Last updated April 11, 2017 | Posted in Civil Engineering & Surveying, Construction & Design Technologies, Students | Leave a comment
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Group Honors Surveyor’s Legacy Through Student Award
The Susquehanna Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors hosted its Ed Dobeck Memorial Award dinner meeting Thursday at Penn College, an annual event that enables regional land surveyors to welcome surveying technology students into the profession. Eric D. Henneberger, PSLS chapter president and instructor of surveying technology at the college, opened the meeting, and Marc E. Bridgens, dean of construction and design technologies, officially welcomed the students and surveyors. Howard D. Taylor, a Professional Land Surveyor based in Northumberland County, presented a touching tribute to the late Ed Dobeck, a widely respected land surveyor who contributed to PSLS and his community and also mentored many in the room. The 2017 Ed Dobeck Memorial Award recipient is Derick L. Weaver, of Narvon, set to graduate next month with an associate degree in surveying technology. The award, presented each May in advance of commencement, recognizes a surveying student who has demonstrated academic achievement, leadership, extracurricular activity and professionalism.
High School Girls Encouraged to Explore Careers in Construction
High school girls who want to explore opportunities in the construction industry are invited to a “Framing Your Future” event on Monday, March 20, hosted by Pennsylvania College of Technology’s School of Construction & Design Technologies.
The day – open to young women in grades nine through 12 – will kick off at 9 a.m. in Penn’s Inn, on the second floor of the Bush Campus Center.
Female students will acquaint participants with the construction-related majors available at Penn College, followed by an Etiquette Luncheon, at which industry mentors will introduce each table of girls to networking and proper dining in a business atmosphere. The afternoon will conclude with a panel of women representing current students, alumnae and industry, followed by a virtual field trip to a construction site before the day wraps up at 3 p.m.
Last updated February 16, 2017 | Posted in Architectural Technology, Building Construction, Civil Engineering & Surveying, Construction & Design Technologies, Construction Management, Events, Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning, Students | Leave a comment
Students Perform Well in Prestigious Builders’ Competition
A pair of teams comprising students from construction-related programs at Pennsylvania College of Technology admirably met the challenge of competition at the recent National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Florida.
A team representing associate-degree majors placed fifth in a field of 15 entrants from across the country in the Residential Construction Management Competition, and their colleagues from bachelor-degree majors finished 16th out of 35 institutions.
“The teams worked all of the fall semester on the problems given to them,” said Levon A. Whitmyer, instructor of building construction technology, noting that competition preparation is undertaken 100-percent outside of students’ class time. “The problems typically are future, real-world projects within the construction industry.”
Last updated January 27, 2017 | Posted in Architectural Technology, Building Construction, Civil Engineering & Surveying, Construction & Design Technologies, Faculty & Staff, Industrial Design, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Students | 2 Comments
High School Students Celebrate STEM Day at Penn College
A group of 90 high-schoolers spent Nov. 8 at Pennsylvania College of Technology, where they explored a variety of careers as part of National STEM Day.
“STEM” is short for science, technology, engineering and math. According to the Population Reference Bureau, U.S. policymakers watch trends in the science and engineering labor force because high-tech workers increase our capacity for innovation and ability to compete in the global economy.
Penn College’s STEM Day activities were designed to give high school students a hands-on glimpse of some in-demand STEM-related careers.
Last updated November 10, 2016 | Posted in Art, Web Design & Interactive Media, Civil Engineering & Surveying, Construction & Design Technologies, Events, Industrial Design, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | Tagged as gallery | One Comment
Local Firm’s Anniversary Celebration Includes Scholarship Fund
The intertwined histories of an employee-owned architectural engineering survey firm and a national leader in applied technology education have resulted in a new scholarship fund in honor of a company co-founder.
In the midst of marking its 30th anniversary, Larson Design Group recently announced that it has begun fundraising for the Ken Larson Scholarship at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
Last updated August 23, 2016 | Posted in Architectural Technology, Civil Engineering & Surveying, Construction & Design Technologies, Electrical, General Information, Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships |
Penn College Salutes ‘Women in Construction’
Pennsylvania College of Technology’s School of Construction & Design Technologies is celebrating Women in Construction Week, with multiple activities planned to highlight the women enrolled in construction-related majors at Penn College.
