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PSFEI appoints Mark Bodenschatz as associate director
09/18/2017

The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Bodenschatz, PE, CSSP to the role of associate director, effective September 18, 2017. Bodenschatz fills the role, which has been vacant since John Hajduk was named director of the institute in March 2017.

PSFEI Welcomes New Staff Members
09/14/2017

The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) today announced the appointment of Christian Smith, software programmer/analyst, and Meridyth Lanza, administrative support assistant.

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute to present Visible Emissions Training Program: Smoke School
08/04/2017

The 2017-2018 calendar year brings improvements to the Visible Emissions Training Program including a new training location and more EPA method certifications. Casually known as "Smoke School," the program is designed for individuals who want to become certified in areas of air pollution prevention, technology, regulation, measurement and science.

New dean for College of Engineering named, set to begin in August
06/12/2017

Penn State announced June 12 that Justin Schwartz has been named the new Harold and Inge Marcus Dean in the College of Engineering, pending approval by the University Board of Trustees at the July meeting.

PSFEI celebrates success of facility management course and awards attendees
06/12/2017

Over the past eight years, the EFM program has grown significantly, thanks in part to a more-structured format, targeted topics and a team of instructors that boasts more than 80 years of combined experience.

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute to take unique approach to Safety
05/25/2017

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) is taking a unique approach to ensure the safety of its staff, both in the office and field, thanks to a program the institute recently launched. An expansion of the environmental, health and safety management system already in place at the university, the PSFEI approach will mitigate risks associated with traveling and while conducting highly variable and unique tasks at host clients' facilities.

Geoffrey "Scott" McCall earns Certified Educational Facilities Professional Credentials
05/22/2017

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) proudly announces the certification of Geoffrey "Scott" McCall, P.E., C.E.M., electrical engineer for the institute. McCall was one of only a select few to pass the Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) exam, recently held at University Park.

Welcome New Summer Interns
05/12/2017

The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) today announces the appointment of four new interns - Jeremy Cummings, Jessica Serna, Jonathan Snowberger and Kathleen Witt, effective May-August 2017.

PSFEI announces partnership with The Salvation Army's Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers
04/10/2017

The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) today announced its partnership with the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers, an extension of The Salvation Army, which provide underserved communities family-friendly options for indoor and outdoor recreation, health and fitness, performing arts, after-school programs and more.

Welcome New Programmer/Analyst to PSFEI
04/10/2017

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) today announces the appointment of Diane Haldeman, senior programmer/analyst, effective April 10, 2017

John Hajduk to head Penn State's Facilities Engineering Institute
03/01/2017

John Hajduk assumes the role of director of the Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI), effective March 1. Hajduk, the former associate director of PSFEI, succeeds Jim Myers, who retired Feb. 28.

Welcome New Staff Members to PSFEI
02/01/2017

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) is pleased to announce the recent hire of Danica Laub and Jason Rivera Yanes.

Welcome New Staff Member to PSFEI
11/30/2016

Kevin Dean joined PSFEI in November 2016. He will provide energy procurement services to Pennsylvania agencies as an Energy Management Consultant. Kevin graduated from Penn State with a bachelor's degree in Energy Business and Finance. He previously worked at McNees Wallace and Nurick as an Energy Specialist assisting commercial and industrial clients.

Welcome New Staff Member to PSFEI
06/20/2016

PSFEI is pleased to announce its recent hire of Jeff Taylor who will support our IT Team with development and maintenance of an enterprise-wide, web-based energy information system to support our Commonwealth customers. Jeff has an associate's degree in Electronics Technology from the Pennsylvania College of Technology and a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Penn State. Jeff previously worked as a Software Engineer at Minitab and has 16 years of software development experience.

Welcome New Staff Member to PSFEI
02/15/2016

Mike Fisher will provide services to General Services Administration (GSA) employees regarding facilities management, maintenance, and operations as a Facilities Engineering Instructor. Mike graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Technology with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Previously, he worked at Avery Dennison as Maintenance Manager, specializing in both facility and asset reliability.

Welcome New Staff Members to PSFEI
10/12/2015

PSFEI is pleased to announce its recent hire of Art Dawes, Brian Johnson, and Erik Sohn who will provide a variety of services to our Commonwealth customers.

Devin Pennebaker Earns Energy Professional Certification
10/30/2014

Devin Pennebaker, Energy Research Engineer, has earned the designation of Certified Energy Procurement Professional (CEP) by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). Devin completed a comprehensive three-day training program and examination in October 2014 at the World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington D.C.

 
 

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The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) provides facilities engineering services, education programs, and energy management to Pennsylvania state agencies, the federal government and nonprofit organizations. The organization aims to advance its customers’ facilities engineering objectives through applied research, education and innovation.

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute

Marion Place, Suite 414

135 East Nittany Avenue

State College, PA 16801

Phone: 814-865-7615

Fax: 814-863-7835