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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.

Rebecca Rosenberg


2019 BizPitch Winner Designs Product to Help Visually Impaired ‘Simply See’

Rebecca Rosenberg '20 transformed her struggle with vision problems into an innovative assistive technology

Students researching vaping


Student-Faculty Research Finds First Evidence of Carbon Monoxide in E-cigarettes

The student-initiated study adds a new dimension to the debate surrounding the safety of the devices.

Shehryar Asif with his backpack.


A Bright Idea: Bucknell Student, Professor Make Homework Safer for Refugee Students

When Shehryar Asif '21 and Professor Amal Kabalan learned that refugee students in Lebanon weren’t able to safely complete their schoolwork after dark, they delivered a simple but innovative solution.

Portrait of Emily Bayuk on campus


Bucknell Student’s Book Series Lights the Way for Young Women in Engineering

Emily Bayuk '21 wants to help more young girls discover the wonder she finds in electrical engineering.

Academic East exterior


Bucknell Opens Academic East, a Student-centered Hub for Innovation and Exploration

Academic East, a 78,000-square-foot innovation center for the College of Engineering and Department of Education at Bucknell, opens in August 2019.

Professor Erin Jablonski

Faculty Story

Erin Jablonski, Chemical Engineering

As Professor Erin Jablonski, chemical engineering, pursued her education and career in a male-dominated field, she has paid careful attention to factors that could undermine student success in grades K-12.

Frank Davis ’82 near the building named in his honor.

Alumni Story

Frank Davis ’82, Electrical Engineering

A successful corporate leader, Davis is committed to addressing the lack of diversity among business owners.

Senior Design Light Mask 2019


Inside Innovation: Senior Design Team Engineers App with Johnson & Johnson

Yili Wang

Student Story

Yili Wang ’21, Applied Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science

Yili Wang '21 sees connections between the passions for music and mathematics that she's pursuing at Bucknell.

Caroline Fakharzadeh ’20 in lab


Bucknell Chemical Engineering Majors Win Big at National Conference

A delegation of 32 Bucknell students headed to Pittsburgh for the American Institute of Chemical Engineering National Student Conference. You might say they swept the competition.

Exterior of Dana Engineering


Cool Classes: Manufacturing Processes

Most college mechanical engineering programs teach students to sketch products using computer-aided design software. Not every program asks students to then cast those products in molten metal, roiling at more than 2,000 degrees Celsius, but that's exactly what Bucknell mechanical engineering major Brishti Mandal '20 found herself doing on a Monday afternoon last semester.

Student using a microscope in Maker-E


Hands-on Experiences Help Electrical & Computer Engineering Majors Find the Art in Engineering

It was on an October afternoon in her junior year when Hayley Reiner '20 first experienced the art in engineering.

Exterior of Dana Engineering


Cool Classes: Materials Science

To make great stuff, sometimes you have to break stuff. UNIV 264, a course in materials science taught by Professor Tim Raymond, chemical engineering, takes this maxim to the extreme.