Innovative Initiative Enhances Engineering Training for K-12 Educators

RIT sponsors statewide microelectronics forum




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Rochester Institute of Technology is hosting an innovative educational outreach forum in microelectronics and nanotechnology, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1. The event, designed for elementary and high school teachers, includes in-class and laboratory training with RIT professors and seeks to enhance understanding of microelectronics and nanotechnology, while also assisting educators in implementing these concepts into course curricula. The program includes a technology demonstration in RIT’s Semiconductor and Microsystems Fabrication Laboratory at 2 p.m.

The event is part of the Department of Microelectronic Engineering’s comprehensive outreach programs, which work to enhance training in the field and increase the number of students entering the discipline. These activities are supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

For more information about the forum and the department’s outreach efforts, contact Thomas Schulte at 475-3760 or tjsemc@rit.edu.

WHAT: Microelectronics and nanotechnology forum

WHO: RIT professors and elementary and high school teachers

WHEN: 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1

WHERE: Semiconductor and Microsystems Fabrication Laboratory, Center for Microelectronics & Computer Engineering, Building 17, Across from room 2625