Penn State Shenango to hold technology and career expo on March 31

The 2010 Penn State Shenango Technology and Career Expo will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, in the Great Hall of Shenango campus' Sharon Hall. The event, which is being co-sponsored by the Technology Council of Northwestern Pennsylvania and Penn State Shenango's Information Sciences and Technology (IST) and Career Services departments, will provide technology training and education through seminars, keynote speakers and product demonstrations. The Expo is free and open to the public.

Beginning at 1 p.m., keynote speakers Chris Wassel and Brian Zentis, program managers from the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Center of Excellence at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will present an overview of RFID technology including applications, system components, standards and business benefits.
At 2 p.m., Heidi Friedrich, from Penn State Shenango's Career Services Department and Matt Roberts from Penn State Shenango's Department of IST, will hold a seminar on “Online Etiquette” in room 108 of Sharon Hall, while Wassel and Zentis will hold a hands-on demonstration illustrating RFID tagging techniques and issues in room 105 of Sharon Hall.

Starting at 3 p.m., Carrie Teetzel, director of eLearning and Workforce Projects, will present a seminar on “E-Marketing and E-Careers” in Sharon Hall room 108, and John Zohoranacky, senior developer from Rust Oleum Corp., will present a seminar on “Web Design Tips and Tools” in Sharon Hall room 105.

At 4 p.m., David Reeves, owner of Reeves Information Technology, will hold a seminar on "Windows 7 and More," and Justin Miller from Penn State University's Media Commons, will hold a demonstration on "Video Creation" in Forker Lab room 125.

The Penn State Computer Store will have staff available throughout the day in the Great Hall to demonstrate new technologies. The event will conclude with a series of roundtable discussions about degree programs in business, IST, human development and family studies, nursing and physical therapist assistant. Business representatives and experts will be in attendance as well as members from the campus' advisory and alumni society boards. All are welcome to participate.

For additional information, call 724-983-2908 or send an e-mail to Lisa Bertin at lrb19@psu.edu.

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Last Updated March 08, 2010