Dr. Grady is leading the Penn State preparation for the
Lockheed Martin Ethics in Engineering Case Competition

The first annual Penn State Engineering Ethics Case Competition was held Wednesday November 15th,2017. Congratulations to undergraduates Louden Buchanan (Junior, ChemE) and Steven Weber (Junior, IST) who will represent Penn State in the National competition in February 2018.

The competition featured elevator pitches and oral presentations by several student teams on the topic of: engineering, ethics, and business dilemmas and potential solutions on the design and use of drones. The top team will be sponsored by the Rock Ethics Institute to compete at a national engineering ethics case competition in Texas in February.

Faculty contacts: Caitlin Grady, cgrady@psu.edu and Michael Alley malley@engr.psu.edu 
For media inquiries please contact Whitney Chirdon (whitney@psu.edu)


Dr. Grady’s teaching interests include a variety of water resources, environmental engineering, and environmental policy courses. Her teaching pedagogy is a mix of an active learning methodology and a problem based learning style. These approaches combine student-centered instruction with real-world problems to build critical thinking skills and apply technical knowledge to transdisciplinary topics. In recent years she has taught and guest lectured in several courses including:

  • Global Environmental Politics
  • Communicating with Policymakers
  • Global Sustainable Engineering
  • Engineering Environmental Sustainability
  • Water & Wastewater Treatment
  • Introduction to Sustainable Water Resources
  • Introduction to Environmental Engineering

Fall 2017 Course Instruction

  • CE 360: Fluid Mechanics (PSU, University Park)

Spring 2018 Course Instruction