Campus Science Festival Entertains as It Inspires

More than 1,500 fifth-graders from nearly a dozen local and area school districts participated in Thursday’s sixth annual Science Festival at Penn College, gaining hands-on insight into a host of related careers. The youngsters were treated to a variety of captivating campus demonstrations during the day, and families were invited to a Field House full of attractions during the three-hour evening session.

– Photos by Tia G. La, student photographer

The Carnegie Science Center, represented by Aly Toy, fittingly brings its "Grand Slam Science" presentation to the birthplace of Little League Baseball ...

The Carnegie Science Center, represented by Aly Toy, fittingly brings its “Grand Slam Science” presentation to the birthplace of Little League Baseball …

... enthralling a daytime crowd of fifth-graders in the college's Bardo Gymnasium.

… enthralling a daytime crowd of fifth-graders in the college’s Bardo Gymnasium.

Chef Frank M. Suchwala and team from the School of Business & Hospitality reprise their well-received "Taste of Technology" program for Thursday's visitors to the Klump Academic Center Auditorium.

Chef Frank M. Suchwala and team from the School of Business & Hospitality reprise their well-received “Taste of Technology” program for Thursday’s visitors to the Klump Academic Center Auditorium.

Christopher H. Van Stavoren, assistant professor in automotive, gives one-on-one attention to a potential technician.

Christopher H. Van Stavoren, assistant professor in automotive, gives one-on-one attention to a potential technician.

Survey says, the School of Construction & Design Technologies has a future for you!

Survey says, the School of Construction & Design Technologies has a future for you!

Prospective members of Penn College's Class of 202? enjoy an educational day out of the classroom and onto an engaging campus.

Prospective members of Penn College’s Class of 202? enjoy an educational day out of the classroom and onto an engaging campus.

Young scholars briefly become "bee" students.

Young scholars briefly become “bee” students …

... in the hive of activity inside the Field House.

… in the hive of activity inside the Field House.

Penn College's student nurses share the power of hands-on healing.

Penn College’s student nurses share the power of hands-on healing.

Pay attention, kids: Robotics has the floor.

Pay attention, kids: Robotics has the floor.

Electrical careers get a "green light" at another academic showcase.

Electrical careers get a “green light” at another academic showcase.

A crowd gathers around the Lycoming County Conservation District's "Groundwater and Land Use in the Water Cycle" display.

A crowd gathers around the Lycoming County Conservation District’s “Groundwater and Land Use in the Water Cycle” display.

Justin W. Beishline, assistant dean of transportation and natural resources technologies, supervises a youngster's operation and understanding of a truck-brake simulator.

Justin W. Beishline, assistant dean of transportation and natural resources technologies, supervises a youngster’s operation and understanding of a truck-brake simulator.

The School of Business & Hospitality is also represented by the eye-catching web and interactive media major.

The School of Business & Hospitality is also represented by the eye-catching web and interactive media major.

An Odyssey of the Mind booth poses an interactive tower-construction challenge.

An Odyssey of the Mind booth poses an interactive tower-construction challenge.

Masonry among the college majors offering building blocks for a satisfying career.

Masonry among the college majors offering building blocks for a satisfying career.

Fifth-graders wait their turn with the virtual-reality headsets.

Fifth-graders wait their turn with the virtual-reality headsets.

A tactile, textural exploration of building materials

A tactile, textural exploration of building materials

"Up, up and away" with flying toys in the Field House

“Up, up and away” with flying toys in the Field House

 

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