Technological innovation is a cornerstone of our society, and we celebrate the past, present, and future of engineering. We promote general awareness and appreciation for the role of engineers in elevating humankind, while encouraging our youth to consider engineering as a career. We provide educational material as well as the hands-on experience at our facility.
For over 13 years the ETC (formally Edison Exploratorium) has operated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in the Mohawk and Hudson Valley region, one of the centers of North America's engineering legacy.
What's new at the Edison Tech Center:
The ETC and the Minerals Education Coalition have just released the latest in the Minerals in our Electrical World series. The 19 minute video explains how iron ore is mined, processed and made into electrical products. From electrical steel used in motors to ferrite used in transformer cores, to credit card strips, we explain how it all works.Great Barrington 1886
Historian Tom Blalock tells about one of the monumental events in AC power history in our new video here.Electric City Bike Rescue
Get out your tools and put mechanical engineering to practice. The bike rescue operates at the Edison Tech Center each Thursday, repairing and restoring bikes for low income city residents.
See our online resources: webpages and videos useful for understanding
how things electrical / mechanical things work and the history of
engineering from the AC power grid to electric cars, to the electric light.
See our resources for teachers to learn about how you can apply our free online materials to your class, or how you can use our facility in Schenectady, NY.
Use our 160+ videos on our YouTube Channel to help illustrate concepts.