Last updated October 26, 2016 | Posted in Events, Human Services, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications, Students | Leave a comment
News about Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications
Public Invited to Student-Organized ‘CommUNITY Day’
A “CommUNITY Day,” intended to celebrate diversity and foster residents’ connectedness with police, firefighters and emergency medical personnel, will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot just north of Penn College’s Bush Campus Center. Organized by nine human services students in D. Robert Cooley’s Service Learning in Sociology class, the event is free and open to the public. Ashley N. Irish, of Williamsport, an alumnus now enrolled in applied human services, said there will be games, raffles, an auction, food and music – and a “trunk-or-treat” display of decorated cars and trucks. Two police agencies and two fire departments will bring officers and vehicles, a number of local businesses are participating, and any donations will benefit the local American Rescue Workers. (In the event of rain, activities will be moved into Penn’s Inn on the second floor of the Campus Center.)
Chemistry Professor Invited to Join Penn State Innovation Team
Kelly B. Butzler, associate professor of chemistry at Pennsylvania College of Technology, has been invited to be a member of Penn State’s Learning Innovation Forum Team, a cross-university brain trust working to advance learning and education through collaboration.
LIFT aims to contribute to the progress of Penn State as a leader in the transformation of education for the betterment of its students and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Insight provided by the team will complement advancements in various educational areas including curricula, instruction, operations efficiencies, recruitment, retention and student success, and facilitate innovation across the university.
Butzler was selected as a Penn College representative to the team based on her creative approaches and passionate desire to transform education.
Last updated October 25, 2016 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, Natural Science, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | 2 Comments
West Chester Company Donates Gas Chromatograph to Penn College
Students enrolled in natural sciences courses at Pennsylvania College of Technology will benefit from a recent donation of a PeakSimple 2000 gas chromatograph by Al Silkroski, president and chief executive officer of Hilltop Enterprises, based in West Chester.
“The gas chromatograph is an essential piece of equipment that separates, identifies and quantifies a wide variety of organic chemicals in a mixture,” said Justin M. Ingram, assistant professor of biology. “This GC gives our organic chemistry students hands-on experience with a sophisticated instrument found in many different types of industries, and allows students to monitor their chemical reactions and check the purity of their products.”
The equipment will also be used in science courses required for the college’s new associate degree in brewing and fermentation science, which officially launches in Fall 2017.
Last updated October 20, 2016 | Posted in Brewing & Fermentation Science, General Information, Institutional Advancement, Natural Science, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | Leave a comment
Brewing, Fermentation Science Degree Launched at Penn College
A brewing and fermentation science degree – the first of its kind in Pennsylvania – is being launched by Pennsylvania College of Technology in response to the craft brewing industry’s need for skilled employees.
The new Associate of Applied Science degree will combine the science, technology and management skills required to meet the growing consumer demand for unique craft beers.
“We’re working closely with industry to make a scientifically literate and technically skilled brewer with the experience necessary to thrive in the growing brewing industry,” said Justin M. Ingram, assistant professor of biology.
Last updated October 14, 2016 | Posted in Brewing & Fermentation Science, General Information, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | Leave a comment
Manipulating Time Topic of Penn College Colloquium
Scientific aspects of time and humanity’s desire to control it will be addressed at the next presentation of the Technology & Society Colloquia Series at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
“Manipulating Time Using Science, Technology and Literature” will be presented by David S. Richards, professor of physics, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium. The gathering is free and open to the public.
“It has been scientifically proven that time is not absolute; it is a quantity that depends upon relative speeds, gravity and even space itself,” Richards writes in his presentation abstract. “How can this fact allow a person to travel into the future? Can science and technology manipulate time so that you can live a longer life? Why is relative time so important in modern technological devices? How can literature be used to manipulate time? How do memories and experiences alter our perception of time?”
Last updated October 13, 2016 | Posted in Events, Faculty & Staff, Natural Science, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | Leave a comment
From the Fall 2016 Penn College Magazine: Graphic design grad Tom Giannattasio’s innovative design/development tool catches the attention of Google, Adobe and InVision, which bought the software. Read “Design Code.”
Last updated October 10, 2016 | Posted in Alumni, Art, Web Design & Interactive Media, Business & Hospitality, Penn College Magazine, Penn College Magazine Feature, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | Leave a comment
Graphic Design Students Develop Suicide Awareness Posters
Graphic design students at Pennsylvania College of Technology used their skills to create suicide awareness posters to mark September as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.
“While this was a difficult project in terms of both subject and design solution, ultimately, I think the students got a lot out of the experience and learned just how impactful graphic design can be in terms of public awareness and education,” said Nicholas L. Stephenson, instructor of graphic design.
