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Engineering Expo to be Held at Kent State TuscarawasPosted Feb. 10, 2011
In celebration of National Engineers week, Kent State University at Tuscarawas is holding the 29th annual Engineering Technology Opportunity Expo on Feb. 24, 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 New Philadelphia, Dover, Indian Valley, Tuscarawas Valley, Claymont, Strasburg, Sandy Valley, Newcomerstown and Carrollton High Schools. The Expo is intended to increase the high school exposure to opportunities in manufacturing related fields and in Interactive Digital Technology.
Participatin 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 21 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, Dover, New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas Valley, Claymont, Indian Valley, Strasburg, Sandy Valley, Newcomerstown and Carrollton High Schools will participate in the Bridge Contest. The 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 be given the opportunity to compete in the International Contest to be held in Chicago, Ill. on April 30.
For more information, contact Dr. Kamal Bichara, director of engineering technologies, at 330-339-3391 ext. 47457.
Kent State University at Tuscarawas
Feb. 10, 2011
Release Submitted by: Pam Patacca, 330.308.7473, firstname.lastname@example.org
For further inquiry, contact: Dr. Kamal Bichara, 330-308-7457