Kent State Tuscarawas Presents 31st Annual Engineering Expo
In celebration of National Engineers Week, Kent State University at Tuscarawas is holding the 31st annual Engineering Technology Opportunity Expo on Feb. 21, from 4:30-8:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The expo is open and free to the public.
The Kent State Tuscarawas Cyber Center is co-sponsoring the expo with the high school cyber clubs at Carrollton, Claymont, Conotton Valley, Coshocton County Career Center, Dover, Garaway, 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. Among the companies that will have expo displays are Allied Machine and Engineering, General Electric Dover Products Plant, Howden North America, Inc., Lauren International, The M.K. Morse Company and deflect-o, LLC.
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, Conotton Valley, Coshocton County Career Center, Dover, Garaway, 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 Chicago, Ill. in the near future.
For more information, contact Kamal Bichara, Ph.D., director of engineering technologies, at 330-339-3391 ext. 47457.