Constructor for a Day – 2017
Robert J. Korenic, Youngstown State University Associate Professor of Civil and Construction Engineering Technology, in collaboration with the Ohio Contractors Association (OCA) hosted the 25th annual “Constructor for A Day” program. The event is a proven way to strengthen ties between contractors and students attending YSU who are majoring in Civil and Construction Engineering Technology as well as Civil and Environmental Engineering. Students met at the A.P. O’Horo Company on Belmont Avenue and then toured local job sites (such as bridges on Interstate 80, the Niles Wastewater Treatment Plant, Mahoning Valley Sanitary District facility and more). The program allows students to see firsthand practical applications of their education. It also provides students the opportunity to network with area contractors and to see the various areas of the field that are available to work in with a degree in Civil and Construction Engineering Technology or Civil and Environmental Engineering.
STEM Expo – Fall 2017
The STEM Expo was a tremendous success this fall. There was a total of 78 employers who participated in the expo. Students in all STEM majors could meet with employers to discuss available positions and job requirements. The expo event was created to provide students with internships, co-ops, full-time jobs, and part-time jobs. In total, there were 833 students that came to the expo in hopes of finding an opportunity in their designated career field.
If you were unable to attend the fall expo, don’t panic! There will be another expo this spring! For more information, contact STEM Professional Services at email@example.com.
If you haven’t already joined Handshake, now is the time to do it! The Career and Professional Services at YSU switched to Handshake and they will use the database for all future communications and job postings. Handshake is home to over 200,000 employers from a wide variety of career fields. Every current student at YSU already has an account on Handshake. All you will need to do is go to the login page and enter your YSU credentials. If you are an alumnus who would wish to join Handshake, contact STEM Professional Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. For all the mobile users out there, Handshake also has a free app available to both Android and Apple users. Handshake offers you the ability to upload a resume for employers to view when they see your profile. Handshake also provides all students with various job openings that they can apply for right on the site that correspond to their chosen career field.
National Manufacturing Day and Design Competition– 2017
On October 6, 2017, YSU celebrated National Manufacturing Day. There were various events held across campus from 11-3.
There were 5 events that took place in the WCBA:
|Industry Showcase||A talk with industry professionals about their profession and the various technologies of manufacturing.|
|The Wonder of 3D Printing||Ashley Martof, a recent YSU graduate and former intern at America Makes, shared her engaging insights about how 3D printing attracted her to a manufacturing career.|
|Entrepreneurship and Manufacturing||Joseph Angelo, Director of the WCBA Entrepreneurship Center, shared how many of the best (and worst) entrepreneurial aspirations are tied to manufacturing.|
|LaunchLab||LaunchLab provides a multidisciplinary learning environment and maker space that supports education, learning, and innovation.|
There were 3 events held in Moser Hall:
|Center For Innovation in Additive Manufacturing, CIAM||As one of the only universities in the country to have all 7 Additive Manufacturing Processes, visitors were able to learn how YSU is at the cutting edge of the next revolution in manufacturing.|
|CNC/AMBIT Lab||Visitors could see how YSU students and faculty use computer-controlled additive and subtractive processes to create complex components.|
|Automation and Robotics Lab||They assemble cars, sort products and do increasingly complex tasks in ever closer cooperation with humans. Visitors saw how robotics and automation can be used to support safe, efficient manufacturing processes.|
There were two additional events:
|Bliss Hall Foundry (Located in Bliss Hall)||Where molten metal is transformed into functional and artistic castings, the Bliss Hall Foundry provides support metal casting activities across multiple disciplines at YSU.|
|Historical Center of Industry and Labor||Visitors learned about the steel industry that dominated Youngstown in the 20th century and got to check out the “last hearts” (the final batches of steel produced at each of the mills before they closed).|
National Manufacturing Day Design Competition – 2017
Congratulations to the 2017 3D Design Competition winners, Larry and Mariah, from Austintown! The 3D Printing Design Competition allowed students, 13 years of age and older, to test original designs for useful products that can ordinarily be purchased commercially, but that might be 3D printed at a competitive cost or with improvements to function or value. Winners, Larry and Mariah, will receive a New FlashForge Finder 3D Printer.