A Pennsylvania College of Technology plastics and polymer engineering technology major has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year.
Ryan N. Troiano, of Lake Ariel, received the scholarship from DME Co., a world leader in plastic molding technologies.
To be considered for the scholarship - awarded through DME Plastics University, an online training resource for the industry - students must be enrolled at an accredited trade school or university in a two-year certificate, two-year associate degree or four-year bachelor-degree major.
Penn College is one of only five colleges in the nation offering plastics and polymer degree programs accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Troiano is scheduled to receive his bachelor's degree in plastics and polymer engineering technology in May 2015. During his time at Penn College, Troiano has made the dean's list, been active in the Penn College student chapter of the Society of Plastics Engineers and has completed an internship in the industry.
"The Penn College plastics faculty are proud that Ryan was able to win one of the DME Plastics University scholarships," said Timothy E. Weston, associate professor of plastics and polymer engineering technology and department head. "These scholarships are highly competitive on a national basis and are highly regarded in the mold-building and tooling part of our industry. Winning this scholarship should open many career opportunities for Ryan."