AEST Students Print Bookmarks for Central Manor Elementary Library

by: Prof. Donna Painter

This fall students in the AENG 110 Communication and Information Systems course turned their printed bookmark project into a community service opportunity. They designed bookmarks for the Central Manor Elementary Library in the Penn Manor School District. Designs were created to promote reading and appropriate care of library books. The bookmark designs included simple outline visuals that can be colored by elementary students to further customize the bookmarks. After developing the designs, students worked in teams to generate plates and print the bookmarks using offset lithography presses. After final trimming and packing, the bookmarks were delivered to the Central Manor Elementary Library on October 14.

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Collaboration with Maplewoodshop

by: Dr. Sharon A. Brusic

This fall, the Technology & Engineering Education program entered into a collaborative agreement with Mike Schloff, CEO and founder of Maplewoodshop. Schloff founded Maplewoodshop in 2016 to help children in grades 3-8 develop life skills through woodworking with hand tools. This year, Mike donated a complete, portable tool chest containing the workstations, tools, and safety equipment to serve up to 16 students working at the same time as well as curriculum, professional development and consulting. The intent of this collaboration is to expose students in Millersville University’s (MU) Technology & Engineering Education (TECE) program and Integrative STEM Education Methods (iSTEM) program to woodworking as an educational vehicle that they could use with future students.

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