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Penn College Plastics Student Receives Additional Scholarships


A Pennsylvania College of Technology plastics student has added to his impressive list of national scholarships.

The Society of Plastics Engineers recently announced that Logan A. Tate, of Williamsport, is the recipient of several scholarships for 2017. The plastics and polymer engineering technology major has been honored with the Blow Molding Division W. Muller Scholarship ($3,000), the Flexible Packaging Division Scholarship ($2,500), the Polymer Modifiers & Additives Division Scholarship ($2,000) and the Thermoplastic Elastomers SIG Scholarship ($1,000).

Logan A. Tate
Logan A. Tate

SPE is the leading technical society for the plastics industry, with more than 22,500 members from 84 countries. The organization promotes the scientific and engineering knowledge related to plastics. Administered by the SPE Foundation, the 2017 scholarship program consisted of 44 scholarships totaling over $109,000.

Earlier this year, Tate received the Thermoforming Division Memorial Scholarship ($2,500) from SPE and a $3,000 scholarship from the Plastics Pioneers Association. Plastics News also recognized Tate as one of the industry’s “Rising Stars.”

A senior Dean’s List student, Tate is serving consecutive terms as president of the college’s SPE Student Chapter. He is a research assistant for the Plastics Innovation & Resource Center at the college, where he assists with workforce development and training workshops. This summer, he worked as a plastics engineering intern in both the extrusion and injection molding departments at B. Braun Medical in Allentown. Throughout his time at the college, Tate has participated in several plastics-industry conferences and events.

“We are very proud of Logan for being honored with all of these scholarships,” said David R. Cotner, dean of industrial, computing and engineering technologies. “The number of scholarships speaks volumes about how Logan conducts himself both in and out of the classroom. He represents the best of our outstanding plastics program.”

Graduates of Penn College’s plastics program have a nearly 100 percent job-placement rate.

The college is among just a handful of institutions nationwide with plastics degrees that are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. In addition to the bachelor’s degree in plastics and polymer engineering technology, the college offers an associate degree in plastics and polymer technology.

For more information regarding Penn College’s plastics majors and other programs offered by the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, call 570-327-4520.

Penn College is a national leader in applied technology education and workforce development. Email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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