Penn College plastics students attend national conference

October 11, 2018

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. ­– Backed by industry support, seven plastics students from Pennsylvania College of Technology enhanced their education by attending the 34th Annual Blow Molding Conference in Pittsburgh.

Conducted by the Blow Molding Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers, the conference is considered the premier event for the blow molding industry. The blow molding process uses thermoplastic materials to form hollow industrial parts and containers.

The three-day conference facilitated networking opportunities for the students and exposed them to technical presentations and speakers focusing on current trends and industry projections.

The plastics and polymer engineering technology students attending the conference were Spencer L. Cotner, of Muncy; James C. Keyser II, of Dillsburg; Danial J. Kilinski, of Montague, Michigan; Lucas S. Poche, of Lewistown; Nathan A. Rader-Edkin, of Williamsport; Anthony P. Wagner, of Williamsport; and Joshua M. Worthing, of New Brighton.

Jose M. Perez, instructor of plastics and polymer engineering technology, accompanied the students.

Recognizing the excellence of plastics education at Penn College, the SPE Blow Molding Division sponsored the students’ travel and attendance at the conference.

Penn College is one of six institutions nationwide offering plastics degrees that are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. In addition, the college is home to the Plastics Innovation & Resource Center, a globally recognized leader in plastics education and training.

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Last Updated October 11, 2018