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Eighth-Graders Tour Manufacturing Lab in After-School Visit


A Williamsport Area Middle School eighth-grader handles the controls of an industrial robot.
A Williamsport Area Middle School eighth-grader handles the controls of an industrial robot.
Penn College student John M. Good IV (in hat) demonstrates computer-aided drafting to a pair of middle-schoolers.
Penn College student John M. Good IV (in hat) demonstrates computer-aided drafting to a pair of middle-schoolers.
Middle-schoolers take a close look at a CNC-machined wrench before watching the process.
Middle-schoolers take a close look at a CNC-machined wrench before watching the process.

Eighth-graders in Williamsport Area Middle School’s after-school program visited a Penn College gem on Thursday: its automated manufacturing lab. There, Penn College students showed them the ropes of computer-aided drafting, CNC machining, robotics and hydraulics. The session was led by John M. Good III, instructor of automation and computer integrated manufacturing. Students in the after-school program visit the college once a week in a partnership coordinated by the college’s Outreach for K-12 Office. The program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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