The Next Generation of Architects, Contractors, and Engineers | University of Pennsylvania
The high school students touring Penn’s Singh Center for Nanotechnology were most interested in the part of the building many people never see: the mechanical room.
The students asked question after question, looking up at the massive white pipes that snake across the ceiling, carrying the conditioned and filtered air for “clean rooms” dedicated to some of the most delicate scientific research.
Speaking over the hum of the equipment was Christopher Montowski, director of building operations at the Singh Center.
“I started off my career working on jet engines in the Air Force, and now I’m running the building,” Montowski told the teenagers. “There are a lot of jobs you can do.”