Trip to Goodyear for STEM is a Big Deal!

Trip to Goodyear for STEM is a Big Deal!
Posted on 05/06/2019
APS wishes to thank the APS Career Day Team for coordinating and/or chaperoning the Goodyear STEM Career Day Grades 6-8 Saturday, May 4, at Firestone CLC. Please click here for photos from the event. Below are the details from the event. 

In Attendance
201 students

Participating Schools
Barber CLC
Buchtel CLC
David Hill CLC
East CLC
Helen Arnold CLC
Hyre CLC
Innes CLC
Jennings CLC
Litchfield CLC
Mason CLC
Miller South
NHIF STEM
Schumacher CLC
Sieberling CLC

23 chaperones
12 parents and 1 grandparent
14 Akron Public Schools Safety Team Members provided support at participating school buildings and/or at Firestone CLC.
28 Firestone Project Lead the Way Pathway Student Volunteers (Daniel Spak)
13 Ellet students from the Culinary Pathway prepared meals for 1,100 attendees (Rebecca Hixon).

At the event, students received Goodyear T-shirts and Goodyear drawstring bags. Students began the day at the Infofair where they had mini hands-on sessions with STEM professionals from local businesses. Businesses also provided students with fun STEM bag stuffers. Next, students had a video presentation facilitated by Chris Helsel, Goodyear Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. The presentation previewed the future of autonomous cars, autonomous flying cars, autonomous wheel-less cars and eco-friendly tires. For the remainder of the day, students rotated through five interactive 40-minute group hands-on activities facilitated by STEM professionals from the companies below. Lunch was provided. The meal was prepared and served by students from the Ellet Culinary Pathway.

AIA Akron and Kent State University
Akron Zoo
AMETEK Inc.
Case Western Reserve
Cleveland Cavaliers
DriveMind Group
Firestone CLC Robotic Team
FirstEnergy Corporation
G. Stephens Inc.
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
International Soap Box Derby
Mad Science of Northeast Ohio
Meggitt
Microsoft
North East Section, Ohio Water Environment Association
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation
Parker Hannifin Hydraulic Value Davison
SAP
Tata Consultancy Services
The Timken Company
The University of Akron, Dept. of Diversity and Inclusion/WIE
Timken Steel

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