Ohio Students Win Scholarships, Grants at Career STEM Day

Fifteen high school students have a little more money for college and 50 more won grants for their schools following Goodyear's Annual STEM Career Day.

The company challenged students in grades 6-12 to design a Rube Goldberg machine that would fill a Goodyear blimp with supplies during a zombie apocalypse without falling victim to the undead. The winning team was eligible for us to $4,000.

"The company welcomed more than 1,556 students, accompanied by parents and teachers to the University of Akron for the day-long event on April 18," according to a news release. "In addition to exploring the campus, students interacted with representatives from more than 50 local organizations, who hosted hands-on STEM-based activities throughout the day."

Winning schools for the Rube Goldberg Challenge include:

Students winning scholarships included:

"It is important that we encourage our young people to pursue careers in science and technology. That's the reason why 300 Goodyear volunteers – most of them associates at our Innovation Center in Akron – work so hard to plan this event," said Chief Technical OfficerJoe Zekoski. "Looking at the creativity demonstrated by so many of the students, I am confident they have bright careers ahead of them."

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