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YSU to receive $187K grant

April 27, 2017
The Town Crier

YOUNGSTOWN - Youngstown State University is receiving a $187,000 grant to for a lab to teach students about advanced manufacturing techniques.

The project grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission will be used for YSU's Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Equipment Project, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Howland, announced April 19.

A news released from Ryan's office explained the project "will equip a lab at Youngstown State University with state-of-the-art equipment to demonstrate and teach advanced techniques for using flexible automation (particularly co-robotics) to assist both traditional board-level electronics manufacturers as well as the integration of electronics into both conventional and hybrid 3D printed structures."

Approximately 50 students will use the lab each semester.

The commission is an economic development agency of the federal government and 13 state governments focusing on 420 counties across the Appalachian region. Its mission is to innovate, partner and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia and help the region achieve socio-economic parity with the nation.

"Once more, Youngstown and the Greater Mahoning Valley is benefiting from the important development work that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) facilitates," Ryan stated. "The support of the ARC will help to allow dozens of students each semester become fluent in advanced technologies that will be the engine of future economic growth."

Not only is the investment good for the local community, Ryan stated, but it is good also for the national economy.

"I cannot understate the importance of these types of investments, as well as the commissions that make them possible. That is why I will do everything in my power in Congress to fight President (Donald) Trump's proposed budget, which would eliminate the ARC entirely. The money invested through the ARC is not money wasted, it supports vital projects in communities that need it most," Ryan stated.

 
 

 

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