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Penn College Displays Excitingly Enhance STEM Expo


Penn College was well-represented at the recent Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology event at West Chester East High School, offering hands-on glimpses into “Taste of Sweet & Savory Technology” and “3-D Printing in Engineering and Industrial Design.” Students, faculty and staff from the schools of Business & Hospitality and Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, as well as the college’s Admissions Office, gave fifth- to 10th-grade girls a memorably experiential entree into career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

– Photos by Sarah R. Shott, coordinator of admissions operations

Somer A. Safford, a culinary arts technology major from Port Allegany, enthralls her audience ...
Somer A. Safford, a culinary arts technology major from Port Allegany, enthralls her audience …

... as she and her colleagues share seemingly magical methods of freezing and spherification.
… as she and her colleagues share seemingly magical methods of freezing and spherification.

Engineering design technology student Catherine E. Weatherman, of Ringtown, engagingly serves as an ambassador for her chosen field. (Though not pictured, classmate Shannon R. Knarr, of Trevorton, joined in the instructive fun.)
Engineering design technology student Catherine E. Weatherman, of Ringtown, engagingly serves as an ambassador for her chosen field. (Though not pictured, classmate Shannon R. Knarr, of Trevorton, joined in the instructive fun.)

Hospitality-plus is exhibited by (from left) Safford and baking and pastry arts students Keegan D. Sonney, of Erie, and Maren A. Zaczkiewicz, of Williamsport. They were accompanied in their demonstrations by Chefs Frank Suchwala and Todd M. Keeley, Penn College faculty members.
Hospitality-plus is exhibited by (from left) Safford and baking and pastry arts students Keegan D. Sonney, of Erie, and Maren A. Zaczkiewicz, of Williamsport. They were accompanied in their demonstrations by Chefs Frank Suchwala and Todd M. Keeley, Penn College faculty members.

Stacey C. Hampton (center), assistant dean of industrial, computing and engineering technologies, inspires young women at the daylong event.
Stacey C. Hampton (center), assistant dean of industrial, computing and engineering technologies, inspires young women at the daylong event.

Zaczkiewicz helps a visitor analyze the allure of chocolate.
Zaczkiewicz helps a visitor analyze the allure of chocolate.

A Wildcat presence, on the road in Chester County
A Wildcat presence, on the road in Chester County

Instructor (and 2013 alumna) Kendra N. Tomassacci shares her passion and expertise in computer aided drafting and design.
Instructor (and 2013 alumna) Kendra N. Tomassacci shares her passion and expertise in computer aided drafting and design.

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