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2021-25 Strategic Plan

Our Mission: 

Empower learners to become change-makers, providing life-changing experiences both inside and outside of the classroom.

Conduct innovative research at the intersection of disciplines, pioneering new fields in engineering while expanding our impact on society.

Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion among our faculty, staff, and students, recognizing that engineering education and design innovation flourishes when all voices can be heard.

Serve as the gateway to interdisciplinary engineering education, design innovation, and lifelong learning.

Our Vision: 

Be recognized locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally for our ability to revolutionize design, accelerate innovation, and transform engineering education.

Our Goals: 

The objectives and actions associated with each of the following goals will enable us to achieve our Mission and Vision by 2025:

1. Create a healthy, inclusive, and productive culture and climate in the School

2. Lead high-impact scholarly research that advances interdisciplinary engineering knowledge, practices, and policies

3. Offer innovative and interdisciplinary educational programs and experiences in residence and online that enable engineers to thrive throughout their careers

4. Broadly communicate and promote our role and impact on society



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

213 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2952