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A Penn State faculty member shows students from Sharon schools how to build somethings strong using paper towel roles and duct tape.

Shenango to host STEAM Day for Sharon school students

Penn State Shenango and the Sharon City School District are partnering to provide the second annual STEAM Day on Nov. 21. STEAM day is a unique experience offered to over 150 sixth grade students in the Sharon City School District.
A Penn State faculty member shows students from Sharon schools how to build somethings strong using paper towel roles and duct tape.

Art instructor Ed Hallahan works with a group of students during STEAM day

Art instructor Ed Hallahan works with a group of students during STEAM day

Dr. William McGuigan is an associate professor of HDFS at Penn State Shenango

Shenango lecture series continues with talk on the growth of Old Order Amish

Penn State Shenango will continue its 2016-2017 Faculty Lecture Series with William McGuigan, associate professor of human development and family studies, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday., Nov. 30, in Sharon Hall, Room 105, located on Penn Avenue in downtown Sharon. The title of his lecture is “Examining the Rapid Population Growth of the Old Order Amish.” The event is free and open to the public.
Girl Scouts with walkers

Shenango program enables local Girl Scouts to earn badges

On Sat., Nov. 5, Penn State Shenango held its inaugural GirlScouts@PSU program. Close to one hundred area Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, and Ambassadors arrived at Penn State, eager to earn a patch. The program was hosted by the campus Occupational Therapy (OT) Club and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Club. Penn State Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator Brandi Baros, along with members from the Shenango Rivers Watchers, also participated.
Girl Scout Brownies learn how it would feel to be in a wheelchair or have to use a walker

Girl Scout Brownies learn about disability awareness in hands-on session with OT students

Girl Scout Brownies learn about disability awareness in hands-on session with OT students

Shenango to host GirlScouts@PSU program

On Sat., Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., approximately 100 area Brownie, Daisy, Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts will be attending a patch program at Penn State Shenango. The event is being hosted by the campus’ Occupational Therapy (OT) and STEM Clubs. Other volunteers at the event include members of the Shenango River Watchers.
The Girl Scouts logo

Shenango hosts GirlScouts@PSU program

Shenango hosts GirlScouts@PSU

Shenango campus students pose at Hill Day in Washington, D.C.

Students utilize fieldwork and community outreach in support of program

Each semester, Penn State Shenango’s Occupational Therapy Assistant students plan several events in support of their field of study. These initiatives include community outreach programs as well as learning/skill projects. This past September, thanks to a grant that was received from the Penn State Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, several sophomore OTA students joined hundreds from their profession to speak to senators and representatives in Washington, D.C., on various topics.
Shenango campus students pose at Hill Day in Washington, D.C.

Penn State Shenango students at Hill Day in Washington, D.C.

Penn State Shenango sophomores at Hill Day in Washington, D.C. The students are enrolled in the occupational therapy assistant program.

OTA student Sara Wasacz works on another student during a lab

In-state tuition program helps Ohio students

Sara Wasacz was stressed. Her husband was preparing for the first of two brain surgeries that would help to eliminate his epileptic seizures. Her 4-year-old son needed to be carted from preschool to babysitter, home and back again. She was working 30 hours a week at Sam’s Club. And her final exams were fast approaching.

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