelor of Architecture program prepares students to contribute in innovative ways to the practice of architecture. Students explore learning in traditions of drawing model building, fabrication, hands-on construction and computation. This provides our students with an intimate knowledge of materials and building processes. In addition, they explore non-traditional means of building delivery, and community outreach. All fourth-year students study abroad at our Rome, Italy program located in the Piazza del Collogio Romano.

Landscape Architecture:
Penn State's ten-semester Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program is one of the highest ranked in the United States. We produce leaders capable of effectively addressing the complexity of global environmental, social, and aesthetic issues facing design of the built environment. The curriculum exposes students to state-of-the-art digital technologies, approaches to environmental and urban revitalization, and includes a semester studying abroad in Germany focused on sustainable design and living.

Graphic Design:
Graphic Design includes the technical skills and the creative and intellectual capacity essential to the practices of graphic design and is intended to prepare students for employment in design studios, advertising agencies, packaging, publications and corporate design, film and television graphics, and web and interactive design.

College of Arts & Architecture – Visual Arts (Info Session and Facilities Tour)

Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) offers undergraduate degrees in Art, Fine Art, Art Education and Interdisciplinary Digital Studio, while providing access to the abundant resources of a large research university. SoVA's intimate class sizes allow students to develop strong faculty relationships and enjoy individual instruction in diverse learning communities. From the beginning of their college experience students are a vital part of our unique community. SoVA's first-year engagement program provides the opportunity to explore SoVA's areas of study, engage our faculty, and become part of a flourishing student community.  SoVA will be offering a minor in Art and Photography starting fall 2018.

Our facilities, housed in the heart of the Arts District on the University Park campus, feature a variety of studios, as well as digital and research labs. Current School of Visual Arts (SoVA) students will be on hand to provide tours of our creative spaces and provide first-hand accounts of their SoVA experiences.

College of the Liberal Arts (Info Session)

Please join us in 121 Sparks Building for an information session about Penn State and the College of the Liberal Arts. Our college is committed to providing students a first-class education. We call it the Liberal Arts Edge. Our students enjoy the advantages of being at a major university, with its tremendous diversity of classes, majors in dozens of fields, cultural activities, sporting events, and recreational opportunities. But they also have the advantages of a fine liberal arts college: opportunities to work with outstanding faculty and many small classes and first year seminars taught by a number of our most distinguished faculty. The Edge includes exciting outside–the–classroom opportunities as wide as your imagination. Students can spend a summer or a year studying in another country, work as an intern, or get involved with faculty research projects. The third aspect of the Edge is our alumni network, part of the largest alumni network in the world. By connecting with our alumni mentors, students can prepare for their first job or graduate school. We have resources in our Career Enrichment Network to support all of these activities. At this session, you will have the opportunity to meet representatives from the Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network, as well as our Associate Dean, academic advisers, faculty, and current students. In addition, there will be representatives from the Paterno Fellows Program, an honors program specifically for Liberal Arts students. We look forward to seeing you there!

Exploring Business at Penn State (Info Session)

Do you see yourself pursuing a career in business? Did you know that Penn State has several colleges with academic majors that can lead you to a career in business? Led by staff at the University with knowledge of the breadth of business options, this session will show you the array of academic programs available to you at Penn State if you are considering a career in a business-related field.

Exploring Information Technology at Penn State (Info Session)

Are you intrigued by technology and the interaction of humans with machines? Do you like being on the cutting edge of programming and electronic gear? This helpful session will introduce you to the colleges and academic programs at Penn State that will prepare you for a career in the technology field.

Exploring Penn State’s Majors: A Guide for the Undecided (Info Session)

Are you early in your college search? Not sure what you REALLY want to study? Don’t worry – you are not alone! Come to this session to learn about how you can make the most out of your Spend a Summer Day visit by narrowing down our vast number of majors to a few areas that really interest you. Today is all about exploration, and this session will make sure that you make the most of your options today, and in the future!

Exploring the Life Sciences at Penn State (Info Session)

Does a career in biological or health sciences pique your interest? Do you see yourself working in the medical or health sciences fields but don't know the best way to reach your goals? This interactive and informative session will introduce you to academic colleges and majors that can prepare you for a career in these fields and will introduce you to the variety of disciplines available at Penn State beyond what you know of the life sciences currently.

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM:
Late Arrival and Check-in (Check-In)

Visitors who arrive after 11:00 a.m. can check in on the first floor of the Hetzel Union Building (HUB), just inside the Pollock Road entrance of the HUB.

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM:
Facility Sneak Peeks (Open House)
Campus Tour (Tour)

Between 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., enjoy a 45-minute walking tour of central campus. Tours leave continuously from the HUB until 3:30 p.m. and end at a Pollock Halls.

Intramural Building Open House (Open House)

Between 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., check out where Penn Staters work out by visiting the recently rennovated Intramural Building fitness center.

Paul Robeson Cultural Center Open House (Open House)

Between 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., see how Penn State celebrates and supports diversity by visiting the Paul Robeson Cultural Center (PRCC) on the ground floor of the HUB!

Penn State Blue Band Open House (Open House)

Between 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., take a look inside the Penn State Blue Band, recognized as one of the nation's finest college marching bands. The Blue Band Building is on the north end of campus along Services Road.

Sample Residence Hall Room (Open House)

Between 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., walk through Johnston Commons in East Residence Halls to see a sample residence hall room and get a feel for the first-year experience!

12:00 PM - 12:40 PM:
Bellisario College of Communications (Info Session)

Penn State’s Bellisario College of Communications is the largest accredited communications program in the country. Undergraduate students may major in Advertising & Public Relations, Film-Video, Journalism, Media Studies, or Telecommunications. Faculty members bring an important blend of academic and professional experience to the classroom, and class sizes in all major-specific, upper-level classes are limited to no more than 20 students. That meaningful instructional approach gains additional power because of the numerous co-curricular media opportunities available to all students, and because of the emphasis the Bellisario College of Communications places on internships. The end result for students who study at Penn State is an intensive, hands-on educational experience that helps prepare students for real-world opportunities.

