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 Day“Exploring Engineering Day activities are designed to spark the interest of young children in engineering and computer science through hands-on exploration,” says Barbara Ruel, director of diversity and women in engineering programs in the School of Engineering and program director for Exploring Engineering Day. “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.  Over the past 17 years, the program has increased in both size and diversity.”  The program is FREE and registration is managed on a first-come, first-served basis until the program reaches capacity.  Parents may register their children by going to http://bit.ly/EED2018

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Design Your Future Day

Design Your Future Day

Design Your Future Day brings eleventh grade high school girls with an interest and aptitude in math and science to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) for an exciting day of hands-on exploration in engineering, science, and technology.

Through fun, dynamic and interactive sessions, this day is designed to spark interest in high-tech fields and to provide encouragement for young women to pursue technical careers.

This year’s program will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2018.  High school participants must be recommended by their high school guidance counselors, should have A and B grades, and by the time they graduate from high school should have completed a minimum of 3 years of science, including Physics and 4 years of math, including pre-calculus.  Students who meet these eligibility criteria should print the attached .pdf cover letter describing the event and the two-page registration form.  This year’s program is open to 100 students and registrations are due by April 16.  The program fills quickly, and may fill prior to the deadline.  Please call Julie Granata at 518-276-6203 if you have a question about the program.

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Center for Initiatives in Pre-College Education

OutreachThe Center for Initiatives in Pre-College Education (CIPCE) is an official pre-college outreach arm of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. As such, it is committed to working with K-12 students and teachers on inquiry- based approaches to teaching in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) disciplines, making use of engaging interactive technologies that have proven to be effective classroom tools.  

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