Every Saturday 2pm:
Meeting of the IEEE Employment Network
Fridays 5-7pm: Workshop
Friday -- Edison Tech Center makers work on the rapid prototyping
machine or learn about useful tools.
Check our main page for announcement of details of an event for Steinmetz
Weekly events celebrating a different prominent woman engineer
Fitzroy documentary world premeire
Keep up to date by
checking back on our main page or facebook.
March - Pi Day - free instruction with the Rasberry Pi
March - History of the Telegraph presentation\
January - Engineering Analysis Course
December - free course for engineering applications with the Rasberry
2012 - Weekly Programs - The ETC begins Workshop Friday,
IEEE Employment Network, and collection of technological donations on
2012 - Visits from Siemens, GE and more - During the summer
various groups in training visited the Edison and learned about Schenectady's
history as well as about important electrical technologies.
2012 - Oral History Interviews - More interviews with engineering
pioneers collect the personal memories of people and great advancements
at the GE Research Lab in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. These videos are now
part of our video catalogue here.
2012 - Lighting Project Completed - A 12 part course on
the electric light was completed with sponsorship from both the Edison
Tech Center and the IEEE. The set of web pages are the webs most comprehensive
pages on the electric light. Many hours of research along with help
from corporations and educational institutions helped assemble a more
complete history than any other source.
May-July 2011 - An Engineers Ride Across the USA - Edison
Tech Center volunteer Bill Kornrumpf crosses the country and gathers
information on engineering history sites,follow
along in his journal.
2011 - New displays open at the Edison covering new areas
such as: The Transformer, Insulators, Electric Motor, Fluorescent Lights.
Displays were built by volunteer Bill Lober.
2011 - Tour:
Edison Tech Center tour and discussion with US Congressman Paul Tonko
20, 2011 - Premiere of Wizards
of Schenectady - Dr. Harold Chestnut, Pioneer in Automatic Control
Engineering. The documentary film was shown at the Unitarian Church
in Schenectady. Dr. Chestnut was a member of the Unitarian society at
the church during his lifetime
2010 - Our facility at 132 North Broadway in Schenectady re-opens
to the public after a one-year of being closed for reorganization.
2010 - The Edison Tech Center has been working with other
organizations in the creation of new web pages on untold areas of history.
Some partners have been the Great Barrington Historical Society,
California State Parks, Greg Millet of the Magic Lantern Society,
Schenectady County Historical Society, the
Schenectady Museum, and groups promoting the history of Ironville and
are currently developing our public displays. We have exhibits on lighting,
electromagnets, electric motors, audio, photovoltaics, microwaves, the
first electric appliances(includes irons, refrigerators, ovens, heating
pads, and more), and recording technology.
Edison Tech Center web page grows by the month with new information
on the history of electricity. Look at our Resources
Page for a list of online resources.
Each week or two we release a new short video on engineering history
on our YouTube video
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