MONT ALTO, Pa. — Students at Penn State Mont Alto shared their knowledge on Wednesday with their peers and the community at the seventh annual Penn State Mont Alto Academic Festival in the campus’ Multipurpose Activities Center.
“The Academic Festival is a great opportunity for students to showcase their projects to the campus and local community,” said Robin Yaure, senior instructor of human development and family studies, and chairwoman of the festival planning committee.
More than 200 students, freshman to seniors, spent weeks putting together elaborate displays/exhibits on a range of topics including women’s health, breast cancer, occupational therapy, the effects of poverty on children in Central America and nursing as a career for men.
Some of the students worked alone and some worked in teams of three to four students.
“It’s not only to show the culmination of what the students are learning throughout the year, but to help the students with public speaking as they help educate others about their topic,” Yaure said.