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Tahira Reid Smith

Arthur L. Glenn Professor of Engineering Education
Associate Department Head for Inclusive Research and Education


  • Mechanical Engineering
  • School of Engineering Design and Innovation

201 Reber Building






Conference Proceedings

  • Tahira Reid and Catherine Berdanier, 2023, "Design Sprints in Research: A Novel Approach for Enhancing the Professional Development of Graduate Students"

Research Projects

Honors and Awards


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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