Black Family Technology Awareness Day is an event hosted by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The program, has been scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 13, 2016.
Black Family Technology Awareness Day is designed to provide an opportunity for all PreK-12 area students and their families to learn and explore occupations in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) fields, and the arts. During the event, individuals participate in a series of workshops and hands-on activities led by Rensselaer professors, students, staff, alumni/alumnae, area businesses, and local community organizations.
Call for Workshops
Interested in offering a workshop? We are looking for hands-on, interactive workshops that would appeal to students in grades PreK-12. Workshop sessions should run no more than 45-minutes. Please take the time to complete the Workshop Presenter form. This helps us to determine workshop offerings, as well as coordinate room locations, and materials or technology needed for the workshop.
Please review the form, and take the time to fill in the details completely. For workshop consideration for the February 13, 2016 event, the form must be submitted by Monday, November 23 by close of business. Here is a link: http://rpihub.org/bftad-presenter-registration/
Thanks for your interest in supporting and attending Black Family Technology Awareness Day. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, February 13, 2016. As things develop, visit our website for updates and event pre-registration details.
Black Family Technology Awareness Day is part of a larger Rensselaer effort to interest area young people and their families in pursuing occupations in the fields of science and engineering. Other “pipeline” events include: Design Your Future Day, to engage young girls in science and engineering studies and professions; Exploring Engineering Day, to spark the interest of Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts in science, technology, and engineering; and the Rensselaer Molecularium project, to teach young children about the smallest forms of matter.