Apr 24

Air Products Distinguished Lecture Series: Self-Contained Hydraulic “Nastic” Actuators

26 Hosler Building
4 p.m.

Artificial muscles typically deliver either large displacements or high forces, but not both. This talk will introduce hydraulic actuators that take advantage of a micro-scale phenomenon, electro-osmotic fluid pumping. This approach may make it possible to create a new type of electroactive polymer device that is self-contained and electrically actuated.


Apr 27

Spring 2017 College of Engineering Design Showcase

Bryce Jordan Center
1 to 3:30 p.m.


May 05

Commencement - Undergraduate

Bryce Jordan Center
8 p.m.


May 07

Commencement - Graduate

Bryce Jordan Center
6:30 p.m.




The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. We serve more than 1,000 undergraduate students and more than 330 graduate students

We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering. MNE's strength is in offering hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

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The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519