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HVAC Majors Take Part in ASHRAE Chapter’s ‘Student Night’


Seven students in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s four-year heating, ventilation and air conditioning design technology major attended a recent meeting of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers in Harrisburg.

The Penn College contingent participated in the chapter’s April 8 “Student Night,” along with architectural engineering majors from The Pennsylvania State University.

Seniors Justin E. Gombert, of Allentown, and Matthew P. Robinson, of Williamsport, presented their capstone projects “Cascade Refrigeration System for Environmental Chamber” and “HVAC System Design for Office Complex,” respectively and Matthew A. Alters, of Port Matilda, received a $500 scholarship.

Joining them were students Xzarius O. Ryans, of Columbia, S.C.; Nicholas A. Clark, of Mifflintown; Matthew J. Kinneman, of Aberdeen, N.J.; and Michael L. Way, of Kempton.

Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is an international organization of 51,000 people dedicated to advancing the field of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. The Central Pennsylvania Chapter is part of ASHRAE’s Region III, which covers the Mid-Atlantic states and comprises design professionals and students in the industry.

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