YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A $2.2 million Air Force research contract will help Youngstown State University establish programs that will train engineers for cutting edge technologies.
Through the Microelectronics Workforce Development Program, six Ohio colleges will establish degree paths for digital system development and computer engineering.
Graduates of the programs will work with companies like Battelle, Northrup Grumman and General Motors, as well as with federal partners like NASA Glenn Research Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory.
Also receiving funding are the University of Akron, Wright State University, University of Toledo, Ohio University and Lorain County Community College.
The contracts are funded by the fiscal 2020 Defense Appropriations Bill.
The goals of the Microelectronics Workforce Development Program include establishing a statewide undergraduate degree pathway, building regional and statewide partnership to develop enrollment and deployment, outreach and recruitment programs and partnering with industry and researchers to ensure the program meets workforce needs.