On May 7th, 2013, Centrifuge Lab at RPI has been invited to participate in the local Career Expo. It was the second Career Expo for students in grades 7-12, (mainly from Columbia, Greene and Rensselaer Counties) parents, educators, the community, to learn more about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related careers through fun, interactive activities.
Last year they had about 400 attendees who saw a nice range of activities and exhibits including video game design (Vicarious Visions, 1st Playable) Health Care (GE, Hudson Valley Community College), law enforcement, orbitol welding, Information tech., green technologies, solar energy, innovative manufacturing, engineering and much more. It took place at Birch Hill in Castleton.
Dr. Victoria Bennett, along with two URP students have set up an exhibit showcasing the mini-centrifuge that was spinning live and also a department’s K’nex Ferris wheel that is put together from the lego-like pieces and motorized to make it spin. This year there have been over 300 participants/visitors that came to Career Expo.