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Engineering Challenge for the 21st Century Program's - Summer Teachers' Dissemination Workshop 2012

Dates: July 9, 2012 - July 13, 2012
Location: U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT

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The International Honor Society for Professions in Technology is holding its induction ceremony at
Manchester Community College

April 13, 2012.

Epsilon Pi Tau
Induction Ceremony

Epsilon Pi Tau a premier academic and professional honors group, recognizes the academic excellence of students in fields devoted to the study of technology and the preparation of practitioners for the technology professions. Epsilon Pi Tau also recognizes outstanding practitioners in the technology professions, scholars with exemplary research interests in technology in society and/or persons who have significantly supported or advanced technology professions.
If you would like to apply for membership, please follow this link:

Application for Membership

Teachers Externship Application 2012

Teachers Externship Request for Proposal 2012

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We proudly support the SBIR & Global Trade Summit
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - Thursday, July 26, 2012
Technology Exposition and Sustainable Energy Fair
Three Rivers Community College,
Norwich, CT
Join us from on Friday, December 9, 2011 from 9:00 A.M.- 3:00 P.M for campus-wide activities including key note speaker, Michael Larson, inventor of KHET, provided by S.P.I.E, and information on sustainable living. khet
Presented by Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing, SOAR (Sustainable Operations Alternative and Renewable Energy Initiative) and Norwich Public Utilities. Free and open to the public.
Pathways to Manufacturing Technology Careers Exposition
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Gateway Community College (GCC), North Haven Campus - 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
Parents, teachers, students and the general public are cordially invited to:
- See demonstrations of high tech manufacturing processes
- Visit exhibits and hands-on technology demonstrations
- Learn about the new manufacturing center opening at Gateway CC
- See the process of a product being made
FREE ADMISSION! This event is sponsored by the Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing (RCNGM) through funding from the National Science Foundation.
Manufacturing & Technology Exposition hosted by
Waterbury Regional Chamber's Manufacturing Council
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Coco Key Hotel and Convention Center, Waterbury, CT
Harry Moser, Keynote Speaker at 3:00 PM

Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing (RCNGM) and Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) are exposition/program sponsors.

2011 Summer Faculty Externships Click here for more information.

Click here to see photosof teacher externships

Eng Challenge

Engineering Challenge for the 21st Century Program - 2011
Teachers from across the country participated in the annual
Summer Teachers Dissemination Workshop
sponsored by COT-RCNGM and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

Visit Workshop Gallery to see details of various workshops or you can click to watch a video.

Life Support and Sustainable Living (LSSL) Program

Click here to peruse pictures from the 2011 Winter Intersession

Please visit the LSSL Program's website

High Impact Technology (HI-TEC) Exchange Conference

San Francisco, California
July 25, 2011 - July 28, 2011

Students and faculty from the College of Technology attended the High Impact Technology (HI-TEC) conference and gave a presentation on the Advanced Robotics on Water Program.

Engineering Challenge for 21st Century Program's
Summer Teachers Dissemination Workshop - 2010
Hosted by the
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Monday, July 11, 2011 - Friday, July 15, 2011

EC 2010 Dedicated high school and college educators, from around the country, recently spent part of their summer vacation at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT for a five-day program designed to help them to help their students become qualified and productive engineers and technologists.

The Engineering Challenge for the 21st Century Program's Summer Teachers Dissemination Workshop is a partnership of the RCNGM and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The program stresses project-based learning, teamwork, technical communication, organizational and interpersonal skills (including understanding people using the DISC Behavioral Profile model) and personal accountability. The participating educators are separated into teams, based upon their individual DISC Behavioral Profiles, and learn about team-building while working on projects such as: Robotics on the Water and building hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and then racing their team vehicle against other teams' vehicles.

The Program is designed to help educators prepare their students for careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), through a series of engineering projects and exercises designed to give the participants a greater understanding of individual behavior, personal styles and efficient and effective teamwork.

Electric Boat Professional Development Day

Thursday, April 28th

A group of 55 educators participated in a professional development day at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, CT. With 10,000 employees and more than a century of experience, GD Electric Boat has established standards of excellence in the design, construction and lifecycle support of submarines for the U.S. Navy. Teachers saw demonstrations in the modeling simulation room, discovered career opportunities for students, learned about what the company does, and heard from senior management representatives on the state of their business.

