Educational Partners at Goodyear Make STEM Day Come Alive

Educational Partners at Goodyear Make STEM Day Come Alive
Posted on 02/26/2018
Image of Goodyear STEM Day ActivitiesMore than 100 students, six parents and 18 staff members from eight Akron Public Schools high schools attended Goodyear STEM Day February 17 at The University of Akron. The mission of the event? To inform and encourage young people to pursue educational and professional opportunities that exist in various science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines.

Mission accomplished!

Students toured the campus and visited the Student Union, College of Engineering and the Goodyear Polymer Center. Students had the opportunity to interact with University of Akron students, use 3-D printers, operate robots, drive a virtual car and complete tasks wearing virtual reality glasses. Students attended individual professional mentoring sessions with Goodyear employees, a presentation with Cleveland Cavaliers employees in the STEM field and an interactive Microsoft Hololens presentation.

To prepare students for the event, Goodyear employees facilitated hands-on lessons in ninth-grade science classes at East CLC, Kenmore-Garfield, North and Buchtel CLC high schools. The lessons allowed students to participate in a hands-on activity measuring bounce height of a ball in room temperature, boiling water and dry ice. During the lesson, students viewed a three-dimensional tendered simulation of a machine that makes tires and the components of making a tire. The lesson was an introduction for the need of several types of tires that perform at different temperatures.

Students who are seniors and attended the event are eligible for a Goodyear scholarship.

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