Graduate School Opportunities in Engineering

  • Friday, September 6, 2019
  • 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
  • C-9 Atherton Hall

Stephanie C. TerMaath received her Honors BS degree from the Pennsylvania State University, MS from Purdue University, and PhD from Cornell University. Dr. TerMaath is currently the Zeanah Faculty Fellow at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in the Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Department.  Her research group in Computational Structural Mechanics develops numerical methods and algorithms to solve complex, multi-physics problems and implements these new techniques into simulation codes. Her funded research projects encompass damage tolerance analysis of composite patch systems, optimization of ventricular catheter design, variability reduction in additive manufacturing, and topology optimization of a slotted natural laminar airfoil.

Before joining the faculty, she managed a physics-based computing group at Applied Research Associates (ARA). She previously held positions at Boeing Phantom Works and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics where she worked on numerous programs, including the High Speed Civil Transport, 737, 777, C-17, Delta IV, and Joint Strike Fighter.

Her diverse technical background encompasses theoretical, computational, and experimental research, including advanced finite element analysis, structural mechanics, fracture mechanics, material property testing, high performance computing, and biomedical modeling.

This presentation will provide general guidance on applying to graduate school in engineering. Topics will include navigating the application process, identifying an adviser, and applying for funding. Specific opportunities at the University of Tennessee will also be presented.

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Schreyer Scholar Lisa Gardner

I chose Schreyer because I wanted access to world-class educational opportunities and international experiences, but I also wanted to be a part of a smaller community. Schreyer has served as my home base as I have navigated all the amazing things that Penn State has to offer.

Lisa Gardner '19 Mechanical Engineering

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