Transforming education

Engines of change


Services our community provides


Providing a support community for edtech creators at PSU. We help people help themselves and share real solutions they are solving using our tech


Advocating for open, locally produced solutions and fostering employee professional development


Free trainings and opportunities to level up the skillsets of developers and media producers to make PSU the best it can be


Promote collaborative platforms and solutions to promote the university's Transforming Education initative


Raise awareness of digital creatives in higher education using their talents to fulfill Penn State's mission to transform education and increase equity

Organizations involved

These organizations help sponsor the creation and maintenance of open source solutions at the university.

College of Arts & Architecture

Office of Digital Learning

Eberly College of Science

Office of Digital Learning

Smeal College of Business

e-Learning Design Innovation Group

Your organization


Open Source Digital Creatives

Creating open software, media, solutions and frameworks to power the next generation of education


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Bryan Ollendyke

College of Arts and Architecture

Michael Potter

Eberly College of Science

Nikki Massaro Kauffman

College of Arts and Architecture

Charles Lavera

Eberly College of Science

Carly Dreibelbis

Eberly College of Science

Katrina Wehr

Smeal College of Business

Michael Collins

College of Arts & Architecture

David Fusco

College of Information, Sciences & Technology

Melissa Hicks

Eberly College of Science

Do you build and release open source solutions as part of your work at Penn State? If not, we encourage you to do so; if you do though, get in touch with STEAM Engine so we can add you and your project to the list!

Engines of change

Solutions, projects and related communities supported by Steam Engine.


What is STEAM Engine?

Steam Engine is a collective of Penn State digital creatives across the institution who utilize their talents to help transform education. The name comes from the fact that members utilize skills gained in the Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) fields of study to produce engines of change.

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