STEM event celebrates National Day of Making June 18

makersThe College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics will host an event 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, in celebration of the National Day of Making.

The open house event in Room 2390 of Moser Hall is part of the Summer Honors Institute on the campus of Youngstown State University. Visitors will to be able to observe SHI students learning engineering design and analysis techniques, rapid prototyping and 3D printing, said Hazel Marie, associate professor and chair of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

Marie said each of the 17 SHI students in the class will choose an item to make. Past projects have involved boats, airplanes, cards, pendants and even a small-scale Sponge Bob. The students then design, model, analyze, test and print out their projects. “They go quickly through the entire engineering design process over the course of a week,” she said.

The YSU event is part of the National Day of Making, which also includes the first White House Maker Faire on June 18. The White House event will feature makers, innovators and entrepreneurs of all ages who are using cutting-edge tolls to bring life to their ideas. For more information on the White House Maker Faire, visit