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Penn State Road Scholars Tour Comes to DuBois

5/12/2011 —

The Penn State Road Scholars Tour visited DuBois Wednesday, making stops at Penn State DuBois and GKN Sinter Metals. 

This marks the 16th Annual Road Scholars Outreach Spring Tour.  Any new or recently tenured Penn State faculty member is invited to join the three day bus tour, hosted by Penn State President Graham Spanier, who joins faculty members on the tour each year. The tour travels to Penn State campuses, businesses, and historical sites throughout Pennsylvania. This year, the itinerary concentrated on the northwest region of the state. The intention was to provide participating faculty members with opportunities to learn more about the university, the state of Pennsylvania, and the significant impact Penn State has on the commonwealth. 

In DuBois, faculty members toured Penn State DuBois and learned more about the campus' strong connections and involvement in the community. Two programs unique to the campus, Wildlife Technology, and General Engineering with Applied Materials Track were highlighted. Faculty members then took a tour of GKN's DuBois facility. GKN and Penn State DuBois have a long relationship, working together to train employees and prospective employees for real world careers in industries such as Powder Metal.


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