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Information and Registration for College & Careers

College & Careers is a two day career conference offered July 18-19 and August 1-2 2014, designed to help students, who will be entering their senior year in the fall, gain the experience and knowledge necessary to start making career decisions. Regardless of your background or academic interest you will find College & Careers to be a rewarding and fun way to explore your future.

Included is a separate, but optional, program for parents, which will provide parents with information about the college search process, financial aid and more. We invite parents to join us for a program that is both social and informational. All events are optional, so join us for any or all that interest you!

College & Careers sessions include personal hands-on experiences, demonstrations and discussions. Working with our renowned faculty and students you will discover and utilize the state-of-the-art facilities and technology available at RIT. The following are presented by the Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Biomedical Engineering: Engineering Solutions for the Human System

If you like helping people and using technology, biomedical engineering might be for you! Biomedical engineers are important contributors to multidisciplinary teams that develop new products and services in support of healthcare to restore, sustain, and enhance the health and well-being of individuals. See the impact of technology on the medical practice and learn about the kinds of jobs these engineers do in their profession.

Chemical Engineering: The Engine of Industrial Society

Our modern industrial economy is critically dependent upon chemical engineering for manufacturing bulk and specialty chemicals and high-tech materials. Using their knowledge of scientific principles (physical and organic chemistry integrated with physics, mathematics, and biology) and design constraints (such as economics and environmental requirements), chemical engineers develop processes to manufacture raw materials with desired purity, on a scale that meets the demands of virtually every industry. Chemical engineers also use their knowledge of chemical transformation to create such materials in an environmentally friendly way. You will learn how the fields of chemical engineering and chemistry differ, and how chemical engineers often focus their training on problems beyond the discipline's traditional chemical-making focus.

Computer Engineering: Circuits to Software

Computer engineers use their knowledge of software and hardware design to develop and implement a variety of real-world products and systems, ranging from cell phones and smart appliances to robots and security systems. Through hands-on experiments, you will interact with simple games on a microcontroller board, which will help you better appreciate the interface between software and hardware.

Electrical Engineering: Electronics, Computers, Robots

Electrical engineering is a program of many engineering disciplines and the one from which many major innovations of this century have emerged. It involves areas such as integrated circuits, computers, lasers, robotics, semiconductors, bioinstrumentation, communications, and signal/image processing. Get a glimpse of electrical engineering in laboratories where you will view and manipulate images, use fuzzy-logic controllers, learn how to control robots with bio signals, measure electrical signals of the human body, and examine how electronics is applied to solve everyday problems.

Industrial & Systems Engineering: All Systems Go

If you like putting all of the pieces of a puzzle together, industrial and systems engineering might be for you. Industrial engineers integrate materials, equipment, information, and/or people with an eye toward efficiency, quality, safety, sustainability, and cost…they bring all of the pieces of the system together in order to create innovative processes for innovative products. In this lab, you will see how to create computer-assisted product designs, control and improve processes, and design real-world assembly and distribution processes.

Mechanical Engineering: We Design the Future

Students, faculty, and staff will be here to show you some of the work that they do every day involving alternative fuel vehicles (powered by wind or fuel cells), high-performance vehicles, a new blood pump designed to extend the lives of heart transplant patients, rockets, alternative energy sources, materials testing, the effects of smoking on the lungs, and more. See how Mechanical Engineers at RIT are working to make advances in the field that will reshape the future!

Microelectronic Engineering: Fabrication of Modern Nano-scale Electronics

In this session, students will dress in a "gown," enter RIT's outstanding clean room laboratory and be guided through the process of photolithographic patterning of features on a silicon wafer. This is a key process used in the nano-scale manufacturing of a wide variety of modern electronic devices we use daily. Devices such as microprocessors, cell phones, memory, light emitting diodes, solar cells, microsensors and more. Learn about the course work, equipment and process supported by the lab, as well as employment and graduate school opportunities in this exciting field. When this session is over, you will get to take home the souvenir wafer that you processed.

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