Women in Construction builds confidence in tomorrow's workforce
– Photos by Jessica U. Oberlin, librarian, information technology initiatives;
and Carol A. Lugg, dean of construction and design technologies, co-advisers of Women in Construction;
and Tom Wilson, writer/editor-PCToday
Branded on one side as a unique souvenir of the day, a birdhouse awaits assembly in the construction carpentry lab.
A half-dozen high school students hobnob with the Wildcat outside the ACC Auditorium.
Showing off their handiwork
A 10-minute icebreaker activity required teams to work collaboratively (but with separate tasks) to build the highest tower possible from drinking straws and tape.
The mascot joins School of Construction & Design Technologies students, tasked with mentoring the day's visitors.
Participants proudly display their impromptu creations from the Klump Academic Center Auditorium stage.
Students give their guests a hands-on look at Lumion, architectural visualization software that renders designs in 3D.
Undaunted by "some assembly required"
The young women tour Penn College's HVAC lab, which realistically replicates two floors of residential space.
Bernice C. Weaver (left), of Newville, majoring in residential construction technology and management: building construction technology concentration, guides a guest to birdhouse success.
At home in the lab
Easily completing the task at hand