Grove City College Hosts BEST Robotics Contest

GROVE CITY, Pa.– Middle- and high-school-student robot builders will descend on the campus of Grove City College this weekend for Wolverine BEST, a robot-building contest. The competition is presented by Elliott Group. The ‘bot’ building competition tests students’ ability to use their engineering skills to solve problems as they find the fun in STEM (science, […]

Library Awards Contracts for Kusalaba Branch

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Contracts must be signed first, but the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County expects the new Michael Kusalaba Branch to be completed in about a year. The library’s building and sites committee met at the Boardman Branch Thursday morning to open bids and award contracts for the branch, which will be […]

YSU’s New Website Enhances Data Collection

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown State University’s newly redesigned website is aimed at enhancing the university’s branding and recruitment efforts while providing more data about site visitors. The  new website results from more than a year of planning, design, collaboration and feedback involving dozens of faculty, staff, students, high school students, parents and the community, said […]

Williamson College Offers Annual Tax Update Nov. 17

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A day-long seminar for practicing accountants, enrolled agents and tax preparers who want to stay current on tax regulations and laws will be held Nov. 17 at Youngstown State University. The YSU Annual Tax Update is sponsored by the Williamson College of Business Administration. The seminar begins at 8 a.m. and ends […]

Inspiring Minds Volunteer Donates Tuition Credits

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Denzel Stevens, a junior majoring in telecommunications, will have half of his semester tuition at Youngstown State University covered because someone took the time to volunteer. Stevens was awarded free tuition vouchers for six credit hours toward completing his degree through Ohio’s “Give Back. Go Forward” program. The initiative offers free tuition […]

Engineering Is No. 1 Major at YSU’s STEM College

Audrey Shemunovich has always loved mathematics, so engineering seemed to be a logical career choice two years ago when she entered Youngstown State University. But to Shemunovich, engineering isn’t about building huge structures or designing complex industrial machines. Instead, the YSU junior wants to pursue chemical engineering and apply her talents to biomedicine and one […]

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 […]


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