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Brooke Ewer stands outside on a playground.

Student Story

Brooke Ewer ’24, Biomedical Engineering

Brooke Ewer '24, a biomedical engineering major from Stanhope, N.J., is examining how building playgrounds on different types of surfaces can contribute to or help minimize injuries.

Joe Roffer '22 stands outside

Student Story

Joe Roffer ’22, Electrical Engineering

While Joe Roffer '22 transferred to Bucknell for its top-tier academics, he also quickly found a network of fellow students who are interested in supporting each other's mental health.



Bucknell Students, Grads Awarded Four NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Grants

The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution.

Eric Kennedy

Faculty Story

Eric Kennedy, Biomedical Engineering

Professor Eric Kennedy, biomedical engineering, aims to reduce playground injuries by analyzing design, appropriateness of substrates for cushioning falls, and maintenance procedures that can prevent accidents.

Engineering students use solid-state/melt extrusion machine


Reasons to Ray’cycle: Bucknell Student Engineers Use Cutting-edge Recycling Process to Transform Community Waste

Their sustainability initiative, called Ray’cycle, invited the campus community to help turn hard-to-recycle plastics into useful and fun Bucknell-themed items, produced throughout the spring.

Mechanical engineering majors Michael Bortolot '21 and Nate Romanowski '21 assemble their prototype sanitizing device


A Safer Sushi Roll: Engineers Aid Companies and Entrepreneurs

Mechanical engineering majors Nate Romanowski '21, Michael Bortolot '21 and Charlie Martin '21 partnered with restaurateur Kevin Takarada '02 to create a novel way of sanitizing meals after preparation, ensuring contagions like COVID can’t be passed to customers through food.

David Berry stands outside with his musical Tesla coil

Student Story

David Berry ’24, Computer Engineering

As lifelong tinkerer and experimental musician David Berry's technological talents grew, so did his need for more sophisticated equipment and education. That's where Bucknell comes in.

Philip Onffroy pours plastic beads into a hopper.


Goldwater Scholarship Fuels Chemical Engineering Major’s Drive for Discovery

Philip Onffroy '22 is the latest Bucknellian to earn one of the nation’s most prestigious scholarships for undergraduate STEM majors.

Daniela Bellini ’22 poses outside Dana Engineering Building on the science quad.


Engineering Students and Alumni Build Bonds in New Mentoring Program

The Engineering Buddy Program helps students network and gain knowledge of their craft through connections with Bucknell's accomplished alumni.

Wutt Kyi '22 poses against indoor railing

Student Story

Wutt Kyi ’22, Biomedical Engineering

As an international student, Kyi wanted to foster connections with faculty and fellow students throughout her college journey. The diverse communities she's found at Bucknell support and motivate her in every endeavor, both inside and outside the classroom.

Portrait of Emily Bayuk on campus

Student Story

Emily Bayuk '21, Electrical Engineering

Growing up, Emily Bayuk '21 was fascinated with the way electricity whizzes around a circuit at lightning speed. She's helping new generations of girls discover that magic with a book series for young learners.

Lam Ngo ’22 stands by a tributary of the Susquehanna River in Lewisburg in winter

Student Story

Lam Ngo ’22, Civil Engineering and Economics

On two coasts and three continents, Lam Ngo '22 is exploring her future by being there — and finding support from Bucknell each step of the way.

Portraits of the University Innovation Fellows


A Culture of Innovation: University Innovation Fellows Create New Experiences and Enhance Old Ones

Refusing to stand on the past, four students seek outside-the-box ways to enhance the Bucknell experience.

Laura Cook stands in front of a window at the Corning Museum of Glass

Alumni Story

Laura Cook ’10, M’11, Chemical Engineering

Laura Cook ’11 has her foot on the accelerator to help glass manufacturer Corning meet a global demand for more than 1 billion vaccine vials.

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.