College of Agricultural Sciences (Info Session)

Grow your future with the College of Agricultural Sciences. With 17 diverse and engaging majors you can carve out a successful career path while quite literally making the world a better place. Our students benefit from hands-on learning opportunities with world class faculty, international experiences from their first year on, and a strong sense of community. With focused career service support, undergraduate research grants and more than $2.5 million in student scholarships, we prepare our students for their life at – and after – Penn State.

College of Arts & Architecture – Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Graphic Design (Info Session)

Learn more about the exciting majors discussed in this session:

Architecture:
Penn State's five-year professional Bachelor of Architecture program prepares students to contribute in innovative ways to the practice of architecture. Students explore learning in traditions of drawing model building, fabrication, hands-on construction and computation. This provides our students with an intimate knowledge of materials and building processes. In addition, they explore non-traditional means of building delivery, and community outreach. All fourth-year students study abroad at our Rome, Italy program located in the Piazza del Collogio Romano.

Landscape Architecture:
Penn State's ten-semester Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program is one of the highest ranked in the United States. We produce leaders capable of effectively addressing the complexity of global environmental, social, and aesthetic issues facing design of the built environment. The curriculum exposes students to state-of-the-art digital technologies, approaches to environmental and urban revitalization, and includes a semester studying abroad in Germany focused on sustainable design and living.

Graphic Design:
Graphic Design includes the technical skills and the creative and intellectual capacity essential to the practices of graphic design and is intended to prepare students for employment in design studios, advertising agencies, packaging, publications and corporate design, film and television graphics, and web and interactive design.

College of Arts & Architecture – Music (Info Session)

The School of Music offers professional undergraduate programs in performance, composition, and music education as well as a technology major and a broad-based liberal arts program in music. In addition, there are many performance and academic opportunities for non-music majors and three music minors (technology, general studies, and performance). The School's student-centered philosophy and individualized instruction by the School's fifty full-time faculty provide a supportive environment for students preparing for careers in music as well as for students interested in combining their musical studies with other programs. The School of Music offers a wide array of student instrumental and vocal ensembles including orchestras, bands, choirs, chamber ensembles, opera and the Marching Blue Band.  An Integrated Undergraduate-Graduate program is available for students interested the fields of music theory and musicology.

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (Info Session)

Students in Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) will become world leaders who will create, integrate, and transform our fundamental understanding of earth, atmosphere, materials, energy processes, and human-environment interactions. We use this knowledge to help provide efficient use of natural resources and to help promote a secure and sustainable planet. We train our students to possess the depth and breadth of understanding that is required to meet the needs of academia, industry, government, and society at large. Our students have traveled the world to study and learn through various EMS programs such as the Center for Advanced Undergraduate Studies and Experience (CAUSE) course.

College of Education (Info Session)

The College of Education prepares outstanding educators, scholars, and researchers to advance the profession of education through research, teaching, and learning. The college has options that help graduates prepare to be teachers, educational administrators, counselors and therapists, educational and school psychologists, policy analysts and researchers, and rehabilitation professionals.

College of Engineering (Info Session)

The College of Engineering caters to a wide variety of student interests and helps students prepare to create new products and processes and contribute to our global society in fields that span the environment, health care, energy, transportation, infrastructure, medicine, space systems, manufacturing, agriculture, computers, and communications technology. The college offers a world-class education in each of its programs along with opportunities for internships and cooperative education, participation in national and international contests, undergraduate research, and study or work abroad. Engineering graduates leave Penn State well on their way to becoming world-class engineers.

College of Health and Human Development (Info Session)

Improving human well-being across the life span through innovative research, teaching, and outreach activities is the defining mission of the College of Health and Human Development. As the first College in the country committed to an integrated approach to improving the quality of life for individuals, families, and our communities we have attracted a world class faculty providing top-ranked educational programs and producing ground breaking research around the globe. Our mission and dedicated faculty enable the College to attract highly motivated and passionate students with strong academic and personal skills that produce the world’s next leaders ready to change and improve the way we live today and into the future. “Being inspired is what you are when you arrive, being an inspiration is who you are when you leave.”

College of Information Sciences and Technology (Info Session)

How can we keep information and people safe from cyber threats? How can we leverage technology to improve healthcare, government, and education? How can we use “big data” to make more informed and strategic decisions? In the College of IST, we use technology and leverage information to answer these tough questions. Our three Bachelor of Science degree programs in Information Sciences and Technology, Security and Risk Analysis, and Data Sciences will teach you about leadership, communication, teamwork, and problem solving in the digital age. IST students complete at least one internship before they graduate, and our alumni have strong post-graduate career outcomes, with new hires among the top earners from Penn State.

College of Nursing (Info Session and Facilities Tour)

Spend an interactive summer day session with the College of Nursing! Nursing is an in-demand field with upward mobility and countless career tracks. Benefit from the individualized attention and intimate learning environment of a small college while accessing the resources and opportunities of a large university. If you are interested in an exciting, hands-on medical and helping field, join us in our state-of-the-art simulation lab to explore if nursing is for you.

Please join us for an information session on the ground floor of the Nursing Sciences Building at 12:00. Learn about the College of Nursing and tour our state-of-the-art simulation lab.

College of the Liberal Arts (Info Session)

Please join us in 121 Sparks Building for an information session about Penn State and the College of the Liberal Arts. Our college is committed to providing students a first-class education. We call it the Liberal Arts Edge. Our students enjoy the advantages of being at a major university, with its tremendous diversity of classes, majors in dozens of fields, cultural activities, sporting events, and recreational opportunities. But they also have the advantages of a fine liberal arts college: opportunities to work with outstanding faculty and many small classes and first year seminars taught by a number of our most distinguished faculty. The Edge includes exciting outside–the–classroom opportunities as wide as your imagination. Students can spend a summer or a year studying in another country, work as an intern, or get involved with faculty research projects. The third aspect of the Edge is our alumni network, part of the largest alumni network in the world. By connecting with our alumni mentors, students can prepare for their first job or graduate school. We have resources in our Career Enrichment Network to support all of these activities. At this session, you will have the opportunity to meet representatives from the Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network, as well as our Associate Dean, academic advisers, faculty, and current students. In addition, there will be representatives from the Paterno Fellows Program, an honors program specifically for Liberal Arts students. We look forward to seeing you there!

