Goodyear STEM career day announced in the US

March 8, 2020

STEM career day events for both High School and Middle School students have been announced by Goodyear

Goodyear STEM career day announced in the US

To promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Education and to encourage more students to pursue a STEM career, Goodyear has announced that its High School event will take place on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the University of Akron.  The corresponding Middle School event will take place at Firestone High School on Saturday, May 9, 2020.

These events provide an opportunity for students to interact with professionals working in STEM careers that are associated with Goodyear.  Students are encouraged to ask questions to learn more about the different careers that can be unlocked by studying STEM based subjects at school.  A total of eighteen scholarships are available for High School students, provided they intend to study a STEM subject at an accredited college or university.

Details of the 2020 Rube Goldberg™ Competition have also been announced and the goal for students is to design a simple machine that can elevate a flag.  Rube Goldberg was an American cartoonist who often incorporated machines into his cartoons which depicted everyday life.

“ Goodyear has a deep history of encouraging students to get involved in the STEM field and we are excited to bring these events to the area for another year…Our STEM Career Days are excellent opportunities for students to gain a basic understanding of STEM, and we hope it inspires them to pursue a career in this field. ”  Brandy Moorhead, Director, Global Off-Highway Product Development

Goodyear employs over 63,000 people and operates on a global scale.

The following list of companies will sponsor the event:

  • Baldwin Wallace University
  • Nesowea
  • Carmeuse
  • The University of Akron
  • Microsoft
  • Ergon
  • Clevelend Cavaliers
  • GPD Group
  • GE Imagination at work
  • Soap Box Derby

Further details on these events are available by clicking here: