Believe in Ohio Commercialization and Entrepreneurship STEM Forum Nov. 1 on campus

believe-in-ohioYoungstown State University’s College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and Williamson College of Business Administration host the Believe in Ohio Commercialization and Entrepreneurship STEM Forum 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus.

YSU is one of twelve Ohio colleges and universities hosting this program this fall. The event is open to Ohio high school and middle school students.

“Attending students will participate in an extraordinary program that will open their eyes to the future, inspire them to ‘think outside the box’, and provide an opportunity to interact with entrepreneurial STEM researchers and practitioners who will discuss how their ideas and visions can shape the future,” said Mike Woytek, Believe in Ohio co- director. “Students working in teams will then ‘pitch’ their innovative new product and problem solving solutions to their peers.”

Believe in Ohio is a program of the Ohio Academy of Science and Entrepreneurial Engagement Ohio. The program teaches students about linkage between STEM and entrepreneurship, which traditionally have been viewed as separate disciplines.

Speakers for the YSU forum include: Wim Stellant, dean, YSU College of STEM; Eric McDonald, YSU Friedman Chair in Engineering; Bonita Sharif, YSU assistant professor of Computer Science; and Michael Garvey, M-7 Technologies USA.

To register for the YSU event, visit or contact Emilie Eberth at or 330-941-2884.

For more information about Believe in Ohio, visit or call 614-914-5095.