Reading High students to learn about engineering at Berks

Penn State Berks students in the college’s FiERCE program (Futures in Engineering: Role-models Can Empower) will host Reading High School 10th graders for an interactive engineering workshop from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in rooms 105 and 106 of the Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building.

Marietta Scanlon, assistant teaching professor of engineering at Penn State Berks and founder of the FiERCE program, is working with LaBra Rose, career pathways counselor in the Reading High School Career Center to identify students who expressed an interest in STEM subjects.

The activity will incorporate creative thinking and problem solving to teach the high school students about electronics and construction. Using simple components, the students will learn to build structures and wire them with lights, sound and moving parts.

For more information about FiERCE, contact Scanlon at [email protected].