YSU and Alta Head Start Launch Preschool Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Enthusiastic preschoolers sat at tables making pumpkins of Play-Doh, while others were engaged with their teachers in another section of a new Model Classroom made possible because of a partnership between Alta Head Start and Youngstown State University. “We set out right from the beginning to make a very high-quality, top-rated, innovative […]

YSU Asks High School Students to ‘Believe in Ohio’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown State University will host the Believe in Ohio Commercialization and Entrepreneurship STEM Forum Nov. 1, in Kilcawley Center . The event, open to high school and middle school students, is sponsored by YSU’s College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and Williamson College of Business Administration. It begins at 9:30 a.m. […]

YSU Prof Wins Grant from National Science Foundation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A computer science professor at Youngstown State University is the first faculty member in the school’s history to win the National Science Foundation’s competitive CAREER Award for Early Career Development. Bonita Sharif, an associate professor  who joined YSU’s STEM College in 2011, will receive a five-year, $416,000 federal research grant. The award […]

Dr. Ray’s Presents ‘Sideshow of Science’ Tomorrow

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Geologist Dr. Ray Beiersdorfer promises an evening of entertainment and knowledge in a one-man performance in which “science facts and carnival flair meet head-on.” “Dr. Ray’s Amazing Sideshow of Science: A Trip Through Earth’s Spheres” takes place at  7 p.m. tomorrow at Youngstown State University’s Cushwa Hall, Room B100. The show has […]

STEM Academy Stimulates Manufacturing Creativity

CANFIELD, Ohio – Students whose interests range from aeronautics to architecture are getting hands-on learning experiences through a multi-district effort to improve skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. “It gives you the chance to create things,” says Lyric Davis, a student at the Valley STEM+ME2 Academy. “I want to be an architect.” […]

Oracle Exec Tells E-Academy ‘Create New Dreams’

SHARON, Pa. – Just over a year ago, Mark Rossi took the plunge into full-time entrepreneurship. A graduate of eCenter@LindenPointe’s Entrepreneurship Academy, he dropped out of college, quit his job and began operating Earthbound Crystals full-time. From the beginning, he said, people told him it was a crazy idea, that it wouldn’t work. “On a […]

NEOMED, UA to Offer Dual Pharmacy, MBA Degrees

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Medical University and the University of Akron have announced a partnership allowing students in the medical university’s College of Pharmacy to enroll in Akron’s MBA program. The agreement allows students in the pharmaceutical doctorate program at NEOMED to take business courses at Akron, earning a master’s in business administration as […]

Salem Medical Center CEO Named to YSU Board

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Anita A. Hackstedde, president and CEO of Salem Regional Medical Center, is the newest member of the YSU Board of Trustees, the university announcement this morning. Hackstedde earned a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from YSU in 1990 and a medical degree from Ohio State University College of […]

MCCTC Students to Tour GM Lordstown

CANFIELD, Ohio – Three dozen students in the engineering, precision machining and welding programs at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center will tour the General Motors Lordstown Complex Friday as part of the nationwide Manufacturing Day celebration. As part of the tour, students will be able to see what goes into building the Chevrolet […]

‘Don’t Quit!’ Fitness Center Opens at Liberty School

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Mya Brown keeps busy. The 7th grader at W. S. Guy Middle School, who participates in cheerleading, mixed martial arts and soccer, moved from station to station Monday in the new Don’t Quit! fitness center at the Liberty Local Schools campus. “It’s awesome. I wish we would have it sooner, though,” […]


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