College Well-Represented at TechFutures' On-Campus Festival

Published 02.24.2012


Benjamin L. Koch, a member of the Penn College mathematics faculty, uses a calculator-based ranger to help youngsters gauge the direction they move, the speed they travel and the rate at which they change course Electronics instructor Edward J. Almasy employs dice to explore statistical principles with students Fred W. Becker, dean of hospitality, and Presidential Student Ambassador Lewis D. Robinson show how to use scales to measure ingredients for cooking The mascot for Anadarko Petroleum Corp., a partner in the college's training of natural gas workers, interacts with festivalgoers Exhibitors and interested families fill the Field House floor Five of Penn College's academic schools were represented at this week's Math and Science Festival, sponsored by Technology Futures of North Central PA and held at the college Field House. The festival was geared toward elementary and middle school students, designed to develop their interests in hundreds of potential math- and science-related career fields. The schools of Construction and Design Technologies, Health Sciences, Hospitality, Industrial and Engineering Technologies, and Integrated Studies took part in the two-hour event, offering a variety of hands-on activities to pique student interest. Photos by Whitnie-rae Mays, student photographer