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AKRON, Ohio, May 16, 2016 – Twenty high school students were awarded college scholarships and another 45 shared in grants for their schools at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s 19th Annual STEM Career Day. The scholarships and grants totaled $32,000.
Nearly 1,800 students attended the day-long weekend events, seeking to extend their understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Goodyear challenged students in grades 6 through 12 – to create the most deliberately over-engineered contraption (in the spirit of Rube Goldberg). High school machines were required to check the air pressure of a tire while middle school machines monitored tread depth. Ten teams, totaling 83 students from across northeast Ohio, accepted the call, with the winning teams sharing $11,000 in grants.
The high school event offered students a glimpse into the college experience with a tour of The University of Akron’s campus and STEM facilities, as well as mentoring sessions with professionals from a variety of industries and disciplines on next steps for pursuing a career in STEM. Students at both the middle and high school events interacted with representatives from more than 40 Northeast Ohio organizations, who hosted hands-on STEM-based activities throughout the day.
The following high schools won grants via the Rube Goldberg Machine Challenge:
The following middle schools won grants via the Rube Goldberg Machine Challenge:
The following three students were awarded $2,500 scholarships:
The following 11 students were awarded $1,000 scholarships:
The following four students were awarded $500 scholarships:
To learn more about Goodyear’s STEM Career Day, visit www.goodyear.com/careerday.
Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 66,000 people and manufactures its products in 48 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate.