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College Hosts ‘Discover Engineering Technology’ Camp

John J. Miknis, instructor of civil engineering technology, explains concrete mixing to campers. (Photo by Jessica L. Tobias, student photographer)The School of Industrial and Engineering Technologies held a camp for 20 ninth- and 10th-grade students June 11-13. Campers were introduced to a variety of engineering technology careers by providing: information on engineering technology careers, hands-on workshops, tours of engineering facilities and an opportunity to network with current Penn College students and faculty.

Engineering Technology careers explored during the camp include:

  • Civil Engineering and Surveying Technology
  • Drafting and CAD Technology
  • Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology
  • Welding Technology

Hands-on workshops included: injection molding flying disks, designing paperclips using AutoCAD software, practicing mig welding and hand-held plasma cutting, operation of a fiber optic fusion splicer, mixing and measuring concrete samples, and manufacturing demonstrations.

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