Eberly College of Science (Info Session)

Explore our 16 majors. Listen to students discuss their experiences with undergraduate research, internships, and education abroad. Learn how our faculty and staff will prepare you for a career or additional education following graduation.

Smeal College of Business (Information Expo and Open House)

Penn State's Smeal College of Business is among the ten largest business schools in the United States. Our curriculum and career services are consistently highly ranked by recruiters and translate into internship and career opportunities at the world's top companies. Our majors are consistently ranked in the top twenty for academic excellence, and Smeal faculty boast extensive connections to the business world and beyond. Most importantly, we are a community committed to our Honor Code and dedicated to lead with integrity in everything we do. Smeal offers an individualized, student-focused experience while still having the amenities of a large university.

Smeal is located in the Business Building, ranked by Princeton Review as one of the best business school facilities in the country. Come for a self-guided tour and the opportunity to explore our outstanding spaces, including the Rogers Family Trading Room. Watch our Majors Video to learn about all the programs offered for study at Smeal. Get your questions answered at our information tables with representatives from all of our academic majors, Career and Corporate Connections, Smeal’s Office of International Programs, and the Undergraduate Education office. Attend The REAL Deal at Smeal Q&A panel session with current students and recent alums providing information and advice from the student perspective on all things Smeal. Is applying to the Smeal College of Business already a definite in your college planning? Then talk with the Dean and Undergraduate Education Advisors for a Smeal 101 “nuts and bolts” discussion of what to expect and how to make the most of your Smeal experience. Interested in finance? Attend our Rogers Family Trading Room Open House to learn about the history of the room, the student-driven Nittany Lion Fund, and the various ways the trading room is used in teaching. We look forward to Spending a Summer Day with you!

1:00 PM - 1:40 PM:
College of Agricultural Sciences (Info Session)

Grow your future with the College of Agricultural Sciences. With 17 diverse and engaging majors you can carve out a successful career path while quite literally making the world a better place. Our students benefit from hands-on learning opportunities with world class faculty, international experiences from their first year on, and a strong sense of community. With focused career service support, undergraduate research grants and more than $2.5 million in student scholarships, we prepare our students for their life at – and after – Penn State.

College of Arts & Architecture - Theatre (Info Session and Facilities Tour)

The School of Theatre offers exciting and competitive programs in dance, acting, musical theatre, technical theatre (lighting, sound, costume design, scenic design or technical direction), stage management, and theatre studies. The goal of our programs is to educate and train talented, successful, self-confident, collaborative, active, and knowledgeable contributors to the professional theatre.

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences: Facilities Tour (Facilities Tour)

Receive a guided tour of your chosen area of interest. You can choose a tour from the following departments: Energy and Mineral Engineering, Geography, Geosciences, Meteorology, and Materials Science and Engineering. You will see departmental facilities and learn more about your specific major of interest within the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.

College of Education (Info Session)

The College of Education prepares outstanding educators, scholars, and researchers to advance the profession of education through research, teaching, and learning. The college has options that help graduates prepare to be teachers, educational administrators, counselors and therapists, educational and school psychologists, policy analysts and researchers, and rehabilitation professionals.

College of Engineering (Info Session)

The College of Engineering caters to a wide variety of student interests and helps students prepare to create new products and processes and contribute to our global society in fields that span the environment, health care, energy, transportation, infrastructure, medicine, space systems, manufacturing, agriculture, computers, and communications technology. The college offers a world-class education in each of its programs along with opportunities for internships and cooperative education, participation in national and international contests, undergraduate research, and study or work abroad. Engineering graduates leave Penn State well on their way to becoming world-class engineers.

College of Health and Human Development (Info Session)

Improving human well-being across the life span through innovative research, teaching, and outreach activities is the defining mission of the College of Health and Human Development. As the first College in the country committed to an integrated approach to improving the quality of life for individuals, families, and our communities we have attracted a world class faculty providing top-ranked educational programs and producing ground breaking research around the globe. Our mission and dedicated faculty enable the College to attract highly motivated and passionate students with strong academic and personal skills that produce the world’s next leaders ready to change and improve the way we live today and into the future. “Being inspired is what you are when you arrive, being an inspiration is who you are when you leave.”

College of Information Sciences and Technology (Info Session)

How can we keep information and people safe from cyber threats? How can we leverage technology to improve healthcare, government, and education? How can we use “big data” to make more informed and strategic decisions? In the College of IST, we use technology and leverage information to answer these tough questions. Our three Bachelor of Science degree programs in Information Sciences and Technology, Security and Risk Analysis, and Data Sciences will teach you about leadership, communication, teamwork, and problem solving in the digital age. IST students complete at least one internship before they graduate, and our alumni have strong post-graduate career outcomes, with new hires among the top earners from Penn State.

College of Nursing (Info Session and Facilities Tour)

Spend an interactive summer day session with the College of Nursing! Nursing is an in-demand field with upward mobility and countless career tracks. Benefit from the individualized attention and intimate learning environment of a small college while accessing the resources and opportunities of a large university. If you are interested in an exciting, hands-on medical and helping field, join us in our state-of-the-art simulation lab to explore if nursing is for you.

Please join us for an information session on the ground floor of the Nursing Sciences Building at 1:00. Learn about the College of Nursing and tour our state-of-the-art simulation lab.

