May 6th, 2017
8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Firestone High School
Co-Sponsored by The University of Akron
April 29, 2017
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The University of Akron
STEM Career Day has been split into two separate events so we may better address the needs of students who are at different points in their pursuit of a career in STEM. One event will be held for high school students, with a subsequent event for middle school students. Both events will focus on exposing students to careers in STEM , applying engineering acumen, working as a team, and learning more about the opportunities available to them.
The middle school event will including speaking with professionals in STEM fields from over 50 local businesses and universities, hands-on activities, an information fair, and more.
The high school event will focus on career opportunities in STEM with presentations from professionals in the field, a live grant competition, interactive activities to showcase their problem solving skills, a tour of The University of Akron, and professional mentoring. Several scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors.
Goodyear welcomes all students enrolled in grades six through 12 to participate in these free events.
The middle school event will be for students grade six through eight.
The high school event will be for grades nine through 12.
Teachers, parents and guardians are welcome to accompany their students as well.
PLEASE NOTE: Parents must sign a Consent and Release Form electronically during the registration process. If not completed, students must bring a signed paper form on their respective event day in order to be allowed to participate. Goodyear will not allow students to participate in the event without a signed copy of this form. You can download and view the form by clicking below:
Student registration will open late January, and will remain open until late March or early April.
Individual registrants will be assigned to a group. He or she will walk through the day with this group and will participate in all hands-on, engineering challenges, interactive activity sessions and lunch with this group. Groups will be limited in size to 30 students. Parents and guardians are welcome to accompany their student and his or her group as they rotate through the various parts of the day.
Groups that register will walk through the day together and will participate in all hands-on challenges, interactive activity sessions and lunch. Goodyear will make every effort to keep those that register as a group together. Due to group size, some groups may be split to accommodate the 30 person group size limit.
All students will register as individuals. A portion of the day will be free roaming throughout the event and a portion will be an assigned schedule.
All individuals and groups who submit applications for monetary awards must be present at the event to receive the award if chosen.