The State System is expanding engineering programs to address the shortage of engineers needed to build critical infrastructure, such as broadband expansion, roads and bridges, water services, rail, air and clean energy projects, among many others. 

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Environmental engineering is a growing field that needs unique skills. The B.S. in Environmental Engineering program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) is preparing students to deal with the future of environmental challenges, enhancing the quality of their life and the lives of others. Students in this major get a diverse educational experience that draws from mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, safety sciences, and geosciences.
The Millersville University Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Association, also known as TEECA, scored big at the East Coast TEECA Regional Conference in November. The group placed in five contests, earning first-, second-, and third-place awards. TEECA is a professional organization dedicated to providing students with opportunities to strengthen their technology, engineering, and educational skills.
Where mechanical and electrical engineering, computing technology, automated control, and information systems intersect are graduates from the B.S. in Mechatronics Engineering Technology program based at PennWest California.  An industrial advisory board provides input into the program in order to ensure graduates are workforce ready.
Software engineering major Alecia Meredith entered the program in 2019 with the goal of learning something new and challenging herself. She had already earned a bachelor’s degree from Shippensburg University in biology in 2012, and she had no experience with coding, but her desire to problem solve and “make things work” led to her decision to enter a new field, one that is in high demand in Pennsylvania.  
Raised by parents who worked blue- and white-collar jobs, Cayman Kelly is a perfect fit for a data analysis role in the petroleum and natural gas industry known for its hard-hat workers. Combining both blue- and white-collar functions, her job can even be considered "green collar" for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But it took a little refining as a student at Slippery Rock University before she could start her career.
Biomedical engineering focuses on innovations that improve human health and healthcare at all levels. The B.S. in Biomedical Engineering program at West Chester University is an interdisciplinary program that brings together engineering, biology, and medicine. Biomedical engineers work throughout the healthcare system, from diagnosis to treatment and recovery, thanks to innovations such as implantable medical devices, stem cell engineering, and 3-D printed prosthetics.