Women in Construction Week (March 6-12) is an opportunity for the National Association of Women in Construction to showcase women’s contributions to the construction industry.
Carol A. Lugg, assistant dean of construction and design technologies at the college, hopes to raise awareness locally on behalf of the NAWIC’s national efforts. From 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, the Carl Building Technologies Center will host regional high school girls interested in career opportunities in the construction industry at an event that will include a presentation and laboratory tours by current Penn College students pursuing construction majors.
Last updated March 9, 2016 | Posted in Alumni, Architectural Technology, Building Construction, Civil Engineering & Surveying, Construction & Design Technologies, Construction Management, Events, Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning, Students |
College Emissaries Tout ‘degrees that work’ at Mentor Event
Representatives of the School of Construction & Design Technologies recently traveled to an ACE affiliate event hosted at Cumberland-Perry Area Vocational Technical School. ACE Mentor Mike Weidner, of Weidner Construction Services in Mechanicsburg, and Jason E. Krick, an assistant professor in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s construction management major, coordinated the opportunity to introduce ACE Mentor participants and their parents to the college’s “degrees that work.”
Last updated January 28, 2016 | Posted in Alumni, Architectural Technology, Civil Engineering & Surveying, Construction & Design Technologies, Construction Management, Faculty & Staff |
Building the ‘New’ Route 15
From the Fall 2015 edition of One College Avenue magazine: The groundbreaking for a new bridge this fall will mark the first tangible progress on a highway construction plan that has been decades in the making. The 13-mile, $669 million project will provide a bypass around the congested Shamokin Dam area. A 2008 civil engineering technology alumna will oversee it. Read “Building the ‘New 15′”
Last updated September 13, 2015 | Posted in Alumni, Civil Engineering & Surveying, One College Avenue, One College Avenue Feature |
WNEP on Hand as Students Visit Loyalsock Creek
Newswatch 16’s Kristina Papa followed some Penn College students on Wednesday as they visited a monitoring station along flooding-prone Loyalsock Creek. Papa interviewed civil engineering technology majors James H. Cassidy, of Douglassville, and Andrew J. Susen, of Easton, among the members of John J. Miknis’ Water and Wastewater Systems class who toured the U.S. Geological Survey stream gauge in Eldred Township.
Last updated April 16, 2015 | Posted in Civil Engineering & Surveying, Construction & Design Technologies, Students |
Hawbaker Family Scholarship Established at Penn College
The president and CEO of a well-known State College-based highway construction company and his wife have established a scholarship at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
Daniel R. and Suzie Hawbaker recently created the Hawbaker Family Scholarship at Penn College. Daniel Hawbaker heads Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc., a firm established in 1952 that performs asphalt paving, road construction, gas well service and construction, and engineering design services in northern Pennsylvania, southern New York and eastern Ohio.
Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded from the Hawbaker Family Scholarship Fund for the 2015-16 academic year; the recipients will be presented with $500 each in the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters.
Last updated January 5, 2015 | Posted in Civil Engineering & Surveying, Construction & Design Technologies, Construction Management, Diesel & Power Generation, Electrical, General Information, Heavy Equipment, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies |
‘Race to Zero’ Presentation to Be Held Thursday in ACC
Want a $0.00 energy bill? It is possible! The Penn College community can learn how at Thursday’s “Race to Zero” presentation, set for 3:30 p.m. in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium. Everyone will learn about current standards that can be used to design houses that produce as much energy as they use. All students are invited to be part of the U.S. Department of Energy Student Design Competition team, putting their combined skills – architecture; surveying; construction management; estimating; interior design; landscaping; and mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems – toward a Habitat for Humanity home to be built in the Brodart neighborhood of Williamsport in the summer of 2015. Their design will be submitted in the DOE contest, intended to inspire and develop the next generation of building science professionals.
