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Black Family Technology Awareness Day at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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2013 Black Family Technology Awareness Day
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Black Family Technology Awareness Day is an event hosted by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The program, which is on the books for February 7, 2015, has been scheduled to take place in 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.

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.

Thanks for your interest in supporting and attending Black Family Technology Awareness Day.

Please join us at our next program, scheduled to take place in 2016. As things develop, check back for updates.



If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at fam-tech@rpi.edu.

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Black Family Technology Awareness Day History

View images from past events.

1999 - Our first year!
2000 - Year two.
2001 - Year three.

The theme for 2002: “Bridging the Digital Divide—The Importance of Technology in Everyday Life”

The theme for 2003: “Embracing the Future for Our Community”

The theme for 2004: “Flying Forward While Looking Backwards”

The theme for 2005: “Education and Application” - 450 area students and families attended.

The theme for 2006: “Preserving Our Legacy through Technology” - More than 450 area students and families attended.

The theme for 2007: “The Future Starts with Me” - More than 600 area students and families attended.

The theme for 2008: Our 10th year! “A Decade of Discovery” - More than 900 area students and families attended.

The theme for 2009: “The World is Mine” - More than 1,000 area students and families attended.

2010 - More than 850 area students and families attended.

2011- An event was not held.

The theme for 2012: “Tetherless Training for Tomorrow’s Technologies: Heroes, Role Models, and Mentors.”

The theme for 2013: Celebrating our 15th year! “STEM Fest 2013: Connecting Minds to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math through Music & the Arts.” More than 1,000 area students and families attended.

The theme for 2014: “Innovate to Educate: Re-Introducing Young Minds to Opportunities in STEM.”

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