College of the Liberal Arts (Info Session)

Please join us in 121 Sparks Building for an information session about Penn State and the College of the Liberal Arts. Our college is committed to providing students a first-class education. We call it the Liberal Arts Edge. Our students enjoy the advantages of being at a major university, with its tremendous diversity of classes, majors in dozens of fields, cultural activities, sporting events, and recreational opportunities. But they also have the advantages of a fine liberal arts college: opportunities to work with outstanding faculty and many small classes and first year seminars taught by a number of our most distinguished faculty. The Edge includes exciting outside–the–classroom opportunities as wide as your imagination. Students can spend a summer or a year studying in another country, work as an intern, or get involved with faculty research projects. The third aspect of the Edge is our alumni network, part of the largest alumni network in the world. By connecting with our alumni mentors, students can prepare for their first job or graduate school. We have resources in our Career Enrichment Network to support all of these activities. At this session, you will have the opportunity to meet representatives from the Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network, as well as our Associate Dean, academic advisers, faculty, and current students. In addition, there will be representatives from the Paterno Fellows Program, an honors program specifically for Liberal Arts students. We look forward to seeing you there!

Division of Undergraduate Studies (Info Session)

The Division of Undergraduate Studies is Penn State's enrollment unit for students who want to explore a variety of educational opportunities at the University before deciding on a field of study. Academic advisers in DUS help students explore their interests and strengths, learn about and experience academic and co-curricular opportunities, and make informed decisions about majors, minors, and other aspects of their education. Students who choose to explore their academic options upon entering the University are making a valuable decision about how they wish to approach the choice-of-major process and learn how to plan and manage their educational journey.

Eberly College of Science (Info Session)

Explore our 16 majors. Listen to students discuss their experiences with undergraduate research, internships, and education abroad. Learn how our faculty and staff will prepare you for a career or additional education following graduation.

Schreyer Honors College (Info Session)

The Schreyer Honors College provides the best of a highly selective small liberal arts college experience within a major research university. Come to this session to learn about the academic, scholarship, and research opportunities available within the Schreyer Honors College and have your questions answered about how the college can enrich your experience at Penn State.

Smeal College of Business (Information Expo and Open House)

Penn State's Smeal College of Business is among the ten largest business schools in the United States. Our curriculum and career services are consistently highly ranked by recruiters and translate into internship and career opportunities at the world's top companies. Our majors are consistently ranked in the top twenty for academic excellence, and Smeal faculty boast extensive connections to the business world and beyond. Most importantly, we are a community committed to our Honor Code and dedicated to lead with integrity in everything we do. Smeal offers an individualized, student-focused experience while still having the amenities of a large university.

Smeal is located in the Business Building, ranked by Princeton Review as one of the best business school facilities in the country. Come for a self-guided tour and the opportunity to explore our outstanding spaces, including the Rogers Family Trading Room. Watch our Majors Video to learn about all the programs offered for study at Smeal. Get your questions answered at our information tables with representatives from all of our academic majors, Career and Corporate Connections, Smeal’s Office of International Programs, and the Undergraduate Education office. Attend The REAL Deal at Smeal Q&A panel session with current students and recent alums providing information and advice from the student perspective on all things Smeal. Is applying to the Smeal College of Business already a definite in your college planning? Then talk with the Dean and Undergraduate Education Advisors for a Smeal 101 “nuts and bolts” discussion of what to expect and how to make the most of your Smeal experience. Interested in finance? Attend our Rogers Family Trading Room Open House to learn about the history of the room, the student-driven Nittany Lion Fund, and the various ways the trading room is used in teaching. We look forward to Spending a Summer Day with you!

1:40 PM - 2:15 PM:
Break (Break)
2:15 PM - 2:55 PM:
College of Arts & Architecture – Architecture and Graphic Design Facilities Tour (Facilities Tour)

Students interested in Architecture or Graphic Design can meet in the lobby of the Stuckeman Family Building to participate in facilities tours. Architecture students will meet in the lobby for a 30-minute tour of studios and facilities of the award-winning Stuckeman Family Building. (Students interested in Landscape Architecture are welcome to attend; however, Q&A will be focused on the Architecture program.)

Graphic Design students will meet in the lobby of the Stuckeman Building and move to Borland for program-specific tour, as well as a portfolio review for students that bring their paper or digital portfolio.

College of Arts & Architecture – Theatre Arts Production Studio (TAPS) Facilities Tour (Facilities Tour)

The Theatre Arts Production Studio (TAPS) offers a behind the scenes look into the world of theatre magic. TAPS is the home of the School of Theatre’s state of the art production facilities including full service, paint, wood, metal, properties, and costume shops. Staffed year round by experienced craftsman, TAPS offers students hands-on experience in construction and fabrication of theatrical goods, be it costumes, props, or scenery. In addition, also located at TAPS is the theatrical rigging and automation laboratory, the only one of its kind in the country! An extensive lab that gives students a chance to practice theatrical rigging and automation techniques used in theatres around the world.

College of Engineering – Aerospace Engineering (Department Info Session)

Aerospace Engineering (www.aero.psu.edu)

Aerospace engineers develop leading-edge technology and integrate it into high-performance aircraft and spacecraft. They design, analyze, and test flight vehicles and their components, including rocket and turbine engines. With knowledge of aerodynamics, propulsion, structures, controls, and information technology, graduates also have the broad understanding needed to serve as architects of sophisticated vehicle systems. Graduates typically work for a wide range of manufacturing, service, and software companies, government agencies, and research laboratories.

College of Engineering – Agricultural & Biological Engineering (Department Info Session)

Agricultural Engineering & Biological Engineering (www.abe.psu.edu)           

Biological engineers find the sustainable solutions needed to supply a growing world population with food, fiber, water, and fuel under increasing environmental constraints.    For instance, biological engineers develop efficient power and machinery systems; design processing lines to produce safe, high-quality foods; convert waste into renewable fuel using microorganisms; and apply best management practices to minimize non-point source pollution and to protect water quality. Biological engineering students specialize by choosing one of these options: Agricultural Engineering, Food and Biological Process Engineering, or Natural Resource Engineering.

