Categories: Chris Shing, [Lessons]
Tags: activity, chris shing, field trip, North Albany Academy, rpi
Twenty-four eighth grade students from North Albany Academy, a K-8 school in the Albany school district, visited Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. They participated in four major themes, “What is college?”, “Smart Lighting”, “Turning Ideas into Reality,” and “Tour of campus.” 3Helix fellow, Chris Shing with help from teacher pair Kerry Welcome organized the outing. The goal of the day was to enhance student’s awareness about higher education opportunities through demonstrating examples of cutting-edge research impact and by identifying associated career paths . A student life panel consisting of four current RPI students spoke about their college experience and answered questions.
At the end of the visit students were asked to fill out an exit survey (included in Appendix A). Of the 24 students who came, 15 students responded to the survey. Survey Responses from NAA visit.