Hold your next Corporate Event here at "Pat's Barn
The reconstruction of the historic Dutch barn that has resided in the Tech Park for over 250 years. The Barn has been rebuilt in its original location utilizing the bulk of the structural timbers that defined its classic “H-framed” structure going back to the settlement of the Defreest family in the mid 1700’s. While preserving the character of this early Dutch homestead, it will now serve a 21st century purpose in the Tech Park as a multipurpose center for seminars, training sessions, planning retreats, receptions and a broad array of special events.
To find out more about the Barn and its availability contact April Rounds at 518.283.7102 or email@example.com.
Wednesday April 6th 2011 National Start! Walking Day
2nd Annual - RPI Tech Park Walk Hosted by WMHT
Registration - Here we go!
Continuing with a small heath fair after the walk ends a great outing.
Thank you to the Heart Association and Kathy Beam from WMHT for all of their hard work to make this second annual walk happen. It was a little cold out but didn't scare away our Tech Park Employees... It is always nice to get out and walk! Great Job to everyone that participated.
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
RPI Tech Park Hosts The 2011 Robotics Demonstration for the 4th year!
Rensselaer Technology Park hosted the Fourth Annual Tech Valley FIRST Robotics Exhibition. FIRST, (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a Kindergarten through 12th grade program designed to excite and inspire students to pursue college programs and careers in Math, Science, Engineering, and Technology. The program has been in existence for 20 years and has grown to impact students from all over the world. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been a proud partner of FIRST Robotics since its inception in 1992. The program takes a page from the sports model engaging students in an engineering competition that has the intensity and excitement of a national level sporting event.
The exhibition consisted of teams in the high school division of the FIRST program, FRC. At this level high school student teams are given a game challenge at the beginning of January and are asked to complete a robot that best plays the game in a six week time period. The robot must run autonomously for a portion of the competition and is driver controlled for part of the competition. This season the robots needed to hang tubes on a rack, attempting to complete the FIRST logo (red triangle, white circle, and blue square) then in the last 10 seconds robots need to release a “mini-bot” to race up a 12 foot pole as fast as possible. The game is played 3 robots against 3 robots. Alliance pairings foster relationships among teams that result in networking opportunities long after the competition is over. For the fourth year Rensselaer Technology Park has donated space for local FRC teams to build a full size practice field. This field provides an opportunity for teams to test out mechanisms and get valuable driver practice prior to regional competitions. Just before the robots need to be shipped to the Regional Competition Venue, teams from around Tech Valley are invited to exhibit their robots to the public. This is an opportunity for teams around Tech Valley to experience how the game will be played out with six robots on the field. This is also an opportunity for the community to learn about FIRST.
This February the park played host to teams from Albany High School, Ballston Spa High School, Colonie, Hudson High School, Shaker High School, Shenendehowa High School, and Rutland Vermont. The day was organized in a similar fashion to a FIRST Regional competiton, complete with music and lively spirited students dancing the Cotton-Eye Joe and YMCA for the crowd.
Many local luminaries were in attendance including FIRST Board member Elliot Masie, New York Assemblyman Bob Reilly, and Drs. Paul Schoch, and Larry Ruff from RPI. Following the exhibition teams packed their robots and shipped them off to the Regional Competiton sites. Teams will be competing in Manchester, the Finger Lakes, Hartford Connecticut, and Worcester Massachusetts in the coming weeks.
GREAT JOB TO ALL THE TEAMS THAT PARTICIPATED!
5th Annual Electronic Recycling Day for all Tech Park Tenants and Employees!
Thanks to all of the Tenants and Emplyoees in the park we were able to recycle over 10,000 lbs. of electronics!!! Included in the awesome recycle were computers, monitors, televisions, phone, laptops, printers, and the list continued...
Hope to see you all again Next year!!!
5th Annual MD Walk/Run/Ride in the Tech Park
May 2nd 2010
1st Annual Literacy Walk/Run at Rensselaer Technology Park
The Literacy Run/Walk 2010 consisted on a Children's Fun Run, Youth Mile, 5K Run/Walk and a great Awards Ceremony
find more about Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County at www.lvorc.org
Get Set!!!!! For the Children's fun Run
Next Date for the 2nd Run here in the Park is scheduled for May 1st 2011
Wednesday April 7th 2010 National Start! Walking Day
First Annual - RPI Tech Park Walk Hosted by WMHT
Thank you to all of the businesses and co-workers that got out and moving! It was nice to meet and see some new faces throughout the park.
Moving wtih great strides Treo Solutions is Almost Complete.
The layout and design of the two new facilities are intended to reflect the unique culture of their company and the cross discipline teamwork needed to provide customer focused services to their clients. The new buildings will reflect the architecture and scale of their existing building (to the right) which sweeps across the knoll at 125 Defreest Drive and all three are connected by enclosed breezeways. The buildings on each end will be office space and the middle building for web based client meetings, company provided meals and team meetings.
Treo Solutions is a healthcare information services company that helps clients develop and implement actionable performance improvement strategies through the use of information. Treo's revenue has quadrupled in the three fiscal years between 2005 and 2008 and staffing has been growing as well. Founder and CEO Bill Kelly, a graduate of RPI, stresses team building and camaraderie."culture cannot be something you simply cultivate in staff meetings".and is looking foward to the new space to enable that client and team first atmosphere.
Tech Park Hosts The 2010 Pinewood Derby
Pack 2529's Pinewood Derby event at the CCNI building in the Tech Park on Sunday, March 28.
Tech Park Hosts The 2010 Robotics Demonstration
Thank you for the great crowd that supported the young Robotics Teams!
More than 200 high school students competed on seven teams in the Tech Valley Third Robotics Showcase Exhibition which took place in the RPI Tech Park for the thrid year. The Exhibition was sponsored by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Chief Executives Network (CEN). Teams were challenged to create a robot that could pull a trailer and maneuver spherical objects with the goal of placing as many spheres in the opponents trailer as possible before the end of the round. They were given six weeks to create their robots. This Showcase Exhibition serves as practice for upcoming regional and national competitions.