September 10, 2010 12:00AM
Hundreds of area high school students visited Pittsburg State University on Friday, Sept. 10, for an up-close look at the variety of programs offered through the College of Technology - and the sorts of careers to which they can lead.
Approximately 500 students from 16 schools; including some from as far away as Rogers, Ark., and Wyandotte, Okla.; toured departments and viewed demonstrations in areas including plastics engineering technology, manufacturing engineering technology, automotive technology, graphics and imaging, and electrical technology, as well as many others.
Some of the highlights included demonstrations on injection and blow molding in the plastics area, waterjet cutting and CNC machining in the manufacturing area, screenprinting T-shirts in the graphics and imaging area, an outdoor sawmill demonstration in wood technology, and concrete field testing and cylinder breaking demo in the construction area. The moonbuggy and mini-baja vehicles on display, as well as a long list of other activities and demonstrations.
"This event is a longstanding tradition for the College of Technology," said Dr. Bruce Dallman, dean of the college. "It allows students to see the breadth of our program areas all in one day. They not only get to talk to faculty, but see lab demos and get a better picture of what goes on here."