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Jessica Menold

Associate Professor


  • School of Engineering Design and Innovation
  • Engineering Design
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Law, Policy, and Engineering
  • The Learning Factory

417B Engineering Design and Innovation Building


Research Areas:

Engineering Design





Journal Articles

Conference Proceedings

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • NSF CMMI Panel Fellow, National Science Foundation, March 2021 - March 2023
  • President's Award for Engagement with Students, The Pennsylvania State University, March 2021
  • Hartz Family Career Professorship, The Pennsylvania State University, November 2021


Service to Penn State:

  • Contributions to Programs to Enhance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion, The Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory, January 2019

Service to External Organizations:




The School of Engineering Design and Innovation delivers effective engineering education and unrivaled research opportunities through active, collaborative, project-based, and professionally oriented classroom experiences. The school offers a variety of programs that partner faculty, students, and industry in the study of real-life engineering problems. Our programs teach students to solve real-life problems with innovative solutions. 

School of Engineering Design and Innovation

304 Engineering Design and Innovation Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2952