President’s Cabinet Week Ending March 1st

Week Ending March 1st

The 6th Annual Miniature Bridge Building Competition was held Friday (3/1) in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center with thirty-one teams from sixteen different high schools in Mahoning and Trumbull counties and approximately ninety students. The YSU Civil & Environmental Engineering Department has organized this event every year since 2008. The main sponsors of this event are the Mahoning and Trumbull County Engineers’ offices and ms consultants, along with dozens other local consulting and construction firms. This year, YSU CTME also donated half of the cost. Lowellville High School won the 1st and 3rd place while the 2nd place was secured by Niles-McKinley High School. In addition, there are a few more prizes that were given based on their previous year’s performance, aesthetics, teamwork, etc.

Our Math Department is proud to report that Jozsi Jalics has been selected for a J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship award to Hungary for next year. According to a letter sent to Dr. Jalics, “Your selection for a Fulbright award is, in itself, an achievement for which you can be justly proud.”  We are very proud of you Joszi! The letter also states “As a Fulbright grantee, you will join the ranks of distinguished participants in the Program.  Fulbright alumni have become heads of state, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, CEOs, university presidents, journalists, artists, professors, and teachers.  They have been awarded 43 Nobel Prizes.”

The STEM College “Meet the Employers” event attracted some fifteen companies, offering STEM students advice and interviewing tips for students seeking employment. Employers stated it was well worth their time and the quality of the students they met with was high. A few mentioned they identified candidates to interview for internships or full-time opportunities. For example, Butech Bliss, who has had a difficult time finding applicants, did some on-campus interviewing before the event.  YSU Career Services organized and co-sponsored the event.

Two proposals for NAMII research funding involving YSU faculty have advanced to a second round of consideration.

The Friday, Feb 22 laser light shows in the Planetarium drew an attendance of 782, The Saturday, Feb 23 shows drew 792. It was standing-room-only for all shows. 1574 visitors brought in a pretty nice donation box too.

On February 25th, Baker Hughes Corporation visited the College and conducted on-campus job interviews.  Baker Hughes is a major oil-field construction firm with a significant location in Pittsburgh.