Graduate Research Opportunities

The Larson Institute provides a wide variety of opportunities for graduate students to play an active role in sponsored research projects and educational activities. These range from human factors and supply chain issues to bridge and roadway infrastructure projects, to a national stock-to-hybrid vehicle conversion competition. Institute graduate students have also been active in outreach programs for K-12 students to promote early interest in engineering, math, and science. 

Students involved in the research, education, and technology transfer activities at the Institute have represented aerospace, architectural, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, and nuclear engineering; engineering science and mechanics; materials science; geosciences; physics; psychology; education; and business administration.

For more information, call 814-865-1891.



The Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute is Penn State’s transportation research center. Since its founding in 1968, the Larson Institute has maintained a threefold mission of research, education, and service. The Institute brings together top faculty, world-class facilities and enterprising students from across the University in partnership with public and private stakeholders to address critical transportation-related problems.

Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

201 Transportation Research Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-1891