College of Engineering – Architectural Engineering (Department Info Session)

Architectural Engineering (www.engr.psu.edu/ae)

Architectural engineering prepares students to be involved in the planning, design, construction, and operation of buildings and building systems. Becoming leaders in developing integrated building solutions is center to the program. In the upper years, students specializes in one of four options: Construction, Lighting/Electrical Systems, Mechanical Systems or Building Structures. Graduates may pursue careers in architectural engineering, consulting engineering, construction firms, and other related industries. Some students choose to pursue the 172-credits integrated BAE/MAE degree. Most importantly, AE graduates engineer building solutions enhancing the clients’ ability to carry out their missions. Sustainability and high-performance design are currently the focus of the profession.

College of Engineering – Biomedical Engineering (Department Info Session)(FULL)

Biomedical Engineering (www.bme.psu.edu)

Biomedical engineers design and develop solutions for biological and medical problems. Biomedical Engineering (previously named Bioengineering) is an interdisciplinary program that emphasizes integration of engineering principles with the life sciences. Biomedical Engineers develop new medical devices, design diagnostic and therapeutic tools, and model physiological systems. Students choose one of four options to determine advanced coursework: Biochemical, Biomaterials, Biomechanics, or Medical Imaging and Devices. Graduates have a wide variety of career options either working in the health care or pharmaceutical industries, or pursuing further studies in medicine or the engineering sciences.

College of Engineering – Chemical Engineering (Department Info Session)

Chemical Engineering (www.che.psu.edu)

Chemical engineers are involved in a wide range of high-technology industries that produce new pharmaceuticals and high-value chemicals, manufacture microelectronic devices, develop high-performance plastics and alternative fuels, purify therapeutic proteins, and design artificial organs. Chemical Engineering is unique in its focus on the processes involved in making new products or treating the environment, drawing extensively on a strong foundation in the chemical, physical, and biological sciences.  Students can choose to pursue one of four options: General Option, Energy and Fuels, Polymer Engineering, or Biomolecular and Bioprocess Engineering.

College of Engineering – Civil and Environmental Engineering (Department Info Session)

Civil & Environmental Engineering (www.cee.psu.edu)  

Civil engineers plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain the roads, buildings, airports, bridges, dams, and other physical infrastructure that make modern life possible.  This is done by highly trained professionals who work in the areas of environmental, geotechnical, hydraulic, materials, structural, and transportation engineering.  The challenge for the modern civil engineer is to design and build infrastructure that is both sustainable and resilient. Graduates go on to careers in government, engineering consulting, or they can pursue advanced degrees in civil engineering or other professional fields.  For more about what civil engineers do, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJaRjI7K-Lw.

College of Engineering – Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Computer Engineering (Department Info Session)

Electrical Engineering (www.eecs.psu.edu)

Electrical engineers design electrical and electronic systems and their components. Graduates pursue careers in a wide range of fields, including communications, electronics, computers, and power generation. Some electrical engineers design systems and circuits for instrumentation control panels and consumer electronics, while others develop signal processing software and hardware for the latest in audio and video applications. They also design software for artificial intelligence, computer vision, and medical imaging, and design systems that make space vehicles and exploration possible.

Computer Engineering (www.eecs.psu.edu)

Computer engineers design and build hardware systems, from the latest and most powerful computer processors that power desktop computers to embedded devices than run smart phones to tiny digital devices that power and control smart glasses and implanted bio-devices.  To prepare students for these challenges the computer engineering curriculum covers fundamental programming techniques and skills, the theory and practice of designing, analyzing, and testing digital devices ranging from individual logic components to very large scale integrated (VLSI) circuits to complex computer hardware systems, and advanced topics in hardware design and development.  This curriculum prepares our graduates to be leaders in the rapidly changing field of computing throughout their careers.

Computer Science (www.eecs.psu.edu)

Computer Scientists design, implement, test, analyze, evaluate and improve software to solve computational problems across an incredibly diverse spectrum of areas including commerce, communication, entertainment, finance, medicine, the social sciences, the physical sciences and the life sciences.  To prepare students for these challenges the computer science curriculum covers fundamental programming techniques and skills, broad knowledge of computer hardware, operating systems and programming languages, mathematical foundations of computing, and advanced topics in software design and application development.  This curriculum prepares our graduates to be leaders in the rapidly changing field of computing throughout their careers.

College of Engineering – Engineering Science and Mechanics (Department Info Session)

Engineering Science and Mechanics (www.esm.psu.edu)

This interdisciplinary honors program helps graduates prepare to work in a diverse range of fields, including mechanics, materials, energy conservation, power, electronics, computing, sensors, biomaterials and medicine, robotics, and nanotechnology. Many students continue their studies in graduate programs (engineering, science, medicine, business, law) and ultimately work in research and development of new materials, devices, sensors, and machines; design of innovative systems and processes; academia; and a wide range of professions.

College of Engineering – Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (Department Info Session)

Industrial Engineering (www.ime.psu.edu)

Industrial engineers design, plan, and control many types of systems in manufacturing and service sectors. These systems involve the productive and efficient integration of people, machines, materials, energy, and information. Students in the Industrial Engineering major specialize in one of three tracks: Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Engineering Services Systems, or Engineering Information Systems. Graduates work in a variety of industries such as manufacturing, aerospace, health care, transportation, and theme parks. They design manufacturing and service processes, develop automation for high productivity, ensure product quality, design jobs that conform to the capabilities and limitations of the human operator and ensure the workers’ health and safety, and analyze the design supply chain systems.  

College of Engineering – Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering (Department Info Session)

Mechanical Engineering (www.mne.psu.edu)

Mechanical engineers integrate principles of energy and mechanics to design machines and products. Mechanical Engineering is divided into two broad areas: mechanical systems and thermal systems. Mechanical systems include the design of mechanisms and the analysis of strength and wear of materials. These topics are studied in courses such as Dynamics, Material Science, Engineering Mechanics, Vibrations, and Machine Design. Thermal systems include methods of energy conversions, heat transfer, and fluid flow. Thermal systems are covered in Thermodynamics, Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer. Graduates pursue careers in many industries, from large automotive, aerospace, utilities, and manufacturing companies to small, high-tech firms specializing in robotics, computer software, nanotechnology, and biomedical technology. Some mechanical engineers design vehicles, including cars, trucks, heavy equipment, buses, and aircraft. Others specialize in rotating equipment, such as pumps, compressors, and blowers, or the design, manufacturing, and packaging of electronics and consumer products.

