Campus Hosts Two Engineering Awareness Nights

February is Engineering Month at Penn State Worthington Scranton and the campus's Admissions and Engineering departments have lined up two special, informative evenings geared toward helping future engineering students learn more about this exciting field.

The first event, Building Engineering Technology with an Architectural Engineering Technology (AET) Option Awareness Night, will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. in the Study Learning Center's Sherbine Lounge.

The AET option is an Associate Degree program offered at Worthington Scranton focusing on careers in the building and construction industries.  Students also have the option of continuing onto a four-year degree at another Penn State campus.

The BET/AET Awareness Night will be conducted in a panel format.  The Admissions Department has assembled a panel of regional engineering and building professionals, as well as a current engineering student, to speak about their insights and experiences, as well as career opportunities in these fields. 

Panelists for this information night include:  Charlie San Filippo of S & R Construction; Dean Butler, of The A & E Group; David Osborne from Ceco Associates; Nick Reuther and David Phillips of NCR Design; Jessica Smith of SDA Architects; and Robert Armstrong, a current Worthington Scranton AET student.

The second event is the Engineering Information Night, which will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Study Learning Center's Sherbine Lounge.

This event will also follow a panel format and have Dr. Majid Chatsaz, assistant professor of engineering at Worthington Scranton, as speaker.  Panelists include:  Kevin Toolan from the Tobyhanna Army Depot; Bobbi Weston, Dave Brzenchek, Joe Fontanella, and Jim Cook of Gentex; Ron Jenkins, Paul Laubham and John Pericci, of Lockheed Martin; Michael Wilk from Borton Lawson Associates; and Melissa Cardone, a current engineering student at Worthington Scranton.

Attendees of each of these sessions will also have the opportunity to ask questions of, and interact with, the panelists and learn more from Penn State admissions representatives about enrolling in one of Penn State's engineering degree programs.

Click here for more information on these programs or to register.