In celebration of National Engineers week, Kent State University at Tuscarawas is holding the 28thannual Engineering Technology Opportunity Expo on Feb. 18, from 4:30-8:30 p.m. in the Founders Hall student union. The Expo is open free to the public.
As part of the Ohio Valley Interactive Technology Alliance/Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (OVITA WIRED) grant initiatives, the Kent State Tuscarawas Cyber Center is co-sponsoring the Expo with the high school cyber clubs at New Philadelphia, Dover, Indian Valley, Tusky Valley, Claymont, Strasburg and Carrollton High Schools. The cyber clubs are part of the WIRED grant implementation plan to increase the high school exposure to opportunities in Interactive Digital Technology (IDT) and in manufacturing related fields.
Among the companies who will have Expo displays are: Aleris Rolled Products, Allied Machine & Engineering, Basic Systems, Inc., Charles Rewinding Division (Hannon Electric Co.), General Electric (Dover Products Plant), Howden Buffalo, Inc., Lauren International, Meteor Sealing Systems, The M.K. Morse Company, The Timken Company and Zimmer Orthopaedic Surgical Products.
Companies participating in the Expo 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. The companies 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 exposition, Kent State Tuscarawas will present awards to the winners of six competitions held for high school students. Participants from 22 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, as well as scholarship awards, will be presented at approximately 6:30 p.m., with all participants being recognized.
In addition, six Tuscarawas County Schools (Dover, New Philadelphia, Tusky Valley, Indian Valley, Strasburg, and Carrollton High School) will be participating in a Bridge Contest. The Bridge Contest is jointly sponsored by the Kent State Tuscarawas Engineering Technology Department and the Tuscarawas Valley Society of Professional Engineers (TVSPE). The testing and judging of the submitted bridges will take place at the Expo. First and second place winners will complete in the International Contest to be held in Philadelphia, Pa., on May 1.
Kent State University at Tuscarawas
Feb. 10, 2010
Release Submitted by: Pam Patacca, 330.308.7473
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