Last updated October 29, 2014 | Posted in Architectural Technology, Building Construction, Civil Engineering & Surveying, Construction & Design Technologies, Construction Management, Electrical, Events, Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Landscape/Horticulture, Students, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies |
Award-Winning Alumnus to Speak Thursday in ACC
Members of the campus community – particularly students in construction-related majors – are encouraged to attend a lecture by Jeff Erdly, a 1972 graduate of Williamsport Area Community College and a world-renowned authority on building and masonry preservation, who will speak at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium. Sponsored by the School of Construction & Design Technologies and the Penn College Alumni Relations Office, Erdly will present “Just Another Brick in the Wall? A Building Science Education – Its Value to Society, and Roadmap to Building Your Career.” The chief executive officer and co-founder of Masonry Preservation Services Inc., Erdly was profiled in the Spring 2014 issue of One College Avenue. He was also selected as the college’s Distinguished Alumnus in 2004 in recognition of his personal and professional accomplishments, his contributions toward the college (including his establishment of a scholarship in memory of his parents), and the high regard in which he is held in the community.
Last updated October 21, 2014 | Posted in Alumni, Architectural Technology, Building Construction, Civil Engineering & Surveying, Construction & Design Technologies, Construction Management, Events, Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning |
Allison Scholarship at Penn College Honors Three Generations
Larry Allison Jr., a member of the Pennsylvania College of Technology Foundation Board of Directors and president of Allison Crane & Rigging, has created a scholarship fund at the college in honor of his father, Larry Allison Sr., who died earlier this year, as well as his grandfather and great-grandfather.
The Larry Allison Family Scholarship gives primary preference to any student who is an employee – or the dependent of an employee – of Allison Crane & Rigging, a Williamsport-based successor to Lycoming Construction Co., which was located from 1943-80 near the current site of the Breuder Advanced Technology and Health Sciences building on the main campus. The site is commemorated with a bulldozer blade, plaque and historical marker.
Larry Allison Sr., grandson of Lycoming Construction Co. founder Herbert F. Allison, died Jan. 22. The scholarship honors both men, as well as Herbert L. Allison, Larry Allison Sr.’s father.
Secondary preference for the scholarship will be given to students who are Pennsylvania residents and are enrolled in one of the following programs: civil engineering technology, surveying technology, construction management, heavy construction equipment technology and diesel technology.
Last updated October 17, 2014 | Posted in Civil Engineering & Surveying, Construction & Design Technologies, Construction Management, Diesel & Power Generation, General Information, Institutional Advancement, President, Scholarships, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies |
Clinton County Student Climbs Over Competition in Cycle Trials
A Penn College student’s success with trials-motorcycle riding, a sport he has enjoyed for two-thirds of his life, was featured in his hometown newspaper this week. Thursday’s editions of The (Lock Haven) Express chronicled the competitive victories of Logan R. Bolopue, of Beech Creek, a civil engineering technology major who has had a year to remember: first in Pennsylvania, third in the United States and 15th best in the world.
Last updated November 14, 2013 | Posted in Civil Engineering & Surveying, Construction & Design Technologies, Students |
Larson Design Group to Match Gifts to Memorial Faculty Scholarship
As a commitment to the Pennsylvania College of Technology Scholarship Campaign, Larson Design Group has agreed to match gifts to the Lamont E. Butters Memorial Scholarship dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $5,000.
The matching-gift offer has already generated $2,800 in new donations and pledges from Penn College alumni and Larson Design Group employees.
The Lamont E. Butters Memorial Scholarship is building to endowed status while making awards with a balance of approximately $18,000. Once fully endowed at $20,000, the scholarship will provide annual awards in the amount of $1,000 to a Penn College student enrolled in the civil engineering technology bachelor-degree major or the associate-degree majors in civil engineering technology and surveying technology.
Last updated September 20, 2013 | Posted in Alumni, Civil Engineering & Surveying, Construction & Design Technologies, Faculty & Staff, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships |