Events, resources, and last call to register for 2020 design challenge

Will your school join the #STEMdrivesOhio Design Challenge? These resources will connect you to industry partners and bolster your programming on your way to the design challenge’s culminating event: The Student Solutions Showcase at Battelle.

At the recent P3 Applied training, the PAST Foundation partnered with diverse organizations to highlight how smart mobility is integral to the modern workforce. Each of these partner organizations offers unique programs and models to guide students of today into the future. Panelists from Akron Children’s Hospital, Goodyear, University of Akron, MAPS Air Museum and Portage Lakes Career Center highlighted programs their organizations are doing to increase wellbeing through smart mobility.

Read about each of these programs, then be sure to sign up your school to participate by the end of today, January 15, 2020.

Safe Mobility Project at Akron Children’s Hospital

Akron Children’s Hospital has partnered with the Goodyear to bring awareness to unsafe transportation behaviors and calls on everyone to pledge to increase their transportation safety through The Safe Mobility Project. They also work with Safe Kids Worldwide to prevent childhood injury nationwide. Regional organizations including Safe Kids Summit County and Safe Kids Mahoning Valley incorporate community partners from regional health and social service agencies, businesses, fire and police departments, as well as many other county-wide agencies and organizations to host an event and bring awareness to serious issues facing children. Contact Nicole Higgins, Injury Prevention Specialist at Akron’s Children’s Hospital, for more information.

Goodyear Tire Technology

Goodyear has established new tire technologies that revolve around SMART, spherical tires. Spark ideas in your classroom with these videos about how this could change the way we drive forever and the new technology that could make it possible.

MAPS Air Museum

The MAPS Air Museum offers lesson plans for teachers to incorporate aeronautical education into their classroom curriculum. Lessons can be used in the classroom or to prepare for a museum visit. Explore lessons on American/World History, Document Analysis, and Rosie the Riveter at their website. Learn more by contacting Col. Reed Kimball, Director of Education for MAPS Air Museum, and Jerry Patton A.G.I., Aviation/Technology Instructor at Portage Lakes Career Center.

The Ohio Department of Transportation with DriveOhio: Safe Routes to School Program

This program funds schools that improve student safety when walking or biking to school. This grant of up to $400,000 can support infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects for students that live within two miles of the school building. Download the application to learn more and apply by March 6th, 2020.


Upcoming Events:

The Future of Smart Mobility in Southeast Ohio: January 31st, 2020, 9am to 2:30pm

Join DriveOhio, Buckeye Hills Regional Council, and Building Bridges to Careers for a professional development day on DriveOhio and smart mobility. The event will introduce regional smart mobility projects and offer professional development for K-12 educators in southeast Ohio who look to bring this information into their classrooms. Register to attend the event here.

COSI IVC Webinar Series: February 14th, 2020, 4pm to 5pm

Introduction to SMART Mobility with Rich Granger from DriveOhio

Interested in learning more about how SMART Mobility will change the way people, and goods move, and how technology plays a role. Join this interactive webinar to learn about SMART Mobility, what it is, how it is impacting our communities today and new innovations. Learn how to present this information to your students and find out about resources to help bring the #STEMdrivesOhio design challenge to your classroom. Register to participate here.

Ohio Urban Air Mobility Symposium: February 27th, 2020, 9am to 5pm

Career Tech Center administrators, are you interested in discovering the future of the mobility workforce? Urban Air Mobility refers to the transport of passengers and goods through the air. Join the day long symposium to discover the evolution of Urban Air Mobility and what benefit this technology offer the future workforce. Sessions include:

  • Defining Urban Air Mobility and its specific use cases
  • Vehicle design, enabling technologies, and certification
  • Operational challenges: airspace integration, cyber-security, and traffic management
  • Infrastructure: planning, zoning, and financing (with Public-Private Partnerships)
  • Leveraging Ohio’s research, testing, manufacturing, and early use cases for Urban Air Mobility

Read more about the events creator here. Register for the event here.

These resources can provide additional assistance to any schools participating in the #STEMdrivesOhio Design Challenge. Any schools still looking to participate in this year’s challenge should register today!


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