Fall 2021 STEM Opportunities with Community

Fall 2021 STEM Opportunities with Community
Posted on 09/23/2021
Goodyear is pleased to announce that we will be continuing our Engineering Explorer Post 2046 for the fall of 2021. They are ready to kick off the 2021 Explorer program and have a great topic for the fall. This semester, Goodyear Engineering Explorers will learn about the materials used in tire compounds, compound testing, and Goodyear careers in Goodyear Global Materials Science and Operations. Students will work in small teams with Goodyear mentors to create their own tire compound formulas as they compete in a Tire Compound Challenge! All materials will be compounded and tested in Goodyear's material test lab, and the best performing compounds will win the challenge. The first four sessions will be held virtually using MS TEAMS. We have plans for the last two sessions to be in person, pending the status of COVID in the community.

Meeting schedule and topics:
Session 1: Sept. 23 – 6-7 p.m. (Virtual) – Raw Materials Used in Tires – Polymers, Project Introduction & Group Break-outs
Session 2: Oct. 7 – 6-7 p.m. (Virtual) – Raw Materials Used in Tires – Filles/Additives & Group Break-outs
Session 3: Oct. 21 – 6-7 p.m. (Virtual) – Testing of Compounds & Group Break-outs
Session 4: Nov. 4 – 6-7 p.m. (Virtual) – Reinforcements Used in Tires & Group Break-outs
Session 5: Nov. 18 – 5:30-7 p.m. (in-person) – Dynamic Testing Lab Tour, Compound Lab Testing for Students’ Prototypes
Session 6: Dec. 2 – 5:30-7 p.m. (in-person) – Students' Final Project Review, Student Awards, One-Team Wrap-up

Explorers is open to high school students grades 9-12 who are between the ages of 14 and 19. Feel free to invite your friends and family to join Exploring!

Every student who would like to participate needs to opt-in by signing up on the APS Google Form by 9/23/2021 and providing a non-APS email. They will receive a registration packet and a link to the TEAMS meetings at the email address provided.

Our team of advisers has been preparing for you and is looking forward to sharing their plans for the upcoming year! If you have any questions, please contact Fiona Piercy at STEMschool@goodyear.com.

CLICK HERE to sign up by the deadline of Thursday, September 23, 2021, at noon; AND the program will start Thursday, September 23, 2021, 6 pm Virtually with a NON-APS Email invite!
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