Last updated October 5, 2016 | Posted in Art, Web Design & Interactive Media, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications, Students | Leave a comment
Pacts Ease Path to Further Education in Emergency Management
Pennsylvania College of Technology recently approved articulation agreements with three institutions to help associate-degree graduates further their education with a bachelor’s degree in emergency management technology.
The agreements provide a clear transition to Penn College for graduates of the State University of New York Broome County Community College’s associate degree in homeland security; Delaware Technical and Community College’s associate degree in homeland security and emergency management; and Raritan Valley Community College’s emergency services associate degree.
Last updated September 29, 2016 | Posted in Emergency Management, General Information, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications, Students | Leave a comment
Human Services Class Lends Expertise to Community Challenge
Students in a human services class at Pennsylvania College of Technology are lending their expertise to an important local cause – the Community Challenge supporting the Salvation Army of Williamsport.
This year’s Community Challenge offers two events: the Salvation Army 10K & 20K Trail Race, set for Saturday, Oct. 1, at 9 a.m., and the Salvation Army Community Challenge 5K Run/Walk, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m.
Ten students in the college’s Community and Organizational Change course are devoting their fall semester to the nonprofit endeavor that raises funds to support the local Salvation Army’s tutoring, mentoring, food distribution, and financial planning and budgeting courses.
Last updated September 28, 2016 | Posted in Events, Human Services, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | Leave a comment
Who Designs the Future?
From the Fall 2016 Penn College Magazine: As detailed in the first episode of the “Working Class” television series, a knack for design and creativity is essential to other fields, including science, math, engineering and technology. Read “Who Designs the Future?“
Last updated September 26, 2016 | Posted in Architectural Technology, Art, Web Design & Interactive Media, Construction & Design Technologies, Engineering Design Technology, Industrial & Human Factors Design, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Mathematics, Natural Science, Penn College Magazine, Penn College Magazine Feature, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | Leave a comment
Board Member, Alumna Establish Penn College Scholarship
A member of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Board of Directors and his wife, an alumna of the legal assistant/paralegal studies program, have established a fully endowed scholarship at the college.
The Steve and Mary Ann Johnson Scholarship will benefit students who are enrolled full time; have served in the U.S. military, are on active duty, are enlisted in the Reserves or National Guard, or are dependents of a veteran who was 75-percent disabled or died because of their service; have an academic standing of sophomore or greater; and have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
Last updated September 20, 2016 | Posted in Alumni, General Information, Institutional Advancement, Legal Assistant/Paralegal, Scholarships, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | Leave a comment
Faculty Member Attains Psychologist Licensure, Logs Clinical Service
Susan Slamka, assistant professor of human services/psychology at Pennsylvania College of Technology, has attained licensure as a psychologist in Pennsylvania and recently completed one year of full-time clinical service at the Children’s Development Center, a division of Hope Enterprises Inc., in Williamsport. The accomplishments were achieved during Slamka’s 2015-16 sabbatical.
Slamka completed the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology and the Pennsylvania Psychology Law Exam, both required for licensure as a psychologist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Last updated September 16, 2016 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, Human Services, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | 2 Comments
Center Hosts ‘Maker Week’ for Early Elementary Students
Before they headed back to elementary school, a group of children at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Dunham Children’s Learning Center got a hands-on taste of the technical world, exploring how things are made.
Last updated September 15, 2016 | Posted in Art, Web Design & Interactive Media, Automated Manufacturing & Machining, Construction & Design Technologies, Electrical, Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology, Engineering Design Technology, General Information, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Information Technology, Plastics & Polymer, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications, Welding | Leave a comment
Thriving Software Designer Found Life’s Purpose at Penn College
Tom Giannattasio has been fascinated with design since childhood, an interest led him to a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Penn College. After graduating in 2006, he worked as a software designer for the likes of Apple and Twitter before creating his own web-design tool, Macaw. Today, Giannattasio is director of product, design tools at InVision App in Washington, D.C. As his career continues to flourish, he remains “extremely thankful” for his education. As he says in a video posted to the college’s YouTube channel, “It filled a piece of my life that I needed before I could go out and actually succeed in the real world.” (Giannattasio’s story is also featured in the Fall 2016 issue of Penn College Magazine.)
Last updated September 14, 2016 | Posted in Alumni, Art, Web Design & Interactive Media, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | Leave a comment
Physics Faculty Present Talks at Conference
Two Pennsylvania College of Technology physics faculty members presented talks at the American Association of Physics Teachers – Central Pennsylvania Section conference, held recently at Moravian College, Bethlehem.
Last updated September 14, 2016 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, Natural Science, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | Leave a comment