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Technology Exhibits Among Crowd-Pleasers at Farm Show

Kirk M. Cantor, professor of plastics technology, helps youngsters operate the vacuum thermoform machine Lawrence J. Fryda, dean of industrial and engineering technologies, clowns around with a visitor from the Zembo Shrine Electronics instructor Bruce M. Smith shows off a robot that handed out school lanyards to Farm Show visitors T. Jay Cunningham, assistant professor of civil engineering technology (and an alumnus), greets Farm Show attendeesPenn College’s School of Industrial and Engineering Technologies put its stamp on a weeklong series of Pennsylvania Farm Show appearances, providing the public with a popular, hands-on look at the college’s “degrees that work.” Jeff B. Weaver, assistant professor of electronics and this year’s “Master Teacher Award” recipient, provided these photos of the school’s attention-getting display. Youngsters were lined up 15-deep to use the vacuum thermoform machine, part of the college’s mobile poly lab, and a robot was programmed to distribute blue-and-white lanyards to visitors. More detailed information about the college’s activities at theannual event are available online.

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