Pennsylvania College of Technology developed Science and Math Applications in Real-World Technologies (SMART) Girls to counter an alarming academic and social trend: Girls tend to shy away from math and sciences as they enter adolescence and their important high school years.

SMART Girls provides young females, in grades 9-11, the opportunity to experience math and science as a foundation for careers in technology. Hands-on experiences will range from crushing concrete (working with compression strength) to cyber challenges (creating Web pages).


  • Expose students to career options in emerging technologies
  • Encourage a strong foundation in high school math and sciences

Upcoming Workshop

Manufacturing Your Future
June 22-25, 2015

This year’s summer camp will engage participants in the art of 3D Printing. Manufacturing Your Future will give each girl an opportunity to experience the art of 3D printing from beginning to end. Participants will work in teams to design and print, and ultimately showcase and market, their creations within a "Shark Tank"-like atmosphere. In addition to the project-based learning model, girls will experience daily themes of Career Development, Economic Development, and Workforce Development (3 D’s of the Career, Education, and Work Standards) woven through the technical and soft skill experiences.

Students need no prior-knowledge of 3D printing or design to be successful at this camp – just a willingness to work together in a team, learn new technology, and have a great time!

The camp is an overnight residential program for rising 9th, 10th, and 11th graders that runs June 22-25, 2015.

Registration will be open soon. If you have any questions, please contact Outreach for K-12 at 570-320-8003 or

Get an alert when information for 2015 workshops is announced.

Penn College Encourages "SMART Girls"

“I loved all the machinery and the interesting topics.”

Sarah K.
SMART Girl participant

This project is partially funded by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-270) through the Pennsylvania Department of Education, by the generous support of Pennsylvania companies through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program managed by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and by Pennsylvania College of Technology.

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Williamsport, PA 17701


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