Rensselaer To Host Area High School Students for 2012 National Manufacturing Day

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Partners with HVCC, CEN, CEG, and Others To Give Students First-Hand Look at How High-Tech Products Are Made

As part of its ongoing mission to educate and inspire the next generation of technology leaders, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host local high school students for a morning and afternoon of activities to celebrate national Manufacturing Day.

More than 100 students from Capital Region high schools will visit Rensselaer on Oct. 5 for manufacturing-related activities and workshops. The School of Engineering at Rensselaer is partnering with Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) to host Manufacturing Day, in collaboration with the Chief Executives Network for Manufacturing of the Capital Region (CEN) and the Center for Economic Growth (CEG), as well as Haas-HFO Allendale Machinery, the Rensselaer and Capital Region chapters of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Ecovative Design, and the Empire State Development (ESD) Division for Science, Technology, and Innovation (NYSTAR).

Participating high schools are Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Berlin, Troy, Cohoes, and Albany. A leader from Ecovative Design, located in Green Island, N.Y. and founded by Rensselaer graduates, will deliver the keynote address.

 

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