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Ecology alumna Jennifer Tennessen brings acoustics to killer whale conservation


Jennifer Tennessen is a research associate at Western Washington University, working to understand the foraging behavior of an endangered population of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest. A 2015 graduate of the Penn State Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences’ ecology graduate program, she’s bringing the interdisciplinary approach of the Huck Institutes to her work, and is the first author on a paper published in February 2019 in the Journal of Experimental Biology.

Engineering students bridge research gaps and advance field of acoustics


Acoustical engineering students presented their research at the Acoustical Society of American's New Orleans conference.

Vidt and Simon to begin project funded by Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grants program


Meghan Vidt, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, and Julianna Simon, assistant professor of acoustics, were recently awarded funding through the Penn State College of Engineering’s Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grants program.

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Founded in 1965, Penn State's Graduate Program in Acoustics has become the leading resource for graduate education in acoustics in the United States. The interdisciplinary program leads to the degrees: Master of Engineering in Acoustics (M.Eng.), Master of Science in Acoustics (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy in Acoustics (Ph.D.)

Graduate Program in Acoustics

College of Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University

201 Applied Science Building

University Park, PA 16802