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College hosts middle school students and parents in labs as part of exploring engineering contributions
Feb. 9, 2018 by Michelle Cometa Follow Michelle Cometa on TwitterFollow RITNEWS on TwitterParticipants in Family Day at the Kate Gleason College of Engineering will be able to work with faculty and staff in the AMPrint Center to produce printed electronics for miniature tigers.
National Engineers Week takes place Feb. 18-24, and Rochester Institute of Technology will participate in the annual recognition of engineering contributions hosting Family Day at the Kate Gleason College of Engineering from noon to 4 p.m. on Feb. 21.
Open to middle school students and their parents, participants will tour the mechanical engineering machine shop where RIT’s students build Formula racecars for national and international competitions. They’ll be able to work with faculty and staff in the AMPrint Center to produce printed electronics for miniature tigers. In the Toyota Production Laboratory, participants will run a recycling line to test the right match of staffing and workload. And in the microsystems and microelectronic engineering departments, participants can learn about the process to build integrated circuits found in today’s electronic devices.
Engineers Week is led by DiscoverE, formerly the National Engineers Week Foundation. Its mission is to sustain and grow a dynamic engineering profession through outreach, education, celebration, and volunteerism. DiscoverE helps stakeholders expand community and educational outreach by providing resources and turnkey programs for employees and volunteers, supporting strong workforce diversity initiatives, and promoting positive visibility within the engineering and technology communities, including college students and the public-at-large. RIT is one of hundreds of universities, corporations and government agencies involved in the national program and has had regular involvement over the past few years by staff from the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, College of Applied Science and Technology and the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.
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