Summer of Solar Program Shines Light on STEM

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — More than 30 local students from the YMCA Central and Word In Action Workforce Development Program participated in an interactive STEM program focused on microelectronics.

Students followed step-by-step instructions to attach mini solar panels onto little houses and wired an LED bulb to the panel to provide light inside of the house.

“We need more qualified candidates to enter into electrical engineering so that they can study microelectronics,” says Shawntae Burton, coordinator at Assured Digital Microelectronics Education and Training Ecosystem. “Our goal is to have more students who are from this country get involved in learning about that at a young age so when they get to Youngstown State University, they can continue on studying it through electrical engineering or the electrical engineering technology programs at YSU.”

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