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RPI Students engage Middle School Students in Science and Engineering

RPI Students engage Middle School Students in Science and Engineering

Ballston Spa Middle School recently welcomed Rensselaer Engineering Ambassadors from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) to visit science classes and share exploratory Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities that were developed by the college students.  During each hour-long class, the ambassadors presented an engineering topic that connected to the students’ current learning as well as facilitated a demonstration or a hands-on design activity.  The various topics that were presented to the different classes included roller coasters, oil spills, sea level and biomimicry.  

The RPI Engineering Ambassadors (EAs) are a group of RPI engineering students devoted to inspiring younger students with what they learn in their respective majors while also educating them on the latest technological breakthroughs and real-world challenges.  Their presentations implement a truly creative, award-winning style that pushes the boundaries of traditional PowerPoint and engages the students in activities that complement the topics, introduce team-building skills, and challenge the students in problem-solving. Their goal is to encourage the interest of students in careers in the areas of science, technology and engineering.

The program is available at no cost to area schools based on the generosity of Rensselaer School of Engineering, corporate sponsors and non-profit sponsors. For more information, please visit their website at:


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