Transforming DESIGN

DESIGN faculty and master of science students explore the design process to bring products and services to life, enhance the application and delivery of education to future engineers, and evolve how design is interpreted and applied in industry.  

Research Areas

Exploring, enhancing, and evolving the way we learn, the way we do design, the way design comes to life.

Design Computing

Apply advanced computing to supercharge designers' abilities to create personalized products and services.

Product Realization

Design adaptive, flexible, and innovative products that challenge traditional product design and manufacturing approaches in support of growing markets.

Human-Centered Design

Start with empathy and apply rigorous processes and tools to transform user needs into viable engineered solutions.

Humanitarian Engineering Design

Develop scalable and sustainable solutions for products, processes, and services that have the potential to change lives for millions of people in resource-constrained communities around the world. 



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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

213 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2952