Penn College students receive national scholarships for future plastics work | Pennsylvania College of Technology
Current and past students of Penn College’s Plastics and Polymer Engineering program are known for their potential in the plastics technology field.
Morgan T. Bartholomew of Etters and Andrew B. Folk of Bernville each received $ 1,500 general scholarships, and Trent D. Longenberger of Bloomsburg received the Carrie Fox Solin Blow Molding Scholarship of $ 3,000.
The three students are aiming for a bachelor’s degree in plastics and polymer technology.
Olivia C. Ferki of Richboro graduated in May and is doing a Masters in Plastics Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She received a $ 3,000 scholarship for her studies.
SPE is dedicated to promoting the plastics profession and consists of more than 22,500 members in 84 countries. The SPE Foundation has awarded scholarships to 47 students nationwide, valued at $ 190,350.
“We are very proud to have several Penn College students and one alumna receiving SPE Foundation scholarships,” said Bradley M. Webb, Dean of Engineering Technologies. “These people will be the doers of tomorrow in the plastics industry. The scholarships reflect their commitment to their current studies and their future in this area. “
Penn College is one of six state-wide institutions offering plastic degrees that are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. Students can pursue a bachelor’s degree in plastics and polymer technology or an associate degree in plastics and polymer technology.
Penn College is also home to the Plastics Innovation & Resource Center. The PIRC is one of the leading plastics technology centers in the country for research, development and training in the fields of injection molding, extrusion, blow molding, rotational molding and thermoforming.
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