K12 Outreach Events

Annual National Manufacturing Day

National Manufacturing Day

Rensselaer has been a leader in manufacturing engineering education for many years. We have state of the art laboratories and continue to enhance our course curriculum to meet the nation’s future manufacturing needs. Since 2011, Rensselaer has celebrated National Manufacturing Day (NMD) to share our visions, expertise and the many career opportunities in manufacturing engineering with high school teachers, students and regional industry members.

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Black Family Technology Awareness Day

Black Family Technology Awareness Day

Black Family Technology Awareness Day at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is designed to interest area young people and their families in pursuing occupations in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) fields, and the arts. Black Family Technology Awareness Day is a great opportunity for young people and their families to get a taste of the excitement and possibilities of careers in science, technology, and engineering fields. There will be workshops led by Rensselaer professors, students, alumni and community organizations.

The event is free and open to the public.

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Exploring Engineering Day

Exploring Engineering DayExploring Engineering Day activities are designed to spark the interest of young children in engineering and computer science through hands-on exploration. The program also provides an opportunity for parents to learn about global challenges Rensselaer faculty are addressing and to work with their children on simple easy-to-follow take-home activities. The program is FREE and registration is managed on a first-come, first-served basis until the program reaches capacity. Planning is underway for the 2022 event and we will post updates here soon.