Annual National Manufacturing Day

Ninth Annual National Manufacturing Day

November 2 through November 6, 2020

The Manufacturing Innovation Learning Lab (MILL), RPI School of Engineering Educational Outreach Department, and Multimedia Services are co-presenting the Ninth Annual National Manufacturing Day for 2020.

The Ninth Annual National Manufacturing Day (NMD) will be a virtual event to take place from Monday, November 2 through Friday, November 6, 2020.

Rensselaer will be offering a unique opportunity for high school students and educators to take a virtual field trip to a local manufacturer's facility.  The tour will be a close-up view of the many different facets of a successful manufacturing company, including the engineering, ingenuity, designing, problem-solving, and importance of a highly-skilled team of employees.  Participants will be invited to review the virtual tour during set days and times, and to consider answering assigned questions related to the manufacturing firm.  Participants are also invited to ask questions online prior to a culminating panel discussion with industry leaders, and engineering undergraduate students. Upon your school registration, we will send more information about the event.

This program would not be possible without the additional support of our industrial and educational partners: Simmons Machine Tool, Ross Valve, Ross Precision Machining, Industrial Tool & Die, and Manufacturing Innovative Learning Lab (MILL), and Rensselaer's undergraduate engineering students.  We would also like to thank the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) and Chief Executive Network Manufacturing (CEN) for their continued support.

If your high school is interested in attending, please email School of Engineering Educational Outreach. Share your name, school district, and contact information. We will include you on the mailing list and will provide more information as it becomes available.

  • Students surround the RPI racecar
  • High School students on a tour of the HAAS Machine
  • Students surround a professor introducing a lab

We are very grateful to our sponsors:

NMD sponsor logos for 2020


Past NMD Programs