Tours

  • STEM – SEMI High Tech U Camp 2013

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    On July 23rd, 2013, Geotechnical Centrifuge Lab opened its door for tour and presentation to about 10 students (four females) that were interested in visiting the lab space.  These students are part of the group of high school students that participated in the STEM program here at RPI.  Presentation about the lab, demo of mini-centrifuge ...
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  • PREFACE 2013

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    On July 12th,  approximately 20 of high school students attended our annual PREFACE Program lab tour.  A mixed group of boys and girls of different  ethnicity were given a presentation of civil engineering and given a tour of the  geotechnical centrifuge lab and a demonstration of the liquefaction effect by using the mini shake table.   ...
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  • New Visions Tour 2013

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    On May 7th, 2013, CEES Center hosted yet another tour for New Visions Program here at RPI.  14 students (6 females, 8 males, of which 2 where minority) participated in the tour through the lab to see the centrifuge and other equipment and also have listened to the presentation about civil engineering field and CEES ...
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  • Career Expo 2013

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    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 ...
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  • CIPCE Tour for Albany High School Students

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    On Monday, March 18th 2013, CEES Center hosted a lab tour for 20 lbany High School students (90% underrepresented minorities).  Tour included a mini-centrifuge demonstration and the lab tour of facility and equipment. As part of an Albany Smart Scholars program aimed at raising STEM awareness, The Center for Initiatives in Pre-College Education (CIPCE) is an ...
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  • Engineering Ambassadors – Schalmont High School Visit

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    On January 11th, 2013, CEES Network at RPI welcomed approximately 30 of 11th and 12th grade students from local Schalmont High School.  These students were part of the Rensselaer’s Engineering Ambassadors (EA) Program that allows RPI’s highly motivated students to inspire high school students to become interested in engineering, science and its impact on society.  ...
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  • SEMI High Tech U Camp

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    About 12 teens from more than 20 Capital Region high schools found the fun in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at SEMI High Tech U, a day camp offered by Career & Tech from July 17-20 at RPI.  Center for Earthquake Engineering Simulation gave a tour to these students so they can learn about ...
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  • STEP Engineering Academy Lab Tour

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    On July 26th and 27th, CEES Center held a lab/facility tour for approximately 15 students aged 11-14. They were given a presentation on the basics of civil and earthquake engineering, shown the demo of the mini-centrifuge in-flight, given a tour of the main centrifuge and also had an opportunity to create toys that would let ...
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  • Engineering Institute for Young Women

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    On July 13th, 2012, Center for Earthquake Engineering Simulation’s Dr. Inthuorn Sasanakul hosted a presentation about earthquake engineering to a group of about 20 high-school-aged girls.  These girls were part of an RPI-wide event called Engineering Institute for Young Women. Engineering Institute for Young Women is a week long camp held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to ...
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  • New Visions 2012

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    On May 17th, Center for Earthquake Engineering Simulation hosted yet another annual Centrifuge Lab Tour for 15 High School students that are part of a New Vision Program here at RPI and are interested in pursuing a higher education in science or engineering fields.  They were given a tour of our centrifuge, its equipment and ...
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  • Girls Tech Connection Group on tour of the Centrifuge Lab

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    On May 25th, 2012, Center for Earthquake Engineering Simulations at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hosted a tour of the Centrifuge Lab for 15 students.  The students, members of the Bethlehem Middle School club Girls Tech Connection, spent a couple of hours with Dr. Inthuorn Sasanakul touring the centrifuge, learning about the equipment and listening to a ...
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  • Hudson-Mohawk Retirees Alumni Tour

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    On April 25th, 2012, Center for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (CEES) of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hosted a Cnetrifuge Lab tour for 9 retired Alumni. This group is a part of a Hudson-Mohawk Retirees Chapter, which members have graduated from RPI and from the industry.  According to their chapter website,  the group tours six sites of interest ...
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  • Accepted Students Day – Lab Tours

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    On April 14th, 2012, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hosted students that have been accepted into RPI for the next academic year and their parents.  Throughout the day, they were welcomed by the President Shirley Jackson and were given campus tours to different departments and laboratiories so that they can glimpse of what RPI has to offer ...
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  • H. S. Students from Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Initiative Visit RPI

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    On March 7, 2012, teams of high school students from Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams toured the centrifuge lab as part of a visit to the RPI campus for the Lemelson-MIT prize presentation. Dr. Victoria Bennett provided informational sessions and lab tours for InvenTeams from S.S. Seward Institute in Florida, NY, Berlin High School in Cherry Plain, NY, ...
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  • PREFACE 2011

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    On July 22nd, RPI hosted the 33rd Annual RPI PREFACE Program. This program allows underrepresented 11th and 12th graders to participate in the pre-college summer experience of the engineering university life. The students who participate are exposed to engineering education at RPI towards the goal of interesting them in studying science and engineering in college. A ...
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  • New Visions 2011

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    New Visions is an RPI program that allows local high school students to explore career options and take courses at RPI for college credit. On June 1st, the Civil Engineering Department hosted a seminar for approximately 15 students. A short interactive lecture was presented on the basics of Civil Engineering and Earthquake Research. Afterward, the students ...
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  • Open House in October for Prospective Students

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    On October 30th, 2010, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute held an open house for prospective students and their families.  NEES@Rensselaer facility has opened its doors to invite students and their parents that are interested in engineering to visit and to see our state-of-the-art centrifuge center (including a mini-centrifuge demonstrations and a chance to see a life-size centrifuge), ...
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  • Design Your Future Day 2008

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    Through fun, dynamic and interactive sessions, this day is designed to spark interest in high-tech fields and encourage girls to pursue technical careers. Since 1997, Rensselaer’s Design your Future Day (DYFD) has gained momentum and attention for its contributions to women in technology. Over the years this program for extraordinary young women has been expanded ...
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  • PREFACE Program 2008

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    The PREFACE Program, which began at Rensselaer more than 30 years ago, gives high school sophomores and juniors the opportunity to come to Rensselaer and experience what an engineering education can offer them. It is a program for individuals who have expressed a strong, early interest in pursuing a career in the engineering and technological ...
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  • GEESD IV

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    GEESD IV brought together the broad community of geo-professionals working on earthquake engineering and soil dynamics problems for this comprehensive decennial examination of our technical disciplines. Tarek Abdoun, NEES@Rensselaer Associate Director, worked on the Student Activities committee for this conference, developing, organizing and executing a student session titled “Graduate Student Career Workshop: Toward Successful Career ...
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  • Reunion 2007: Technology and Innovation Tours

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    You’ve heard about “Renaissance at Rensselaer: The Campaign for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.” Now experience for yourself the facilities and research made possible by this historic campaign. Visit the world-class buildings and labs where today’s students prepare to change the world. On June 8th, 2007, the NEES@Rensselaer facility was one of four Rensselaer sites included in the ...
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  • Accepted Students Celebration 2007

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    On April 14th, 2007, the NEES@Rensselaer facility hosted lab tours for Rensselaer’s Accepted Student Celebration. More than 100 perspective students and their family members enjoyed a tour of the geotechnical centrifuge facility, a mini-centrifuge retaining wall demonstration, and videos of past centrifuge tests on New Orleans levee failures.
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