YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – This summer has been very good to Youngstown State University so far in terms of finances, and that continued on Monday.
This time, YSU and the University of Dayton Research Institute are awardees of a multi-million dollar Directed Project Opportunity.
The research focuses on Maturation of Advanced Manufacturing for Low-cost Sustainment. Students will be researching and creating parts for the U.S. Air Force through additive manufacturing, or 3D printing.
The University of Dayton Research Institute is the principal investigator on the project and YSU is the co-leader of the technical efforts.
U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan spoke at the conference. He said while this is going to help the Air Force be more readily equipped, it’s also going to help the Youngstown area’s workforce in the long run.
“Our young kids are having more opportunity than they’ve ever had. Our businesses are having more opportunity in this area than they ever had, and Youngstown State’s being distinguished around the country as a real leader in this, so it’s a win-win-win and it’s going to allow young people to come back to our area and work.”
The project team will be working directly with Air Force officials from its three air logistics complexes in Georgia, Utah and Oklahoma.