Friends of Manufacturing

School of Engineering To Host Sixth Annual National Manufacturing Day


Troy, N.Y. – On Friday, Oct. 6, in celebration of Manufacturing Day, the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will open doors to students, educators, businesspeople, media, politicians, and regional manufacturers to share Rensselaer’s vision and expertise in innovative education and research in manufacturing, showcase facilities, and highlight career opportunities in field. Prior to the start of the program, members of the campus and local community are invited to view the 7:30 a.m. arrival of the New York Air National Guard Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter.

The School of Engineering will kick off the annual National Manufacturing Day activities during the Manufacturing Innovation Learning Laboratory (MILL) open house, on Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in the MILL located in the George M. Low Center for Industrial Innovation (CII). Shekhar Garde, dean of the School of Engineering, and Troy Mayor Patrick Madden will deliver brief remarks, as Rensselaer joins hands with the city of Troy to also celebrate the city’s heritage in manufacturing.

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