Float your boat! Penguin Regatta May 13 in Beeghly Pool

regatta1Sixteen teams of high school students from eight local schools will build and race their cardboard canoes in the 12th Annual Penguin Regatta, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Beeghly Center on the campus of Youngstown State University.

The Penguin Regatta, hosted by the YSU Office of Associate Degree and Tech Prep Programs, provides a unique and challenging opportunity for students to design, build and race their cardboard creations in a competition. Students apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics concepts and see the results of their engineering decisions in real-time.

Schools competing include Chaney STEM, Choffin Career & Technical Center, Lowellville, Mahoning County Career & Technical Center, Mahoning County High School, Springfield Local High School, Struthers High School and West Branch High School.

For more information, call 330-941-2333.

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