Nuclear Engineering (www.mne.psu.edu)

Nuclear engineers apply principles of nuclear science to meet energy needs and benefit humankind. Graduates work in a broad spectrum of industries, including electrical utility, medical, and aerospace. Nuclear engineers design, service, and maintain nuclear power plants. They develop radiation detection and measurement methods and devise facilities to store, monitor, and dispose of radioactive waste. Nuclear engineers also design medical imaging equipment and power systems for deep-space probes.

Eberly College of Science – Astronomy & Astrophysics (Department Info Session)

Meet faculty from the department for more specific details about the majors and the programs they can offer you.

Eberly College of Science – Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Microbiology (Department Info Session)

Meet faculty and advisers from the department for more specific details about the majors and the programs they can offer you.

Eberly College of Science – Biology (Department Info Session)

Meet faculty and advisers from the department for more specific details about the majors and the programs they can offer you.

Eberly College of Science – Chemistry (Department Info Session)

Meet faculty and advisers from the department for more specific details about the majors and the programs they can offer you.

Eberly College of Science – Forensic Science (Department Info Session)

Meet faculty and advisers from the department for more specific details about the majors and the programs they can offer you.

Eberly College of Science – Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Future Student Info & Office of Science Engagement (Department Info Session)

Meet faculty and advisers from our departments for more specific details about the majors and the programs they can offer you. Learn about research, internships and study abroad opportunities from the Office of Science Engagement.

Eberly College of Science – Premedicine, Accelerated Premedical-Medical, Science BS, Science BS/MBA (Department Info Session)

Meet faculty and advisers from our Academic Advising Center for more specific details about the majors and programs they can offer you.

Penn State ROTC: Leadership and Scholarship Opportunities (Info Session)

If you’ve ever had a desire to serve in the United States Military, but understand the importance of earning a college education, this session is for you!  Faculty members from the Army, Navy, Marine and Air Force ROTC programs at Penn State will describe the many available opportunities during and after college.  They will also discuss exceptional strategies to compete for a FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIP and address the common myths that discourage highly qualified candidates.  Come with any questions to get some great information!

Schreyer Honors College (Info Session)

The Schreyer Honors College provides the best of a highly selective small liberal arts college experience within a major research university. Come to this session to learn about the academic, scholarship, and research opportunities available within the Schreyer Honors College and have your questions answered about how the college can enrich your experience at Penn State.

Smeal College of Business (Information Expo and Open House)

Penn State's Smeal College of Business is among the ten largest business schools in the United States. Our curriculum and career services are consistently highly ranked by recruiters and translate into internship and career opportunities at the world's top companies. Our majors are consistently ranked in the top twenty for academic excellence, and Smeal faculty boast extensive connections to the business world and beyond. Most importantly, we are a community committed to our Honor Code and dedicated to lead with integrity in everything we do. Smeal offers an individualized, student-focused experience while still having the amenities of a large university.

Smeal is located in the Business Building, ranked by Princeton Review as one of the best business school facilities in the country. Come for a self-guided tour and the opportunity to explore our outstanding spaces, including the Rogers Family Trading Room. Watch our Majors Video to learn about all the programs offered for study at Smeal. Get your questions answered at our information tables with representatives from all of our academic majors, Career and Corporate Connections, Smeal’s Office of International Programs, and the Undergraduate Education office. Attend The REAL Deal at Smeal Q&A panel session with current students and recent alums providing information and advice from the student perspective on all things Smeal. Is applying to the Smeal College of Business already a definite in your college planning? Then talk with the Dean and Undergraduate Education Advisors for a Smeal 101 “nuts and bolts” discussion of what to expect and how to make the most of your Smeal experience. Interested in finance? Attend our Rogers Family Trading Room Open House to learn about the history of the room, the student-driven Nittany Lion Fund, and the various ways the trading room is used in teaching. We look forward to Spending a Summer Day with you!

Student Panel (Student Panel)

A panel of students from various majors will tell you about their Penn State experience and answer your questions about academics, student life, and all things Penn State.

2:15 PM - 3:55 PM:
Academic Information Expos, Open Houses, and Receptions (Open House)

These sessions are a chance to chat informally with college representatives, so feel free to come and go to as many college-specific expo sessions as you'd like to attend. You do not have to arrive right at 2:15 p.m., as representatives will be there throughout the expo to answer questions.

Bellisario College of Communications: Info Expo and Facilities Tour (Open House)

Please join us at Innovation Park to learn more about our program and get a tour of our broadcast and film facilities. Tours will run every 15 minutes from 2:15-3:30pm with the last tour leaving at 3:30pm. Our new, state-of-the-art, HD studio is arguably one of the best collegiate broadcast facilities in the country and provides students with incredible hands-on experience and opportunities. In addition, faculty and students from all of our academic majors, representatives from our Office of Internships and Career Services, and advisers from the College of Communications will be available to provide more information and answer your questions. We encourage you to drive to Innovation Park, Lubert Building and Building 103 ("LBT" and "103" on your map); there is free parking next to those buildings. We look forward to seeing you there!

College of Agricultural Sciences (Open House)

Looking for an engaging major that will be relevant for years to come? Think about the College of Agricultural Sciences! Learn more about our 17 majors– and the world of opportunity that awaits you in this great college!

College of Health and Human Development (Open House)

Speak with faculty members and college advisers and have your questions answered about majors, careers, global studies, and other opportunities in the College of Health and Human Development.

College of Information Sciences and Technology (Open House)(FULL)

Learn more about the College of Information Sciences and Technology and see the Extreme Events Lab in action. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about the college.

3:15 PM - 3:55 PM:
College of Arts & Architecture – Landscape Architecture Facilities Tour (Facilities Tour)

Meet in Stuckeman Family Building lobby for a 30-minute tour of studios and facilities of the award-winning Stuckeman Family Building. (Students interested in Architecture are welcome to attend; however, Q&A will be focused on the Landscape Architecture program.)

