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Educators’ Look at College Labs Enhances Career Discussions

Elizabeth A. Biddle, K-12 project manager, leads a roundtable talk on gender equity in STEM careers and the college’s SMART Girls program.
Elizabeth A. Biddle, K-12 project manager, leads a roundtable talk on gender equity in STEM careers and the college’s SMART Girls program.
David R. Cotner, dean of industrial, computing and engineering technologies, leads educators through the Avco-Lycoming Metal Trades Center; the group also toured the Machining Technologies Center.
David R. Cotner, dean of industrial, computing and engineering technologies, leads educators through the Avco-Lycoming Metal Trades Center; the group also toured the Machining Technologies Center.

Educators from across the state visited Penn College’s campus Friday as part of the Outreach for K-12 Office’s College and Career Readiness Conference. The twice-annual event brings together high school and career and technical education teachers, high school and middle school counselors, cooperative education coordinators, and administrators for sessions on current educational topics. Participants spend part of the day on tours of the campus, led by knowledgeable staff and instructors from technical program areas. Discussion topics included an introduction to 3-D printing and the career opportunities it presents; helping students navigate college admissions and financial aid; using social networking sites and the Web to aid the college-search process; and gender equity in science, technology, education and math.
Photos by Craig R. Urey, student photographer

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