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Jessica Menold

Associate Professor


  • School of Engineering Design and Innovation
  • Engineering Design
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Law, Policy, and Engineering
  • The Learning Factory

417B Engineering Design and Innovation Building


Research Areas:

Engineering Design





Journal Articles

Conference Proceedings

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • NSF CMMI Panel Fellow, National Science Foundation, March 2021 - March 2023
  • President's Award for Engagement with Students, The Pennsylvania State University, March 2021
  • Hartz Family Career Professorship, The Pennsylvania State University, November 2021


Service to Penn State:

  • Contributions to Programs to Enhance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion, The Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory, January 2019

Service to External Organizations:




The Law, Policy, and Engineering (LPE) initiative is an interdisciplinary academic and research initiative between Penn State's College of Engineering, Penn State Law, and Penn State's School of International Affairs. The initiative will provide a transformative educational experience for students by actively integrating components of all three disciplines into the curriculum to prepare students for the competitive, interdisciplinary, global workplaces of the future. 

Law, Policy, and Engineering Initiative

The Pennsylvania State University

Engineering Design and Innovation Building

University Park, PA 16802