STEM students share internship experiences

Seventy-nine Youngstown State University students serving summer internships from New York to Hawaii will talk about their experiences at the Summer 2013 STEM Experiential Learning Co-Op Internship Presentations.

The students, who are working at internships with companies ranging from General Electric and Delphi to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers and M7 Technologies, will make the presentations 2 to 5:30 p.m. on July 30 and 31, Aug. 1, 6, 7 and 8, in Schwebel Auditorium in Moser Hall on the YSU campus.

The presentations are open to the public. For more information, call the YSU STEM Professional Practice Office at 330-941-2151 or email

All of the students are enrolled in YSU’s College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Some of the students are interns under the university’s new Program for Internships and Co-Ops in Advanced Manufacturing and Related Industries, or PICAM, through a $573,300 grant from the Ohio Board of Regents. The grant focuses on helping to increase the number and enhance the quality of technology and business professionals in Northeast Ohio. Other students are serving internships through a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to the YSU Center for Transportation and Materials Engineering.

In addition, four high school students are serving internships this summer through the YSU STEM Outreach Initiative Program, funded by the AT&T Foundation. The program provides internships for qualifying high school students making plans to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Also, three recent high school graduates are on campus in the new YSU College in High School summer research internship program.