Latest 'AvEd Day' Attracts Warren County Students

Published 03.27.2008


An 'AvEd Day' visitor completes a module Gary S. Giacobbi, associate professor of aviation, with a Warren County visitor High school students gather around William F. Stepp, associate professor of aviation In the pilot's seat High school students from Warren County Career Center recently made the three-and-a-half-hour trip to Penn College to participate in the latest Aviation Education Day, the School of Transportation Technology's initiative to rekindle vocational interest in the aviation field. Faculty members at the Lumley Aviation Center at Williamsport Regional Airport in Montoursville, developed three hands-on, aviation-related educational modules linked to Pennsylvania System of School Assessment educational objectives for math and science. Fourteen electronics and pre-engineering students completed modules on weight and balance, electricity, and precision measurement. The career center students met instructor Tim Sampson, a Penn College alumnus, at 6 a.m. to make the trek from Warren. After the modules were completed, the professors gave their visitors a quick tour. ( Photos by Thomas D. Inman, associate professor of avionics)