College of Arts & Architecture – Lighting & Sound Labs Tour (Facilities Tour)

LIGHTING LAB:

The PSU School of Theatre Lighting Lab is one of the most advanced and well-equipped theatre lighting training facilities in the country.  The space is set up to resemble a small theatre, with seating for 20 students, an ION control console, 48 dimmers, 3-phase power, and a complete inventory of conventional, LED, and moving lights.  There is a full overhead truss for hanging lights, along with truss booms, a scrim, a cyc, a drop, and other scenic elements for use in the various class exercises.

With the wide variety of equipment and the flexibility of the space, students can recreate any lighting setup possible in any of our theatre spaces, which allows for testing and experimentation with color, angle, texture, and other controllable aspects of light.  The availability of modern control, new LED fixtures and dedicated moving light fixtures was made possible by very generous gifts from Electronic Theatre Controls and Bandit Lites, who support our educational training mission.  The Lab is available exclusively for theatre lighting classes, and for any student working on School of Theatre productions throughout the year.

SOUND LAB:

The Convergence Lab is a full time teaching and student accessible space used for the teaching of sound design and engineering, electronic music, projection design, and show control.

The lab has two different complete sound systems installed for classroom and student use  — one for live sound and one for multichannel networked audio playback. The lab's inventory of equipment and technology dedicated solely to classroom use is as large as most training program's entire inventory.

As the teaching and learning space for one of only three sound design programs in the world that offers a class in show control — the engineering and design principles behind controlling the biggest spectacles and theme parks in the world — the lab serves as the development and testing ground for the School of Theater's bi-annual Haunted House project.

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences: AccuWeather Tour (Facilities Tour)(FULL)

Penn State’s Meteorology programs is one of the best in the country, and students benefit from having AccuWeather headquartered in State College, PA. If you are planning to study Meteorology, don’t miss this unique tour of their facilities. Tours will begin at 3:30 p.m. at AccuWeather, which is located at 385 Science Park Rd; State College, PA 16803.

Families must drive to AccuWeather on their own from the University Park campus, which is approximately a 10-minute drive. Click here to access the driving directions. Tours will be approximately 60-90 minutes.

College of Engineering – Aerospace Engineering (Department Info Session)

Aerospace Engineering (www.aero.psu.edu)

Aerospace engineers develop leading-edge technology and integrate it into high-performance aircraft and spacecraft. They design, analyze, and test flight vehicles and their components, including rocket and turbine engines. With knowledge of aerodynamics, propulsion, structures, controls, and information technology, graduates also have the broad understanding needed to serve as architects of sophisticated vehicle systems. Graduates typically work for a wide range of manufacturing, service, and software companies, government agencies, and research laboratories.

College of Engineering – Agricultural & Biological Engineering (Department Info Session)

Agricultural Engineering & Biological Engineering (www.abe.psu.edu)           

Biological engineers find the sustainable solutions needed to supply a growing world population with food, fiber, water, and fuel under increasing environmental constraints.    For instance, biological engineers develop efficient power and machinery systems; design processing lines to produce safe, high-quality foods; convert waste into renewable fuel using microorganisms; and apply best management practices to minimize non-point source pollution and to protect water quality. Biological engineering students specialize by choosing one of these options: Agricultural Engineering, Food and Biological Process Engineering, or Natural Resource Engineering.

College of Engineering – Architectural Engineering (Department Info Session)

Architectural Engineering (www.engr.psu.edu/ae)

Architectural engineering prepares students to be involved in the planning, design, construction, and operation of buildings and building systems. Becoming leaders in developing integrated building solutions is center to the program. In the upper years, students specializes in one of four options: Construction, Lighting/Electrical Systems, Mechanical Systems or Building Structures. Graduates may pursue careers in architectural engineering, consulting engineering, construction firms, and other related industries. Some students choose to pursue the 172-credits integrated BAE/MAE degree. Most importantly, AE graduates engineer building solutions enhancing the clients’ ability to carry out their missions. Sustainability and high-performance design are currently the focus of the profession.

College of Engineering – Biomedical Engineering (Department Info Session)

Biomedical Engineering (www.bme.psu.edu)

Biomedical engineers design and develop solutions for biological and medical problems. Biomedical Engineering (previously named Bioengineering) is an interdisciplinary program that emphasizes integration of engineering principles with the life sciences. Biomedical Engineers develop new medical devices, design diagnostic and therapeutic tools, and model physiological systems. Students choose one of four options to determine advanced coursework: Biochemical, Biomaterials, Biomechanics, or Medical Imaging and Devices. Graduates have a wide variety of career options either working in the health care or pharmaceutical industries, or pursuing further studies in medicine or the engineering sciences.

College of Engineering – Chemical Engineering (Department Info Session)

Chemical Engineering (www.che.psu.edu)

Chemical engineers are involved in a wide range of high-technology industries that produce new pharmaceuticals and high-value chemicals, manufacture microelectronic devices, develop high-performance plastics and alternative fuels, purify therapeutic proteins, and design artificial organs. Chemical Engineering is unique in its focus on the processes involved in making new products or treating the environment, drawing extensively on a strong foundation in the chemical, physical, and biological sciences.  Students can choose to pursue one of four options: General Option, Energy and Fuels, Polymer Engineering, or Biomolecular and Bioprocess Engineering.

College of Engineering – Civil and Environmental Engineering (Department Info Session)

Civil & Environmental Engineering (www.cee.psu.edu)  

Civil engineers plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain the roads, buildings, airports, bridges, dams, and other physical infrastructure that make modern life possible.  This is done by highly trained professionals who work in the areas of environmental, geotechnical, hydraulic, materials, structural, and transportation engineering.  The challenge for the modern civil engineer is to design and build infrastructure that is both sustainable and resilient. Graduates go on to careers in government, engineering consulting, or they can pursue advanced degrees in civil engineering or other professional fields.  For more about what civil engineers do, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJaRjI7K-Lw.

