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11.05.2022

Construction students help Camp Cadet step up its game

The Penn College Construction Association partnered with Pennsylvania State Police this semester, creating two sets of custom cornhole boards and four awards for Lycoming County Police Camp Cadet’s second annual tournament next summer.

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Building Construction Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Students
11.01.2022

Design software adds another dimension to student creativity

Minarich went with a Penn College theme, earning an honorable mention for his caricature of President Michael J. Reed.
Minarich went with a Penn College theme, earning an honorable mention for his caricature of President Michael J. Reed.

Continuing a campus custom that dates to 2014, first-year students in the School of Engineering Technologies this week created virtual jack-o’-lanterns using SolidWorks computer-aided drafting and design software.

Three winners were selected in two sections of Technical Drawing I – taught in College Avenue Labs by Katherine A. Walker and Craig A. Miller, assistant professors of engineering design technology (who also provided the photos from their classes) – as well as an honorable mention with a particularly inspiring subject.

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Engineering Design Technology Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Students
10.31.2022

October on campus: Where Wildcats and scaredy cats meet

Halloween Time brings everything but “eye of newt and toe of frog” to the witches’ brew of seasonal activities at Penn College, as students – in a traditional commingling of the gruesome and the gleeful – enjoyed several days (and nights) of frightful fun. Wednesday saw Dining Services’ annual Halloween Boofet in Capitol Eatery, followed by Thursday’s Arc Asylum in the Lycoming Engines Metal Trades Center, and sun-smooched Trunk or Treat and Fall Fest events on a beautiful outdoor Saturday in late October. Accenting the occasion were costumed office mates, fully embracing some lightheartedness amid their workdays.

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Automotive Engineering Technologies Events Faculty & Staff Students Welding
10.31.2022

Foundation honors Penn College’s dedication to manufacturing

A national foundation devoted to manufacturing’s future has honored Pennsylvania College of Technology’s efforts that inspire the next generation to consider the sector’s rewarding careers.

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, the charitable foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International, bestowed the Future of Industry Award to the college during a recent ceremony in Des Plaines, Illinois. The honor is presented to a school or organization that has created a successful and sustainable summer manufacturing program that exposes young people to the industry and its career options.

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Automated Manufacturing & Machining Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Students Welding
10.31.2022

Penn College engineering design alum ‘racing’ for success

Pennsylvania College of Technology alumnus Dylan C. Godinez is on the fast track for career success – literally.

Just a few months after his May graduation, Godinez, of Reading, designed front and rear suspension brackets for a Ford Roadster that topped 200 mph in a sanctioned land speed race.

“It was a surreal experience for sure,” Godinez said about watching the successful run on a 1.25-mile flat track in Blytheville, Arkansas. “It was an unmatched feeling. It was really cool.”

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Alumni Engineering Design Technology Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Students
10.28.2022

John Deere dealer provides hands-on exposure to well-known brand

Uhrich demonstrates John Deere diagnostic tools for students.
Uhrich demonstrates John Deere diagnostic tools for students.
An alumnus returns, bringing along a respected industry name.
An alumnus returns, bringing along a respected industry name.

Plasterer Equipment Co. Inc., a longtime John Deere dealer in the Lehigh Valley, recently provided a 310SL backhoe for short-term educational use at Penn College’s Schneebeli Earth Science Center.

Students had the opportunity to service the equipment and better understand the John Deere brand, capitalizing on access to the machine for repair and maintenance.

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Alumni Diesel & Power Generation Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Heavy Equipment Students
10.28.2022

Penn College plastics student receives scholarship

A foundation dedicated to supporting packaging and processing education throughout North America has awarded a $5,000 scholarship to a Pennsylvania College of Technology plastics student.

Morgan T. Bartholomew, of Etters, is one of six students to receive the PACK EXPO scholarship from the PMMI Foundation of the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. A Dean’s List student, Bartholomew is seeking a bachelor’s degree in plastics & polymer engineering technology.

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Engineering Technologies Plastics & Polymer Students
10.27.2022

Guaranteed momentum at QorTek Inc.

Creating aerospace and electronics components for the U.S. Department of Defense is a tall order. Thanks to its innovative approach and talented team, QorTek Inc. has become a world leader doing exactly that. In this video, you’ll get a glimpse of QorTek’s facility, learn about the organization’s mission and meet the Penn College alumni who are pushing the needle forward in their field. “One of the things that makes Penn College graduates unique is their experience with hands-on work,” says William M. “Mike” Bradley, vice president of engineering and a December 2008 alumnus in electronics engineering technology. “You know, not just have a good theoretical foundation, but additionally be able to … jump right in the lab and work.”

