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YSU Gets $636K Grant to Equip Innovation Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Higher Education has awarded Youngstown State University a $636,751 grant from the Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills program. The grant will be used to purchase equipment for industrial maintenance training programs at the Mahoning Valley Innovation and Commercialization Center under development at Fifth Avenue and West Commerce […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Higher Education has awarded Youngstown State University a $636,751 grant from the Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills program. The grant will be used to purchase equipment for industrial maintenance training programs at the Mahoning Valley Innovation and Commercialization Center under development at...

Building Interest In Manufacturing at an Early Age

Building Interest In Manufacturing at an Early Age

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – On a recent plant tour in Germany, Ken Timmings was struck by a simple demonstration a German technician gave a group of students who happened to be visiting the factory the day he visited. While the demonstration seemed routine, Timmings was most impressed with the audience: a handful of wide-eyed children ages […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – On a recent plant tour in Germany, Ken Timmings was struck by a simple demonstration a German technician gave a group of students who happened to be visiting the factory the day he visited. While the demonstration seemed routine, Timmings was most impressed with the audience: a...

YSU Research Earns Platinum Membership in America Makes

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown State University is now a platinum member of America Makes, the additive manufacturing hub based downtown. “This is the highest membership level, and few companies and universities have achieved it,” said Mike Hripko, YSU associate vice president for research. “It is an indicator of the strength of the relationship and research […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown State University is now a platinum member of America Makes, the additive manufacturing hub based downtown. “This is the highest membership level, and few companies and universities have achieved it,” said Mike Hripko, YSU associate vice president for research. “It is an indicator of the strength...

Benyo, Roller Resign from Academic Distress Commission

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Brilex Industries President Brian Benyo has stepped down from his position as chairman of the Youngstown City Schools Academic Distress Commission. And Jennifer Roller, the commission’s vice chairman, has also resigned from the commission. Both resignations were announced today — Benyo’s by the school district and Roller’s in a letter emailed to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Brilex Industries President Brian Benyo has stepped down from his position as chairman of the Youngstown City Schools Academic Distress Commission. And Jennifer Roller, the commission's vice chairman, has also resigned from the commission. Both resignations were announced today -- Benyo's by the school district and Roller's...

Perspective: ‘Nevertheless She Persisted’

By Cryshanna Jackson Leftwich YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Serving students and the profession in teaching, scholarship and service are what motivate the drive to succeed. But there are two other areas that I would like to focus on in this column: Youngstown State University’s urban internship and the women and gender studies programs. As director of […]

By Cryshanna Jackson Leftwich YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Serving students and the profession in teaching, scholarship and service are what motivate the drive to succeed. But there are two other areas that I would like to focus on in this column: Youngstown State University’s urban internship and the women and gender...

Hine Fund Gives $500K to Rich Center

Hine Fund Gives $500K to Rich Center for Autism

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Paula & Anthony Rich Center for Autism has secured one of the largest donations in its history as it embarks on one of its most ambitious expansions. The Hine Memorial Fund of the Youngstown Foundation on Wednesday presented the Rich Center with an oversized check for $500,000 toward its “Building for […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Paula & Anthony Rich Center for Autism has secured one of the largest donations in its history as it embarks on one of its most ambitious expansions. The Hine Memorial Fund of the Youngstown Foundation on Wednesday presented the Rich Center with an oversized check for...

Record Number of YSU Students Participate in Spring Break Studies

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A record number of Youngstown State University students are registered to travel abroad during spring break for study and service trips. According to the university, 75 students – along with 13 faculty members – are participating in projects between Feb. 28 and March 13. “International travel and study is a priceless learning […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A record number of Youngstown State University students are registered to travel abroad during spring break for study and service trips. According to the university, 75 students – along with 13 faculty members – are participating in projects between Feb. 28 and March 13. “International travel and...

State Budget Proposes $4M for YSU Innovation Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University hopes to secure $4 million included in the Ohio General Assembly’s proposed 2019-2020 biennial budget to help fund the Mahoning Valley Innovation and Commercialization Center downtown. If approved, it would be the second consecutive budget bill that included a special allocation for the project. The Innovation Center was previously […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University hopes to secure $4 million included in the Ohio General Assembly’s proposed 2019-2020 biennial budget to help fund the Mahoning Valley Innovation and Commercialization Center downtown. If approved, it would be the second consecutive budget bill that included a special allocation for the project....

Business Students Seek Export Internship Opportunities

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Nine business students, seven from Youngstown State University and two from the University of Akron, have been selected to participate in the Ohio Export Internship Program this year. The YSU students are Mitchell Barcey of Canfield; Ahmed Elkhafif from Cairo, Egypt; Faith Gaffney of McDonald, Pa.; Joshua Gianoutsos from Howland; James Greenawalt […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Nine business students, seven from Youngstown State University and two from the University of Akron, have been selected to participate in the Ohio Export Internship Program this year. The YSU students are Mitchell Barcey of Canfield; Ahmed Elkhafif from Cairo, Egypt; Faith Gaffney of McDonald, Pa.; Joshua...

Colleges Revise Curricula to Meet Business Needs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Colleges and universities in the region are listening to businesses as they refine their curricula. The goal: to ensure their graduates have the skills to find gainful employment. The programs span several disciplines, from science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, to business and health care – even the performing arts. And […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Colleges and universities in the region are listening to businesses as they refine their curricula. The goal: to ensure their graduates have the skills to find gainful employment. The programs span several disciplines, from science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, to business and health care –...