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October 28, 2014

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Exploring Engineering Day at RPI, Feb. 21

Registration deadline Jan. 16

BH-BL students in grades 3 through 6 (and their parents) can attend a FREE half-day, hands-on program at RPI called Exploring Engineering Day on Saturday, Feb. 21.

This annual program is held in celebration of National Engineers Week and is intended to help young children better understand what engineering is and what engineers do.

The program will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 (snow date, February 28). Registration closes on Jan. 16, 2015. The program does fill quickly and registrations are handled on a first-come, first-served basis through an on-line registration form located at

Day's activities

The program is divided into two sessions, a morning session (primarily for boys) that runs from 8:15 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. and an afternoon session (primarily for girls) that runs from 12:45 to 4:40 p.m. The program content for boys and girls is the same. Parents who want sons and daughters to attend the program together may register their children for the morning or the afternoon session. Morning and afternoon sessions will have a minimum of one co-ed group to allow sisters and brothers or male and female friends/relatives to participate in program activities together. There’s a place on the form to reference the names of children to be grouped together. Children involved in community programs such as the Scouts, Girls, Inc., 4th Family, or Boys and Girls Clubs will also be grouped together if these group affiliations are noted on the registration form.

Children from different families may also attend the program together and request assignment to the same group. Each parent must complete a registration form for their own child and may reference the name of a friend or relative on their child’s registration form. We’ll assign referenced friends/relatives to the same session group.

Each session group is limited to 20 children and 20 parents. Two RPI college students will escort and chaperone each group and an additional 10 college students will lead and engage the children in four 30-minute hands-on, interactive activities.

While we encourage parents to accompany their children to this program, we also understand that some parents work on week-ends and may not be available to accompany their child/children. Parents/Guardians must register their own children and sign the registration form providing their permission for their children to attend the program. However, a designated adult chaperone (18 years or older) may accompany the children to the program in place of the parent.

Questions? Please contact Barbara Ruel at or call 518-276-2618, Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.