"Engineer Your Future" Expo, Norwalk Community College

Friday, April 1, 2011

240 high school students and their teachers took part in the Engineer Your Future Expo at Norwalk Community College (NCC). Student and teachers went through six tracks that included demonstrations that illustrated the development life cycle of a product from conception to end of use. High school teachers attended a pre-expo curriculum workshop and the expo curriculum is available online for implementation. The exhibits featured Connecticut-based engineering companies and provided information on the Engineering and Technology program offerings at NCC and the College of Technology. Approximately 20 teachers and faculty also attended a professional development workshop that included presentations from Schwerdtle Stamping Company, Alloy Engineering, Sikorsky Aircraft, the Life Support and Sustainable Living Program, and the Virtual Ideation Platform. Check out photos from the event on the COT RCNGM Flickr stream.

"Lean and Green: Next Generation Careers in Technology" Expo, Manchester Community College

Friday, February 11, 2011

The RCNGM, in collaboration with Manchester Community College (MCC), sponsored an expo at the college, highlighting engineering, lean manufacturing practices and sustainable green initiatives.  Nationally recognized expert in Lean Manufacturing, Robert Emiliani, gave a keynote speech, followed by a series of exciting workshops and exhibits in the arts, science and technology building (next to the Learning Resource Center). Companies such as Hamilton Sundstrand, United Technologies Corporation (Fuel Cells), Electric Boat, Sunlight Solar, General Electric and Barnes Aerospace were represented. Over 300 students, 80 educators and 50 members from industry attended the exposition.

"Immerse Yourself in 21st Century Technology" Expo and Seminar, Naugatuck Valley Community College

November 18, 2010 - November 19, 2010

More than 250 students from six high schools viewed the processes of manufacturing and the latest technologies used, in particular Rapid Prototyping, during a student expo sponsored by the RCNGM held at Naugatuck Valley Community College.  The two-day event featured a student expo where students toured the technology hall, saw demonstrations of manufacturing processes and talked to manufacturing and engineering professors about the programs offered at the college.  Internationally-renowned speaker, Terry Wohlers, gave a talk on Rapid Prototyping to both Naugatuck Valley Community College students in the evening and at a special seminar for teachers and manufacturers the following day.  CBIA Economist Jason Giuletti provided a lunchtime keynote address following the Friday seminar, on the state of manufacturing, both nationally and in Connecticut.

Engineering Challenge for the 21st Century Summer Teachers Dissemination Workshop

U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Monday, July 12, 2010 - Friday, July 16, 2010

The RCNGM, in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, is once again hosting a week-long Engineering Challenge workshop for teachers. This workshop for high school and college faculty is designed to give educators hands-on project work around engineering challenges, team-work exercises and exposure to advanced technologies used in industry. Participants receive 4 CEU credits, a $250 stipend, and tuition, room and board are free. There is also stipend for travel (airfare max to $500, mileage to $200, including train fare).

NASA Lunch and Learn with William Rivera

Capital Community College

April 27, 2010

The RCNGM is a sponsor of a lunch and learn session promoting exciting career opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).  William Rivera, an engineer at Pratt and Whitney is the main speaker, and lunch will be provided (pizza and drinks).  Students are welcome, and parking is available at the Morgan Street garage and the Columbus Boulevard Lot.  Click here for more information.


Epsilon Pi Tau Induction Ceremony
Manchester Community College

April 23, 2010

The International Honor Society for Professions in Technology, Epsilon Pi Tau, is holding its induction ceremony at Manchester Community College.  If you would like to nominate a person who has made an impact in promoting technology education, please fill out an application.

Hooked at the Roots - Gus Whalen

Asnuntuck Community College

December 2, 2009

Gus Whalen, Author ans businessman, spoke on how his family's manufacturing company survived changing times and in turn changed its community. Whalen told his family's inspirational story at Asnuntuck Community College 's auditorium. 

Housatonic Community College Student Networking

November 6, 2009

Connecticut community college faculty and staff are invited to attend a day-long conference on building communities and engaging students through social networking and Web 2.0. The free conference will be held at Housatonic Community College (8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) and includes information on how educators can use social media to recruit, instruct and build educational communities. The conference is sponsored by the RCNGM in collaboration with System's Teaching and Learning.  Click here for information and session listings.  For more information, contact Tobi Krutt, Manager, Technological Tools and Training, System Office, (860) 244-7637.

