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Penn College Electronics Students Win East Competition


Electronics students at Pennsylvania College of Technology won the District 2 International Society for Measurement and Control Student Competition, held recently in Williamsburg, Va. The District 2 region covers the Eastern seaboard from Pennsylvania to the Carolinas.

Representing Penn College were: Robert Beck, Erie; Jason Castillo, Reading; Brad Smith, Bangor, and David Williams, Mount Carmel. Beck and Castillo graduated with associate degrees in electronics technology/industrial process control emphasis in May; they are both returning to Penn College in the fall to earn bachelor of science degrees in electronics engineering technology. Smith earned an associate degree in electronics technology/industrial process control emphasis and a B.S. degree in electronics engineering technology in May. Williams is enrolled in the electronics engineering technology B.S. degree major.

The students are members of the Penn College student chapter of ISA.

Faculty accompanying the students were Randy Moser, instructor of electronics and adviser for the student ISA chapter, and Perry Gotschal, assistant professor of electronics.

In winning the event, the students received $500 for their chapter and the opportunity to compete in the ISA international competition to be held in Philadelphia in the fall.

This was the fifth year for the District 2 ISA competition and the second time Penn College won.

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