College to Host SMART Girls Event for Middle-School Students

Published 10.02.2009


On Oct. 31, Pennsylvania College of Technology will host a session for girls in seventh and eighth grades to encourage their continued interest in science and math.

The college's Science and Math Applications in Real-World Technologies (SMART Girls) project was developed to counter the alarming tendency of girls to shy away from math and sciences as they enter adolescence. The program offers a slate of hands-on activities to show the real-life values of math and science in the career world.

The Oct. 31 event includes such topics as architectural technology, radiography, building construction, drafting and computer aided design, business administration, dental hygiene, cellular science, electronics, machine tool technology/automated manufacturing, computer desktop and application, mathematics, and computer information technology.

Cost for the daylong event, which is open to the first 40 girls who register, is $25.

To register or to learn more, call 570-327-4502, e-mail or visit online .

The college will host another Saturday session on April 10 and a summer SMART Girls experience from July 11-15 for girls entering ninth and 10th grades.

For more information about Penn College, visit on the Web , e-mail or call toll-free 800-367-9222.