Photo of scholars with rockets

On  February 21, 22, and 24, scholars throughout the district will participate in hands-on activities at Youngstown State University (YSU) for National Engineers Week.

Founded in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers, Engineers Week is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.

Scholars have experienced presentations  from YSU’s engineering student competition teams that have ranked within the top 10 in the world. YCSD students will see and hear about the fabrication of 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.

Superintendent Justin M. Jennings stopped by Wednesday’s festivities to talk about the importance of STEAM education and shared a fun fact how he first began college as an engineering major. We’re a bit biased, but we are happy that he chose the path of K-12 education! 

Youngstown City Schools gives a big thank you to John Puskar, a Chaney High School graduate, and now engineer, Dr. Hazel Marie, YSU distinguished professor and program coordinator Mechanical Engineering, and Bridget Lambright-Tommelleo, K-12 STEAM curriculum supervisor, for organizing these events. Another big thanks to YSU engineering students, and of course, our YCSD STEAM teachers for their work in helping shape the minds of scholars of today and tomorrow.