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Middle school students explore technical careers at Penn State Fayette

5/29/2009 —
Madison Plaski, a 7th grader at Laurel Highlands Middle School, listens for heartbeat and lung sounds on Stephen, a pediatric simulator, as Penn State Fayette Instructor of Nursing Charlotte Stotelmyer looks on. Plaski was one of some 150 middle school students who visited Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus for Technical Career Exploration Day, part of the campus’ Tech Prep program, held May 28 and again on May 29. Students from Albert Gallatin, Brownsville, Laurel Highlands and Uniontown school districts participated, learning about such varied careers as nursing, emergency medical technician, engineering, science, math, mining, media technology and computer graphics.
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