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Dr. Welch Workshop: About "The Dr. Welch Workshop"

Guide to library and internet resources for the Dr. Welch Workshop makerspace

Dr. Marshall D. Welch, Jr.

Dr. Welch

The Dr. Welch Workshop gifted in loving memory of Dr. Marshall Welch, Jr.

A well-respected member of the Williamsport community, Dr. Welch attended Gettysburg College and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Dentistry. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he opened his orthodontic practice in Williamsport in 1958, providing care to the patients of his hometown for nearly 50 years. His love for Williamsport was evident in the philanthropic support that he shared so graciously with organizations, charities and educational institutions throughout the community.

An avid outdoorsman and pilot, Dr. Welch was also adept with woodworking and metal fabrication. He and his friends built experimental aircraft, rebuilt Jeeps, designed furniture and fixed whatever was broken. Much of this work – from trial-and-error concept to finished execution – occurred in his two-story workshop, which consumed what was once the family’s backyard. It was a place where wisdom and camaraderie were dispensed in equal measure, and where everyone was welcome.

The Dr. Welch Workshop: A Makerspace at Penn College, is made possible through the generous support of donors who believe in our mission to provide a comprehensive, applied technology education that empowers graduates for success in the global marketplace. Learn more about these philanthropic leaders via PCToday. 

The Dr. Welch Workshop


Fall 2018 will see the opening of the Dr. Welch Workshop makerspace in Pennsylvania College of Technology's Carl Building Technologies Center. The space will provide the environment and the tools for students, faculty, and staff to work collaboratively creating projects in this setting. The workshop will offer a unique combination of design, engineering, fabrication, and education, where users can construct cross-disciplinary projects.

The workshop will:

  • Encourage learning beyond the curriculum
  • Inspire cross-disciplinary cooperation
  • Furnish equipment, tools, and raw materials which will support creative processes
  • Support coursework
  • Provide a constructive social option for students

    This resource guide will provide vetted library and internet sources that will assist users of the workshop with the successful completion of their projects.

Makerspace Hours

Monday - Thursday 5 - 10 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Research Assistance

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Reference Desk
Research assistance hours:
Mon-Thurs: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fri: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sun: 1-9 p.m.
Hours are subject to change, dependent upon college breaks and availability of the librarians.