Campus Visit Shows ‘SMART Girls’ Wisdom of Math, Science

In the additive manufacturing lab, Eric K. Albert, associate professor of machine tool technology/automated manufacturing, shows the group a grip he made for carrying grocery bags.

In the additive manufacturing lab, Eric K. Albert, associate professor of machine tool technology/automated manufacturing, shows the group a grip he made for carrying grocery bags.

David E. Bjorkman, emergency management/social science instructor, leads participants in a discussion about hazards.

David E. Bjorkman, emergency management/social science instructor, leads participants in a discussion about hazards.

Girls inspect the intricacies of an object made in the college’s additive manufacturing lab.

Girls inspect the intricacies of an object made in the college’s additive manufacturing lab.

Students from Montoursville Area High School, St. John Neumann Academy, Montgomery Area School District and homeschoolers from Tioga County convened at Penn College for a SMART Girls experience. During their stay Friday, they attended sessions in emergency management and additive manufacturing. SMART Girls – Science and Mathematics in Real-World Technologies for Girls – aims to keep young women interested in math and science by demonstrating how the subjects apply in interesting careers.

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