2023 Summary

Competions, Industry Forum, and Food Drive Recap

During engineers week we had great student turnout for all competitions, social events, and the food drive. Overall we had 209 students attended competitions, 60 attended our industry forum, and donated a total of 3,586 food items to the Mahoning Valley Rescue Mission in Youngstown. Tuesday was a special night sponsored by Hynes Industries were graduating engineers were recongnized in the Order of the Engineer Ring Ceramony. At our industry forum on entry level engineering roles, 60+ students attended with 3 engineers participating on our panel from Hynes Industries, MS Consultants, and Ajax Tocco.  At the end of the week, the Mechanical Engineering division defeated all other displines by over 100 points earning them the Engineers Cup for the second year in a row. We would like to thank all of our sponsors for helping make Engineers Week possible with a special thank you to  Hynes Industries, MS Consultants, Kennametal, Ajax Tocco, and Nucor Vulcraft.

Youngstown City School District Outreach Field Trips

To increase student excitment in STEM education opportunities the YSU Rayen School of Engineering Partnered with the Youngstown City School District STEAM program. Across three days more than 200 Youngstown City School District students in grades five through eight came to the university  to view a variety of presentations put on by YSU engineering students. Presentations include the Penguin Baja Racing vehicle, concrete canoes that float, rockets that stand 6 feet tall and fly to 10,000 feet, 3D printed airplanes, combat Battle Bots and more. Students also participated in engineering activities including paper airplanes, film canister rockets, and marshmallow structures.

The video and pictures below highlight a few of the activities students particpated in. Film credits are attributed to the following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq6EK2Zd4B4 and to Dan McCormick.

Also check out a few articles about our outreach event from The Business Journal and Youngstown City School District Websites. 

Youngstown Students Participate in Engineers Week Activities at YSU
Scholars Participate In National Engineers Week At Youngstown State