Marjorie Rawhouser named Outstanding Engineering Alumna


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Marjorie Rawhouser of Annapolis, Maryland, has been named an Outstanding Engineering Alumna by the College of Engineering.

Established in 1966, the Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award is the highest honor bestowed by the college and recognizes graduates who have reached exceptional levels of professional achievement.

Rawhouser will receive her award, along with 11 other recipients, at a ceremony on April 20 at the Nittany Lion Inn.

She earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in bioengineering from Penn State in 1992 and 2000, respectively.

Rawhouser is currently an associate professor at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) and holds a joint appointment at Frostburg State University.

Prior to joining AACC, Rawhouser served as chair of the School of Electronics Technology at ITT Technical Institute in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and as a lecturer in engineering at Penn State Harrisburg.

She also completed seven years of active duty in the United States Navy, and 18 years in the Navy Reserve. Throughout that time, Rawhouser held various leadership and technical assignments in operations, training, engineering administration, emergency preparedness and technical management, including serving as a military liaison officer to the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq.

Early in her career, Rawhouser held QA engineer and QA manager positions at Abiomed in Danvers, Massachusetts, and was a clinical engineer at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. 

She also holds a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering from the United States Naval Academy.


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The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614