Area high school students pose with the wind turbines projects they created for the Kent State Tuscarawas high school engineering competition. Participants will be recognized during a ceremony at the university's Engineering Expo on Feb. 21st. (Submitted)

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Kent State University at Tuscarawas is celebrating National Engineers week with their 37th annual Engineering Technology Opportunity Expo.

The expo is free and open to the public and will be held this Thursday from 5:30 to 8 pm in the Student Union of Founders Hall. 

Participating companies will have representatives from engineering, management, personnel, and human resources available to address questions regarding the availability of jobs, skill requirements, expected salaries and career opportunities in engineering.  They will also have displays featuring information on various products they manufacture.

Kent State Tuscarawas will have representatives available to discuss the academic preparation needed for jobs in various fields of engineering technology.

The university will also present awards to the winners of the competitions held for high school students beginning at 7 pm. This year, participants were trained in alternative energy and fluid power. All participants will be recognized and cash prizes and scholarships will be awarded to the competition winners.

Area high schools will also be participating in the bridge contest, co-sponsored by the Kent State Tuscarawas Engineering Technology Department and the Tuscarawas Valley Society of Professional Engineers. Testing and judging will take place at the expo, and the first and second place winners will have the opportunity to compete in the international contest on April 6th in Baltimore, Maryland.  

For more information, contact Paul Dykshoorn, director of engineering technology, at 330-339-3391 ext. 47475.


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