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Ben Wheatley leans over a piece of testing equipment next to a computer screen


Maximum Impact: Professor-student Team Uncovers Engineering Applications in Bighorn Sheep Horns

Horns help 150-pound sheep absorb more than 750 pounds of force. Professor Benjamin Wheatley and Jake Schaefer ’24 are asking how we might adapt these animals' protective properties to design everything from better sneakers to safer cars.

Riley Doyle and Deborah Sills with ag plastic at The Bucknell Farm.


Bucknell Professor and Student Seek to Turn Ag Plastic Into Biofuel

Professor Deborah Sills, civil & environmental engineering, and Riley Doyle ’22 join researchers from Cornell and Israel on $300,000 research grant.

Computer engineering majors Rachel Cherrey '22 and Daniela Bellini '22 build circuit boards inside the Maker-E, Bucknell's electrical & computer engineering makerspace


‘The Future Success of Humanity’: $2 Million NSF Grant to Make Bucknell Department a Model for Engineering Education Centered on Societal Challenges

The grant to Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering researchers seeks a revolution in interdisciplinary learning.

Sami Wurm ’22 stands at a computer in a digital recording lab

Student Story

Sami Wurm ’22, Computer Science and Music Composition

With support from a Presidential Fellowship, Sami Wurm '22 uses technology to further her passion for performance.

Jackie Zak pumps liquid into a vial with a pipette as Leah Henk watches


Guiding Their Future: New Mentorship Program Pairs First-year Engineering Majors With Students Who’ve Taken the Journey Before

The Garman Guides Program, a new peer-mentoring initiative in the College of Engineering, helps students make the most of their college experience from their first weeks at Bucknell.

Christina Sfedu '12 stands with her arms crossed in front of a lake.

Alumni Story

Christina Sfedu ’12, Electrical Engineering

Christina Sfedu ’12 helps navigate new frontiers at SpaceX.

Portrait of Jaden Lee

Student Story

Jaden Lee ’22, Mechanical Engineering

From designing innovative furniture to singing with the Bucknell Camerata, Jaden Lee follows where his curiosity leads.

Portrait of Ryder Nance '20


Engineering Faculty & Staff Go Above and Beyond to Help Senior Design Students Deliver

A coordinated effort by engineering faculty and staff to ship materials to students ensured senior design teams could continue partnering with corporate clients remotely.

Portrait of student Michael Chen


Graduating SBDC Consultants Leave Lasting Legacy on Area Small Business

Three new graduates served as business, engineering design counsel to local business startups.

Caitlin D'Abrosio outside Tesla's Silicon Valley headquarters

Student Story

Caitlin D’Ambrosio ’21, Chemical Engineering

From a first-year research experience to an internship with Tesla, Caitlin D’Ambrosio is taking a hands-on approach to exploring her future.

Professor Amal Kabalan


‘A Human Connection’: Bucknell-Geisinger Research Initiative Supports Efforts to More Quickly Diagnose Childhood Infections, Prevent Strokes

Two new grants pair medical professionals with Bucknell faculty and students to advance treatment solutions.

Craig Beal in his car

Faculty Story

Craig Beal ’05, Mechanical Engineering

Drivers can't tell what hazards might be lurking around the next corner. Bucknell Professor Craig Beal '05, mechanical engineering, wants to fix that.

Professor Elena Machado and Emily Sanchez '23 talk in a faculty office, Sanchez holding a book


Empowering Purpose: Grant Seeks to Uncover Most Powerful Bucknell Experiences

With support from the Kern Family Foundation, Bucknell aims to help students identify and access transformative experiences.

Goldwater winners (from left): Gari Eberly '21, Andrew Champlin '21, and Sara Butler '21


Three Bucknell Students Named 2020 Goldwater Scholars

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship & Excellence in Education Foundation awards sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in mathematics, natural sciences or engineering.

Graham Heckert next to a car, with a wheel in the foreground

Student Story

Graham Heckert ’23, Mechanical Engineering

A ride in an electric car changed Graham Heckert ’23's life. Now he's in the driver's seat.

Photos of faculty who've received tenure or promotion: Anjalee Despande Hutchinson, Mike Krout, Terri Norton, Eric Martin, Ashli Baker, Craig Beal


22 Bucknell Faculty Earn Tenure or Advance to Full Professor

The promotions recognize faculty teaching, scholarship and service.

Professor Brandon Vogel lies under the frame of a prototype intubation tent.


Bucknell Engineers Create PPE for Local Hospitals

Face shields, reusable masks are among the devices engineering students and faculty are developing to protect caregivers on the front line of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Evan Peck in a Zoom meeting with the Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood home background behind him.


Bucknell Faculty Get Creative as Remote Learning Begins

Professors go the extra mile to support students and make themselves available as Bucknell transitions to remote learning for the spring 2020 semester.

Student using a laptop


Through Bucknell’s Externship Program, Students Get Inside Look at Life on the Job

Bucknell’s Center for Career Advancement connects students with employers for externships, one- to two-day job-shadowing experiences that can shape a student's future.

Jennifer Dawson

Alumni Story

Jennifer Bower Dawson ’03, Mechanical Engineering

As her company deploys some of the first completely driverless vehicles to traverse American roadways, Jennifer Bower Dawson '03 is watching out for the public's safety.