Area Middle School, High School Students Get a Taste of College on Campus
Students in gifted programs at area school districts had the opportunity to experience college classes, and prepare for higher education during a recent workshop at Penn State DuBois. More than 40 students in grades six through twelve visited campus from six school districts, including Brockway, Brookville, Punxsutawney, Oil City, Cranberry, and DuBois.
The students participated in sample classes in both the campus' Information Sciences and Technology, and Mechanical Engineering programs. Faculty members from these programs offered demonstrations of projects they're currently working on with college students, and explained what types of careers a degree in their respective fields could lead to.
"Attending a field trip or visiting a class gives area students the chance to see what exciting careers and opportunities are out there for them in the future," said Enrollment Services Director Melissa Duttry. "We welcome area students to Penn State DuBois any time. We want them to visit us and see what we have to offer. We have such a talented and diverse faculty that we want others to have the opportunity to see and hear about what they teach."