Alumni Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology Engineering Technologies Students
10.25.2022

‘Pathfinder Award’ again presented to diesel faculty member

For the second time in his career, an assistant professor of diesel equipment technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology has been honored with Caterpillar Inc.’s Pathfinder to Excellence Faculty Award.

A plaque was presented to Chris S. Weaver, a faculty member at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center, during this month’s advisory committee meeting of Caterpillar dealer representatives at the college’s Thompson Professional Development Center.

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Alumni Diesel & Power Generation Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Heavy Equipment Students
10.21.2022

Michael J. Reed inaugurated as Penn College’s eighth president

Evoking the institution’s rich history and committing to serve as an innovative trailblazer for tomorrow, Pennsylvania College of Technology inaugurated Michael J. Reed as its eighth president Friday afternoon at the Community Arts Center.

Reed received Penn College’s presidential medallion from his predecessor, President Emeritus Davie Jane Gilmour, and state Sen. Gene Yaw, chairman of the board of directors, in front of about 400 attendees, including faculty and staff, students, alumni, industry partners, and visiting college and university delegates.

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Alumni Business, Arts & Sciences College Relations Engineering Technologies Events Faculty & Staff Inauguration Nursing & Health Sciences President Students Workforce Development
10.21.2022

New president builds on tradition in setting course for tomorrow – ‘Let’s get to work’

Despite being squarely in the theatrical spotlight during his inauguration as the newest leader of Pennsylvania College of Technology, Michael J. Reed was quick to divert that attention and look far beyond his own monumental day.

“The next chapter in our institution’s rich history is not about its president,” he said, “it remains steadfastly focused on students, mission and team. A chapter ignited by our past, inspired by tomorrow and committed to a ‘Future Made by Hand.’ With your invaluable input and support, I look forward to us seizing opportunities and solidifying (our) standing as an innovator, trailblazer and national leader in applied technology education.”

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Alumni Business, Arts & Sciences College Relations Engineering Technologies Events Faculty & Staff Inauguration Nursing & Health Sciences President Students Workforce Development
10.21.2022

Construction Specialties’ generosity expands college partnership

Construction Specialties, a New Jersey-based building products manufacturer with four local operations in eastern Lycoming County, has appreciably broadened its collaboration with Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The company, a participant in Penn College’s Corporate Tomorrow Makers program, has established an endowed scholarship and sponsored three Pre-College Programs this past summer.

Preference for the Construction Specialties Building the Future Scholarship, which will be awarded annually starting with the Fall 2022 semester, will be given to full-time students from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia and Texas who are pursuing a variety of degrees in the college’s School of Engineering Technologies. Scholarship awards are renewable for up to four years.

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Architecture & Sustainable Design Automated Manufacturing & Machining Construction Management Electrical Engineering Design Technology Engineering Technologies Plastics & Polymer Scholarships Students Welding
10.20.2022

Branded field site exemplifies Allan Myers’ extensive support

Naming of the Allan Myers Field Site within Pennsylvania College of Technology’s designated area for heavy equipment and diesel instruction – a 125-acre “sandbox” where students can learn and safely practice the hands-on skills necessary for workplace proficiency – amplifies the company’s 30-year record of encouraging students and hiring graduates.

Allan Myers, a cherished Corporate Tomorrow Maker, has pledged $250,000 to expand its support of academic programs at Penn College.

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Alumni College Relations Diesel & Power Generation Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Heavy Equipment Students
10.20.2022

Two Penn College students make ‘Intern of the Year’ short list

Scott StoutFrank T. Kocsis IIITwo of the three finalists for “Intern of the Year” at this month’s seventh annual Young Professionals Awards ceremony at Lackawanna County’s PNC Field – including the ultimate winner – are Pennsylvania College of Technology students.

Chosen for the honor was Scott Stout, of Nanticoke, an associate engineer at The AZEK Co., a Chicago-based business with locations in Scranton. He will graduate in December with a bachelor’s degree in plastics & polymer engineering technology.

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Art & Graphic Design Business, Arts & Sciences Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Plastics & Polymer Students
10.19.2022

Local company visit opens doors to Penn College students

Troup (far left, back row) and his students don anti-static coats for their tour of the Spartronics facility west of campus.
Troup (far left, back row) and his students don anti-static coats for their tour of the Spartronics facility west of campus.

Spotlighting Penn College’s provision of students’ real-world experiences through collaboration with local companies, Howard W. Troup’s Fixture Design & Fabrication (MTT 222) class traveled to Spartronics on Oct. 12. “Our visit was to see how a modern electronic circuit board manufacturer utilizes fixtures to make their products and to see if we can make some fixtures for them,” said Troup, an assistant professor of automated manufacturing/machine tool technology in the School of Engineering Technologies. Located along Reach Road, Spartronics manufactures highly complex circuit card assemblies and electromechanical products for the aerospace and defense, medical, and instrumentation and control industries.
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