Support Tomorrow’s Engineers

The Pennsylvania Engineering Foundation oversees Pennsylvania MATHCOUNTS and the Pennsylvania Engineering Foundation Scholarships. MATHCOUNTS and the PEF scholarships help nurture future engineers. With your support, both MATHCOUNTS and scholarships will continue to lay the groundwork for up and coming engineers. We appreciate all who have contributed to the Pennsylvania Engineering Foundation

Click below to make a secure online donation.

Click here for a printable donation form and send your contributions payable to:

      Pennsylvania Engineering Foundation
      908 N. Second Street
      Harrisburg, PA  17102


The Foundation has also granted thousands of dollars in much needed scholarship funding to engineering students. With your help, PEF can continue to award $2,000 scholarships annually.

Please make a personal contribution today. With your support, PEF will continue to give academically gifted students important learning adventure, and hone their problem solving skills – critical assets for a successful engineer!

Applications are being accepted for scholarship awards to be granted for undergraduate students entering their freshman year in fall of 2021.
Download the application here..


For more than 35 years the Pennsylvania Engineering Foundation has coordinated the state MATHCOUNTS competition.  Students from 6th, 7th, and 8th grade advance from regional competitions to the state level, competing for the chance to advance to the National MATHCOUNTS competition.


The Pennsylvania Engineering Foundation (PEF) is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes, including but not limited to such purposes as:

  • The conduct and support of programs for education in engineering subjects, including advanced training and education at professional levels.
  • Granting of scholarships, providing guidance and by other similar means assisting  students to obtain instruction and training engineering and higher education generally.
  • Fostering and preserving the learned profession of engineering as a career.
  • Instruction of the public and dissemination of information beneficial to mankind.

PEF Board of Directors


Peter Staffeld, PE, FNSPE, PhD
Staffeld Engineering Services

Vice President
Walter Poplawski, PE, FNSPE
A & E Group Inc

Joseph Garlicki, PE
STV Incorporated

Abraham, El, EIT
Pennoni Associates Inc

PEF Trustees

Marleen A. Troy, PE, PhD
Wilkes University

Nicole Wilson, PE

Chrisellen Lindsay, PE
Santangelo & Lindsay Inc

Jennifer Kowalonek, PE
Alfred Benesch & Co

Brian Palmiter, Jr, EIT
Borton-Lawson Engineering Inc

Contact the Board