Epsilon Pi Tau Dinner with Dr. Chandra Roychoudhuri

Manchester Community College

October 21, 2009

Dr. Chanddra Roychoudhuri, a renowned physics researcher in the field of Photonics at the University of Connecticut, will be the guest speaker at the Epsilon Pi Tau Dinner on Wednesday, October 21.  Dr. Roychoudhuri will talk about physics, light and the way it helps us view the world. His speech, entitled "How We Are Becoming Knowledge-Age Neanderthals," will also focus on solar warming and constructing an "adaptable collective purpose for the human species to evolve congruently with the biosphere." The dinner begins at 6:30 and is open to students inducted into Epsilon Pi Tau and the general public.  Cost is $6 for Manchester Community College students who are Epsilon Pi Tau members, and $12 for the general public.  For tickets and more information, contact Catherine Seaver at cseaver@mcc.commnet.edu. 

Educational Equity for the 21st Century: Increasing Achievement for All, (Los Angeles, CA)

August 1, 2009 - August 3, 2009

The 2009 Association for Gender Equity Leadership in Education (AGELE) National Conference will be held at the Manhattan Beach Marriott in Los Angeles.  The planning team is developing a conference program that will include keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, exhibits and other activities.  Proposals for presentations are due March 1, 2009.  For more information, go to AGELE National Conference.

High Impact Technology (HI-TEC)
Exchange Conference (Scottsdale, AZ)

July 21, 2009 - July 22, 2009

HI-TEC is a national conference on advanced technical education where technical educators, counselors, industry professionals and technicians can update their knowledge and skills.  HI-TEC uniquely explores the convergence of scientific disciplines and technologies such as geographic information systems, agricultural technology, information and communications technologies, biotechnology, cyber-security, manufacturing, engineering technology and telecommunications.

For more information, go to HI-TEC.

Engineering Challenge for the 21st Centry Program's
Summer Teachers Dissemination Workshop - 2009
U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT

July 12, 2009 - July 17, 2009

Teachers from around the country participated in a week-long residential program which was designed to help students develop the necessary skills to become qualified and productive engineers and technicians. Participants were immersed in problem-based learning robotic projects around U.S. Coast Guard Life Saving missions. Participants also learned about interpersonal skills/behaviors, personal accountability and were able to observe 200 high school students participating in problem-based teamwork.

The RCNGM offers this course, which includes curriculum, meals, various events and accommodations, free of charge. Participants will also receive a program stipend of $250 and Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits. For more information, go to Educators.

Connecticut Student Innovation Exposition

May 8, 2009 - May 9, 2009

Come celebrate student achievement, creativity, collaboration, innovation and 21st century Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education at theConnecticut Student Innovation Exposition.   Middle and high school students involved in cutting-edge education programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) will showcase projects relating to sustainable energy and environmental responsibility.   The Exposition kicks off with the first annual Connecticut Student Film Festival on Friday, May 8, 2009 and ends with exhibitions and awards on Saturday, May 9, 2009.   Connecticut businesses, government, K-12 education, higher education and not-for-profit organizations have supported this program for Connecticut urban and suburban students and teachers.  The event is free to the public. 

For more information, please visit Innovation Skills.

Waterbury High School Students Get the High Tech Advantage from Industry Leaders

April 3, 2009

Naugatuck Valley Community College and the Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing (RCNGM), in collaboration with the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) and Waterbury Public Schools, are presenting a day of workshops for high school students in Waterbury.  The workshops will center on in demand high tech careers in Engineering, Energy, Manufacturing, Bioscience and Environmental Science.  A workshop highlighting the Life Support and Sustainable Living Program, which is a National Science Foundation project grant connected to the RCNGM and hosted by the University of Hartford will also be presented. Students will also be given a tour of the new technology center at Naugatuck Valley Community College.

Immerse Yourself in 21st Century Technology Asnuntuck Community College

March 26, 2009 - March 27, 2009

The College of Technology's Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing (RCNGM), in collaboration with Asnuntuck Community College, would like to make you aware of an exciting opportunity.  Come join us as we explore the exciting and innovative world of Additive Manufacturing Technologies that are used in modern manufacturing, art, animation, medical modeling, architecture, aerospace and the automotive industry.

You'll also have the opportunity to hear from industry expert Terry Wohlers who has over 27 years experience in the field.  Mr. Wohlers has been quoted in The Boston Globe, Business Week, Chicago Tribune, Discover News from the Discovery Channel, The Economist, FORTUNE, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and Scientific American, just to name a few.

Please note: Thursday, March 26, 2009 is designated for high school and college students, teachers and parents.  Friday, March 27, 2009 is open to the general public. 

If you would like more information, please click here.  For questions, please contact Chris Casey at cwsmcasey@cox.net, or call her at (860) 698-6267.

Teachers/Counselors, click to register for March 26, 2009 Morning's event.

Parents click to register for March 26, 2009 Evening's event.