Fall 2021 STEM Opportunities with Community

Goodyear Compound Tire Challenge
Posted on 09/20/2021
Goodyear is pleased to announce that we will be continuing our Engineering Exploring Post 2046 for the fall of 2021.  They are ready to kick off the 2021 Exploring program and have a great topic for the fall.  This semester, Goodyear Engineering Explorers will learn about the materials used in tire compounds, compound testing, and Goodyear careers in Goodyear Global Materials Science and Operations.  Students will work in small teams with Goodyear mentors to create their own tire compound formulas as they compete in a Tire Compound Challenge!  All materials will be compounded and tested in Goodyear’s material test lab and the best performing compounds will win the challenge. The first four sessions will be held virtually using MS TEAMS.  We have plans for the last two sessions to be in person, pending the status of COVID in the community.   

The first four sessions will be held virtually using MS TEAMS.  We have plans for the last two sessions to be in person, pending the status of COVID in the community. 

Meeting schedule and topics:

Session 1: Sept 23 – 6:00 - 7:00pm (Virtual) – Raw Materials Used in Tires – Polymers, Project Introduction & Group Break-outs

Session 2: Oct 7 – 6:00 - 7:00pm (Virtual) – Raw Materials Used in Tires – Filles/Additives & Group Break-outs

Session 3: Oct 21 – 6:00 - 7:00pm (Virtual) – Testing of Compounds & Group Break-outs

Session 4: Nov 4 – 6:00 - 7:00pm (Virtual) – Reinforcements Used in Tires & Group Break-outs

Session 5: Nov 18 – 5:30 – 7:00pm (in-person) – Dynamic Testing Lab Tour, Compound Lab Testing for Students’ Prototypes

Session 6: Dec 2 – 5:30 – 7:00pm (in-person) – Student’s Final Project Review, Student Awards, One-Team Wrap Up

Explorers is open to high school students grades 9-12 who are between the ages of 14 and 19.  Feel free to invite your friends and family to join Exploring! 

Every student who would like to participate needs to opt-in by signing up on the APS Google Form by 9/23/2021 and providing a non-APS email.  They will receive a registration packet and a link to the TEAMS meetings at the email address provided.

Our team of advisors has been preparing for you and is looking forward to sharing their plans for the upcoming year!  If you have any questions, please contact Fiona Piercy at [email protected]

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP deadline Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00 pm  AND The program will start Thursday, September 23,  2021

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