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Boy Scouts earn merit badges during annual STEM visit

Justin Shelinski, laboratory assistant for horticulture, leads a session on soil and water conservation.
Justin Shelinski, laboratory assistant for horticulture, leads a session on soil and water conservation.
College Avenue Labs was the venue for budding forensics professionals, schooled by police Officer Riley F. Donahoe ...
College Avenue Labs was the venue for budding forensics professionals, schooled by police Officer Riley F. Donahoe …
... in proper fingerprinting techniques.
… in proper fingerprinting techniques.
Joshua J. Rice, a plastics instructor (and alumnus of the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies), delivers a primer on composite materials.
Joshua J. Rice, a plastics instructor (and alumnus of the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies), delivers a primer on composite materials.

The fourth annual STEM Merit Badge College was held on campus last weekend, providing regional Boy Scouts with an opportunity to earn up to three badges each in a variety of science-, technology-, engineering- and mathematics-related activities. Sponsored by Penn College and the Susquehanna Council, Boy Scouts of America, the popular event offers an exciting blend of well-equipped instructional labs and knowledgeable mentors. Among this year’s options were electricity, landscape architecture, plumbing, welding, chemistry, dentistry and graphic arts.
Photos by J.J. Boettcher, student photographer