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Programs & Workshops

Programs & Workshops

We use an online system for registration. A complete listing and description of past workshops offered appears below. We ask parents and students to take the time to review and select the desired workshop(s) that you plan to attend. Most important, when making a selection, please select the age appropriate track for students.

This year, workshop highlights include Domino toppling, learning about the field of engineering, using math formulas to calculate the number of calories that can be burned while hula hooping, exploring the basics of 3-D printing, using games to teach math and science, and learning about LEGO robotics. Other offerings include an interactive skill-building session to help parents learn about available STEM apps, tips from Rensselaer admissions officers and students on how to navigate the STEM college experience, and a computer coding session to assist students with learning how to create websites.

This year, workshops will only be offered during the morning sessions, similar to what we have offered in the past. All workshops will run for up to 45 minutes, unless otherwise noted.

Workshop Schedule
Session One: 10 to 10:45 a.m.
Session Two: 11 to 11:45 a.m.

Workshop Track Offerings

Please review and select the age-appropriate workshop track for students. Some workshops have specific capacity based on space and project focus. In most cases, some of the younger students may need assistance with their projects, so we encourage parents or adult chaperones to work with their child/student. If you have a large group, we ask that you register your students in groups of five, with an adult chaperone if they are 12 and under, to allow other attendees to register for offerings.

Workshop tracks will be offered for the following grade levels:

  • Pre-K and Kindergarden
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School

Register now for the 18th Black Family Technology Awareness Day Workshops
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