AKRON — Goodyear is kicking off National Engineers Week with its annual STEM Career Day event intended to encourage high school students' pursuits of science and engineering careers while raising awareness for the ways engineering impacts our lives on a daily basis.
The first STEM Career Day, to be held at the University of Akron on Feb. 17, is expected to include 600 high school students from the greater Akron area, and it will connect them with science and technology professionals. Students also will have the opportunity to showcase their problem-solving skills and tour the university.
"While we are focused on creating and applying innovative tire technology, we are also focused on mentoring future generations to create these technologies," Goodyear Chief Technology Officer Chris Helsel said in a statement. "It's extremely important to reinforce the need for STEM careers, and we are happy to be a driving force to do so."
Goodyear is planning a second STEM Career Day for April 21 at Firestone Community Learning Center, a high school within the Akron Public School District.
The event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will be open to Akron-area middle school students as well as their teachers.
Additional information about Goodyear's efforts to promote science, technology, engineering and math careers is available at goodyear.com/careerday.