$200,000 Grant Awarded to YSU Engineering, Liberty Township

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A collaboration between the engineering department at Youngstown State University and Liberty Township resulted in a six-figure grant for Little Squaw Creek Stream Renovation: Phase 2.

Robert J. Korenic, associate professor and program coordinator of the Civil and Construction Engineering Technology program, announced a $200,000 grant has been awarded to the YSU CCET program in conjunction with Liberty Township and The Davey Resource Group, according to a press release.

The Ohio Public Works Commission, who allocates and manages the Clean Ohio Fund – Green Space Conservation Program, awarded the money.

The grant monies will allow 15 to 18 students to analyze, design and construct an improved creek bed channel and riparian zone improvements at Little Squaw Creek in Liberty Park. They will also select both native and adaptive plants to be added to the riparian zone.

During spring semester 2022, engineering students in Korenic’s Hydraulics & Land Development course will be involved in various aspects of the field work and design using Little Squaw Creek as their class project.

“This hands-on project is beneficial to their engineering studies as it is problem/project based and allows them to work with community partners,” Korenic said in the release.

Source: YSU

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.