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Tuscarawas News Detail

30th Annual Engineering Expo

Posted Feb. 2, 2012

In celebration of National Engineers week, Kent State University at Tuscarawas is holding the 30th annual Engineering Technology Opportunity Expo on Feb. 23, from 4:30-8:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The Expo is open free to the public.

The Kent State Tuscarawas Cyber Center is co-sponsoring the Expo with the high school cyber clubs at Carrollton, Claymont, Coshocton County Career Center, Dover, Indian Valley, New Philadelphia, Newcomerstown, Sandy Valley, Strasburg and Tuscarawas Valley High Schools.  The Expo is intended to increase the high school exposure to opportunities in manufacturing related fields and in Interactive Digital Technology.

Participating companies will have representatives from their management, personnel and manufacturing sectors available to address questions regarding availability of jobs, skill requirements and career opportunities in engineering.  They will also have displays featuring information on various products they manufacture.

Kent State Tuscarawas will have resource people available to discuss the academic preparation needed for jobs in various fields of engineering and technology.

During the Expo, Kent State Tuscarawas will present awards to the winners of six competitions held for high school students. Participants from 15 area high schools were trained in digital electronics, computer-aided drafting (CAD), multimedia, robotics, animation design and video game design. Awards to the top five winners, which include cash and scholarships, will be presented at approximately 6:30 p.m., with all participants being recognized.

In addition, Carrollton, Claymont, Coshocton County Career Center, Dover, Indian Valley, New Philadelphia, Newcomerstown, Sandy Valley, Strasburg and Tuscarawas Valley High Schools will participate in the Bridge Contest, co-sponsored by the Kent State Tuscarawas Engineering Technology Department and the Tuscarawas Valley Society of Professional Engineers. The testing and judging of the submitted bridges will take place at the Expo. First and second place winners will be given the opportunity to compete in the International Contest to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada in the near future. 

For more information, contact Dr. Kamal Bichara, director of engineering technologies, at 330-339-3391 ext. 47457.

Media Contact:
Kent State University at Tuscarawas
Feb. 2, 2012
Release Submitted by: Pam Patacca, 330.308.7473, ppatacca@kent.edu
For further inquiry, contact: Dr. Kamal Bichara, 330-308-7457