YSU celebrates Warren 'Bud' Williamson at new Williamson Innovation Park
Youngstown State University celebrated Warren "Bud" Williamson and his family at the new Williamson Innovation Park Saturday afternoon.
The Innovation Park is a new educational space for technology and exploration made possible by a land and monetary donation by Williamson to the YSU Foundation.
The facility will be used by YSU student competition teams such as Design-Build-Fly, Penguin Baja, Penguin Combat Robotics, Lunar Rover and Concrete Canoe, as well as university STEM programs and K-12 academic programs.
The property sits on a 165-acre parcel of the 243 acres donated in Canfield with a pond and runway for remote controlled planes. An over $3 million endowment was also established as part of the gift for educational purposes and to help maintain the property.