College of Engineering – Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Computer Engineering (Department Info Session)

Electrical Engineering (www.eecs.psu.edu)

Electrical engineers design electrical and electronic systems and their components. Graduates pursue careers in a wide range of fields, including communications, electronics, computers, and power generation. Some electrical engineers design systems and circuits for instrumentation control panels and consumer electronics, while others develop signal processing software and hardware for the latest in audio and video applications. They also design software for artificial intelligence, computer vision, and medical imaging, and design systems that make space vehicles and exploration possible.

Computer Engineering (www.eecs.psu.edu)

Computer engineers design and build hardware systems, from the latest and most powerful computer processors that power desktop computers to embedded devices than run smart phones to tiny digital devices that power and control smart glasses and implanted bio-devices.  To prepare students for these challenges the computer engineering curriculum covers fundamental programming techniques and skills, the theory and practice of designing, analyzing, and testing digital devices ranging from individual logic components to very large scale integrated (VLSI) circuits to complex computer hardware systems, and advanced topics in hardware design and development.  This curriculum prepares our graduates to be leaders in the rapidly changing field of computing throughout their careers.

Computer Science (www.eecs.psu.edu)

Computer Scientists design, implement, test, analyze, evaluate and improve software to solve computational problems across an incredibly diverse spectrum of areas including commerce, communication, entertainment, finance, medicine, the social sciences, the physical sciences and the life sciences.  To prepare students for these challenges the computer science curriculum covers fundamental programming techniques and skills, broad knowledge of computer hardware, operating systems and programming languages, mathematical foundations of computing, and advanced topics in software design and application development.  This curriculum prepares our graduates to be leaders in the rapidly changing field of computing throughout their careers.

College of Engineering – Engineering Science and Mechanics (Department Info Session)

Engineering Science and Mechanics (www.esm.psu.edu)

This interdisciplinary honors program helps graduates prepare to work in a diverse range of fields, including mechanics, materials, energy conservation, power, electronics, computing, sensors, biomaterials and medicine, robotics, and nanotechnology. Many students continue their studies in graduate programs (engineering, science, medicine, business, law) and ultimately work in research and development of new materials, devices, sensors, and machines; design of innovative systems and processes; academia; and a wide range of professions.

College of Engineering – Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (Department Info Session)

Industrial Engineering (www.ime.psu.edu)

Industrial engineers design, plan, and control many types of systems in manufacturing and service sectors. These systems involve the productive and efficient integration of people, machines, materials, energy, and information. Students in the Industrial Engineering major specialize in one of three tracks: Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Engineering Services Systems, or Engineering Information Systems. Graduates work in a variety of industries such as manufacturing, aerospace, health care, transportation, and theme parks. They design manufacturing and service processes, develop automation for high productivity, ensure product quality, design jobs that conform to the capabilities and limitations of the human operator and ensure the workers’ health and safety, and analyze the design supply chain systems.

College of Engineering – Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering (Department Info Session)

Mechanical Engineering (www.mne.psu.edu)

Mechanical engineers integrate principles of energy and mechanics to design machines and products. Mechanical Engineering is divided into two broad areas: mechanical systems and thermal systems. Mechanical systems include the design of mechanisms and the analysis of strength and wear of materials. These topics are studied in courses such as Dynamics, Material Science, Engineering Mechanics, Vibrations, and Machine Design. Thermal systems include methods of energy conversions, heat transfer, and fluid flow. Thermal systems are covered in Thermodynamics, Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer. Graduates pursue careers in many industries, from large automotive, aerospace, utilities, and manufacturing companies to small, high-tech firms specializing in robotics, computer software, nanotechnology, and biomedical technology. Some mechanical engineers design vehicles, including cars, trucks, heavy equipment, buses, and aircraft. Others specialize in rotating equipment, such as pumps, compressors, and blowers, or the design, manufacturing, and packaging of electronics and consumer products.

Nuclear Engineering (www.mne.psu.edu)

Nuclear engineers apply principles of nuclear science to meet energy needs and benefit humankind. Graduates work in a broad spectrum of industries, including electrical utility, medical, and aerospace. Nuclear engineers design, service, and maintain nuclear power plants. They develop radiation detection and measurement methods and devise facilities to store, monitor, and dispose of radioactive waste. Nuclear engineers also design medical imaging equipment and power systems for deep-space probes.  

Eberly College of Science – Astronomy & Astrophysics (Department Info Session)

Meet faculty from the department for more specific details about the majors and the programs they can offer you.

Eberly College of Science – Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Microbiology (Department Info Session)

Meet faculty and advisers from the department for more specific details about the majors and the programs they can offer you.

Eberly College of Science – Biology (Department Info Session)

Meet faculty and advisers from the department for more specific details about the majors and the programs they can offer you.

Eberly College of Science – Chemistry (Department Info Session)

Meet faculty and advisers from the department for more specific details about the majors and the programs they can offer you.

Eberly College of Science – Forensic Science (Department Info Session)

Meet faculty and advisers from the department for more specific details about the majors and the programs they can offer you.

Eberly College of Science – Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Future Student Info & Office of Science Engagement (Department Info Session)

Meet faculty and advisers from our departments for more specific details about the majors and the programs they can offer you. Learn about research, internships and study abroad opportunities from the Office of Science Engagement.

Eberly College of Science – Premedicine, Accelerated Premedical-Medical, Science BS, Science BS/MBA (Department Info Session)

Meet faculty and advisers from our Academic Advising Center for more specific details about the majors and programs they can offer you.

Penn State ROTC: Leadership and Scholarship Opportunities (Info Session)

If you’ve ever had a desire to serve in the United States Military, but understand the importance of earning a college education, this session is for you!  Faculty members from the Army, Navy, Marine and Air Force ROTC programs at Penn State will describe the many available opportunities during and after college.  They will also discuss exceptional strategies to compete for a FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIP and address the common myths that discourage highly qualified candidates.  Come with any questions to get some great information!