Skip to main content

Summer SMART Girls Spend Days in Nature’s Thrall, Campus Labs

Girls gather for a group photo amid ESC's beautiful surroundings Participants are schooled by Ryan W. Peck, lab assistant for diesel equipment technology (in hard hat) and Andrew B. Weaver, a heavy construction equipment technology: operator emphasis major from Wellsboro A 'SMART Girl' takes control Dwarfed by heavy equipment, a camper takes a breather Justin Shelinski, lab assistant for horticulture, demonstrates landscaping software in an ESC lab Rising ninth- and 10th-grade students attending this week’s SMART Girls residential activities at Penn College visited the Schneebeli Earth Science Center near Allenwood on Wednesday, learning about ornamental horticulture majors in the morning and spending the afternoon at the heavy construction equipment training site. In its ninth year, the college’s SMART Girls program offers a variety of hands-on activities to show the real-life value of math and science in the career world.Photos by Melissa M. Stocum, coordinator of matriculation and retention for the School of Natural Resources Management Students learn from Katherine A. Walker, assistant professor in the School of Industrial and Engineering Technologies SMART Girls discover product design by computer Back on the college’s main campus in Williamsport, the resident SMART Girls took part in several days of fun and instructive activities in other curricular areas, including information technology, automated manufacturing and radiography. At left, Katherine A. Walker, assistant professor of drafting/computer aided design, helps her teenage audience use software to fashion a dog toy.Photos by Jessica L. Tobias, student photographer

Subscribe to PCToday Daily Email

Related Stories

Courtesy of a grant from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs and additional support from the PMMI Education and Training Foundation and Construction Specialties Inc., Pennsylvania College of Technology is again hosting a program in which high school students receive hands-on experience with 3D design software, machining, CNC automation and welding. There is a waiting list for the program, which will be offered July 17-21.
Engineering Design Technology

Grant helps Penn College ‘manufacture’ career exploration

Read more
Members of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Baja SAE team bask in victory after winning the four-hour endurance race at Baja SAE Rochester. Three weeks earlier, Penn College captured the same event at Baja SAE Tennessee Tech. From left are: Dhruv Singh, Dominic J. Lepri, Isaac H. Thollot (crouching), Alex E. Flores, faculty adviser John G. Upcraft, Caleb J. Harvey, Marshall W. Fowler (sitting), Arjun L. Kempe, Morgan R. Bagenstose, Tyler J. Bandle (standing on back of the car), Dakota C. Harrison and Alec D. Rees.
Engineering Design Technology

Penn College Baja SAE team reigns supreme … again

Read more
Pennsylvania College of Technology engineering design technology student Benson P. Weaver made history during the 2021-22 academic year. Weaver, of Lititz, became the first Penn College student to earn certified SolidWorks expert status by passing the rigorous Certified SolidWorks Expert in Mechanical Design exam. He earned his bachelor's degree, taking part in a May 14 commencement ceremony.
Engineering Design Technology

Penn College students obtain valuable industry certifications

Read more