STEM/Akron Waterways Experience Leads to Jobs


The All-Akron Student Engineering Program is a 10-month STEM program provided by Akron Waterways Renewed! (AWR!), designed to provide a work-shadow opportunity to APS juniors and seniors who have an interest in STEM fields. This is accomplished by providing hands-on experiences to students attending The University of Akron and majoring in Engineering or Construction Management with firms that are working on the AWR! Program. The overall goal of the program is to hire graduates from the AWR! Student Engineering Program to work for Akron firms that support this program. This would include paid summer internships and co-ops in the Akron area.

Coach Zach Griffith, STEM High School Environmental Engineering pathway coach, has been instrumental in promoting this program to current juniors and seniors at STEM. Each year, he recruits several students to participate in the program with great success. For the 2021 school year, STEM had a total of 21 out of the 33 students selected for internships this year with two STEM students being ranked in the top five selected by participating firms. The following have been placed with Akron firms who work with the Akron Waterways Renewed! Project:

Autumn Wright (11th Grade)

Burgess & Niple
Santylea Wilson (11th Grade)
Jaxon Wagner (12th Grade)

City of Akron – Engineering Bureau
Brendan King (11th Grade)
Wesley Carr (11th Grade)

CTI Engineering
Asher Parr (12th Grade)

CTL Engineering
Noah Klein (11th Grade)

Davey Resources Group
Christopher Anderson (11th Grade)

Environmental Design Group
Caleb Sims (12th Grade)
John Benson (12th Grade)

FirstEnergy Corporation
Jamil Wright (12th Grade)

G Stephens Inc.
Cailan James-Smith (11th Grade)

Angel Guinn (12th Grade)
Marcus Gillespie (12th Grade)

GPD Group
Riley Kuhl (12th Grade)

H.R. Gray
Nikolai Radonjich (11th Grade)
Milena Galloway (11th Grade)
Arlen Olds (11th Grade)

OHM Advisors
Brianna Bunkley (11th Grade)

Osborn Engineering
Maliq Dancy (12th Grade)

Niesha Robinson (11th Grade)

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