Funded Projects

Full proposals (> $10,000)

  • Microcredentialing in Instructional Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, Michael Mashtare and Siobhan Fathel
  • Global Engineering First-Year Seminar, Angela Rothrock, Patrick Tunno, Sara Kuhlman, and Brad Sottile
  • Sustainable Lab Ambassador Program, Rachel Brennan, Kristin Dreyer, Lydia Vandenbergh, David Jones, and Casey Fenton
  • Entering the Academic Job Market Seminar, Vikash Gayah
  • Hub on Writing Resources for Engineering Faculty, Michael Alley
  • DEI 101 Program for the Mechanical Engineering Community, Siu Ling Leung, Angela Lesko, Paris Von Lockette, and Tamy Guimarães
  • Inclusive Teaming Microcredential for Capstone Design, Scarlett Miller, Matt Parkinson, and Susan Simkins

Limited-scope proposals (< $10,000)

  • Student Engagement Microcredential for Club Activities, Mark Miller and Susan Stewart
  • Learning Robotic Safety in Construction, Houtan Jebelli
  • Improve CAV Lab Components, Ilgin Guler and Xianbiao Hu
  • Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP) Envoys, Aaron Mattingly and Lauren Griggs
  • Professional Ethics Mircrocredential, Brad Sottile
  • Engineering Connect Program, Katina Moten, Christine Masters, and Penny Carlson
  • Professional Skills Elective Course, Priya Baboo, Kimberly Fox, and William Lippert
  • Learning to Efficiently Communicate Technical Content, Saurabh Basu, Sarah Root, and Barbara Jauregui Wurst
  • ETM Hardware Kit for ME Undergraduates, Herschel Pangborn and Katie Fitzsimons
  • Establishing an Artistic Mindset in UG Engineering Students, Nicholas Meisel and Aaron Knochel
  • Mindfulness & Compassion Microcredential for Well-being, John Park



The Leonhard Center for Enhancement of Engineering Education was established in 1990 by an endowment from William and Wyllis Leonhard. Its mission is to catalyze the changes that are crucial to maintaining world-class engineering education at Penn State. In 2006 the Leonhard Center became the home for two other major programs that support teaching and learning in the College - the Office of Assessment & Instructional Support and Programs for Engineering Writing & Speaking.

The Leonhard Center

201 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-4020