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Crowd Delighted by Boundless Makerspace Possibilities

Interest runs high in The Dr. Welch Workshop: A Makerspace at Penn College, where attendant Jeremiah C. Johnson (right) met with students and employees during an Open House.
Interest runs high in The Dr. Welch Workshop: A Makerspace at Penn College, where attendant Jeremiah C. Johnson (right) met with students and employees during an Open House.
The hands-on allure of the facility is evident as attendees move among the equipment ...
The hands-on allure of the facility is evident as attendees move among the equipment …
... and sign up for access to the varied tools at their disposal.
… and sign up for access to the varied tools at their disposal.
Among the engaged college staff is admissions counselor Lee Dawson, whose duties fittingly include working with prospective students in the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies.
Among the engaged college staff is admissions counselor Lee Dawson, whose duties fittingly include working with prospective students in the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies.
Johnson talks with an Open House attendee whose T-shirt indicates he's in the right place.
Johnson talks with an Open House attendee whose T-shirt indicates he’s in the right place.

Wednesday evening’s open house at The Dr. Welch Workshop: A Makerspace at Penn College met with an overwhelming turnout, as curious employees and industrious students crammed into a laboratory that will soon be overflowing with creativity. The makerspace, dedicated last week and featured in a PCToday photo gallery, was designed by students as a springboard to cross-curricular innovation and collaboration. Weekly trainings and demonstrations in a variety of equipment and techniques – from casting to prototyping, cosplay to 3D printing – are scheduled 5 to 6 p.m. Thursdays from Aug. 30 to Nov. 15. (There will be no class on Oct. 18.) Interested Penn College students and faculty/staff can access the full schedule on the myPCT portal; no reservations are required.
Photos by J.J. Boettcher, student photographer

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