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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Visitors to the Youngstown State University campus were given the opportunity to observe students from the Summer Honors Institute show off their talents.

The College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics hosted an open house in Moser Hall on Wednesday.

Students taking part were learning engineering design and analysis techniques, rapid prototyping and 3D printing.

Hazel Marie, associate professor and chair of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. said each of the 17 SHI students in the class chose an item to make.

The students design, model, analyze, test and print out their projects. "They go quickly through the entire engineering design process over the course of a week," she said.

The YSU Summer Honors Institute is a one-week summer program for incoming high school juniors and seniors held by the YSU Honors Program on the campus of Youngstown State University.

The YSU event is part of the National Day of Making, which also includes the first White House Maker Faire.

The White House event features makers, innovators and entrepreneurs of all ages who are using cutting-edge tolls to bring life to their ideas.

For more information on the White House Maker Faire, follow this link.

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