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SMART Girls ‘Dream It – Design It – Do It’ in 3-D Summer of Exploration


Eric K. Albert, associate professor of machine tool technology/automated manufacturing, leads participants (who come from a wide variety of Pennsylvania counties) through an "Innovation Station: Product Design" session.
Eric K. Albert, associate professor of machine tool technology/automated manufacturing, leads participants (who come from a wide variety of Pennsylvania counties) through an “Innovation Station: Product Design” session.
Intently tending to the project at hand
Intently tending to the project at hand
SMART Girls wave from the Hiawatha riverboat.
SMART Girls wave from the Hiawatha riverboat.
Pizza in the park!
Pizza in the park!
Relaxing on the riverside
Relaxing on the riverside

The summer edition of Penn College’s popular SMART (Science & Math Applications in Real-World Technologies) Girls program gave each participating ninth- through 11th-grader an opportunity to experience the art of 3-D printing from beginning to end. The girls worked in teams to design and print their 3-D creations, which will be displayed at a public event Thursday morning. Members of the campus community are invited to attend the mock trade show to be held from 10-11 a.m. in Room 157 of College Avenue Labs, which culminates the weeklong residential program coordinated by Outreach for K-12 and aided by corporate donations through the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit program. In addition to the project-based learning exercise, the SMART Girls learned about career, economic and workforce development … and had more than a little fun in the bargain.
Photos by Cindy Davis Meixel, writer/photo editor, and Dalaney T. Vartenisian, student photographer

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