Engineering Peer Advising Leaders (EPALS)

The Engineering Peer Advising Leaders (EPALS) are a cohort of upper-class College of Engineering students who offer technical and advising support to first- and second-year students who are exploring majors within the College of Engineering. EPALs strive to promote academic excellence and student success by contributing to the intellectual and personal growth of students and by encouraging students to develop self-advocacy skills.

EPALs can provide peer assistance within the LionPATH, Canvas, and Starfish systems and can support students in understanding and utilizing these university platforms. The EPALs can answer general questions regarding university and college level resources and in general, life as a Penn State engineering student.

Join an EPAL Drop-in Session via Zoom

  1. Fall 2020 hours begin Monday, August 24, and continue through the last week of classes.
  2. Refer to individual schedules below to see when drop-ins are open for each EPAL. All hours are listed as Eastern Standard Time.
  3. You will be required to sign in with your Penn State id and password when joining Zoom.
  4. Once you have signed in, you will be placed in the waiting room within Zoom. When you are next in line, an EPAL will admit you to the meeting.

click here to join the epal drop in


SANJANA ADAVI

SANJANA ADAVI

B.A.E., Architectural Engineering
Email: sma6089@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I plan on studying abroad in Italy and Belgium!

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
2-3 PM 12-1 PM 9-10 AM
Ahmed Almatar

AHMED ALMATAR – LEAD EPAL

B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Email: aia5643@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I like collecting maps!

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
10-11 AM
3-4 PM
8-9 AM
Laura Aparicio Alvarado

LAURA APARICIO ALVARADO

B.S., Chemical Engineering
Email: lma5474@psu.edu
Fun Fact: The first time I saw snow was my freshman year of college.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
9-10:30 AM 12:30-2 PM
ANDREW BACHIK

ANDREW BACHIK

B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Email: asb5777@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I love to go hiking and fishing during my free time!

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
9-10 AM 11 AM-12 PM 1:30-2:30 PM
Nathan Bickus

NATHAN BICKUS

B.S., Electrical Engineering
Email: nbb5259@psu.edu
Fun Fact: My EDSGN project won at the Engineering Design Showcase in the BJC in Spring 2019.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
8-9 AM 10:30-11:30 AM 9-10 AM
MY-LINH BUDZIEN

MY-LINH BUDZIEN

B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Email: mcb5864@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I used to work in the Entomology Department of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
2-3 PM 11:30 AM-12:30 PM 10-11 AM
Margaret Fleck

MARGARET FLECK

B.S., Computer Science
Email: mjf5834@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I got to watch Saquon Barkley bench press at the NFL combine!

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
11:30 AM-1 PM 9-10:30 AM
Shelby Karr

SHELBY KARR – LEAD EPAL

B.S., Chemical Engineering
Email: sfk5377@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I am currently learning American Sign Language (ASL) and German.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
10:30 AM-12 PM 2:30-4 PM
ANIKA KO

ANIKA KO

B.S., Chemical Engineering
Email: afk5354@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I lived in Thailand for almost 7 years. I have never tried a strawberry in my life.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
12-1:30 PM 12-1:30 PM
MCKENNA QUINN

MCKENNA QUINN

B.S., Chemical Engineering
Email: meq5036@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I went to California for the first time last summer! I hope I can visit again soon

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
10-11:30 AM 8-9 AM 2-2:30 PM
JACKSON SCHWARZ

JACKSON SCHWARZ

B.S., Engineering Science
Email: jas8102@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I have perfect pitch!

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
3-4 PM 8-9 AM 3-4 PM
NAVYA SURI

NAVYA SURI

B.S., Industrial Engineering
Email: nqs5458@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I am minoring in Environmental Engineering!

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1:30-2:30 PM 10-11 AM 11 AM-12 PM
CLAIRE WEILAND

CLAIRE WEILAND

B.S., Industrial Engineering
Email: caw5815@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I put hot sauce on everything.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1-2 PM 1:30-2:30 PM 8-9 AM
Cindy Yu

CINDY YU

B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Email: jvy5366@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I have been studying in the U.S. without my parents since I was 14.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1-2 PM 2:30-3 PM 2:30-4 PM

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The Engineering Advising Center (EAC) serves as the academic advising resource for students in pre-major status (ENGR) at University Park. Once students have been admitted to a College of Engineering major, they will be assigned to a faculty adviser in that major.

Engineering Advising Center

208 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-863-1033