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March 4, 2020 Akron, Ohio

Bridgestone Americas Technical Center Hosts Seventh Annual Engineer for a Day Event

high school students from NE ohio gather at bridgestone americas technical center

Bridgestone Americas Technical Center, a state-of-the-art hub for the development of innovative and advanced tire technologies, today hosts its seventh annual Engineer for a Day event in Akron, Ohio. The full day of interactive activities was created to attract local students to the field of engineering.

Approximately 100 high school seniors and teachers will visit the facility to participate in programming designed to provide a glimpse into the future of mobility. The day will include demonstrations of a variety of tire activities with senior engineers, chemists and architects, an egg drop device build and competition and shadowing sessions with scientists for students to learn more about their career paths.

“We created Engineer for a Day to encourage greater interest and understanding of technology with a new generation of future innovators,” said Nicole Squire, director of CSR and strategic initiatives. “This event is an important element of Our Way to Serve (OWtS), Bridgestone’s corporate social responsibility commitment, as we strive to have a positive impact on the communities in which we move, live, work and play.”

Engineer for a Day is one of several programs offered by Bridgestone to engage young people in technology and innovation, including a partnership with Akron’s East Community Learning Center (CLC), Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and scheduled facility tours for local students.

We created Engineer for a Day to encourage greater interest and understanding of technology with a new generation of future innovators.
Nicole Squire, director of CSR and strategic initiatives Click to Tweet

About Bridgestone Americas:

Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM) is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company. BSAM and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. The companies are engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The BSAM family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers. Guided by its global corporate social responsibility commitment, Our Way to Serve, the company is dedicated to improving the way people live, work, move and play in all of the communities it calls home.

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