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Industry event offers well-timed view of welding facilities

Nicholas E. Shrawder, a senior civil engineer for PennDOT and chair of ASNT's Susquehanna Valley Section
Nicholas E. Shrawder, a senior civil engineer for PennDOT and chair of ASNT’s Susquehanna Valley Section
A welding lab does double-duty as a meal venue, offering diners immersion in a well-equipped learning environment.
A welding lab does double-duty as a meal venue, offering diners immersion in a well-equipped learning environment.
Brandon Miller, a member of the section's board of directors, addresses the group.
Brandon Miller, a member of the section’s board of directors, addresses the group.
Robby R. Smith (right), of Mount Wolf, enrolled in welding and fabrication engineering technology, leads a lab tour.
Robby R. Smith (right), of Mount Wolf, enrolled in welding and fabrication engineering technology, leads a lab tour.
Nau, a welding faculty member with three Penn College degrees, talks with Shrawder.
Nau, a welding faculty member with three Penn College degrees, talks with Shrawder.

Members of the American Society of Non-Destructive Testing, Susquehanna Valley Section, got a closeup look at Penn College’s expansive welding labs when they recently held a dinner meeting in the Lycoming Engines Metal Trades Center. The visit heralds this fall’s start of an associate degree in non-destructive testing through the college’s School of Engineering Technologies – part of a revised curriculum developed by instructor Michael J. Nau and James N. Colton II, assistant professor of welding. The Susquehanna Valley Section, chartered in 1988, covers a 90-mile radius around State College.
Photos by Frank T. Kocsis, student photographer

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