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National Manufacturing Day will be celebrated at Farmingdale State College’s Lupton Hall on Friday, October 3, with demonstrations and tours of the campus manufacturing facilities.  National Manufacturing Day is designed to convey to the public the large market for manufacturing careers and manufacturing’s value to the U.S. economy.

The centerpiece of the day’s events is a tour of the college’s automated manufacturing facilities in Lupton Hall, home of the Institute for Research and Technology Transfer (IRTT) and the School of Engineering Technology which includes the Departments of Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering Technology.  Demonstrations will showcase the innovations that make up advanced manufacturing at Farmingdale State College.  Tours will take place from 9 – 11 AM.  Campus activities are co-sponsored by LIFT (Long Island Forum for Technology).

 The School of Engineering Technology at Farmingdale has a long history of training manufacturing engineering technology professionals in support of manufacturing on Long Island – a vital contributor to the local economy.

 The School enrolls over 1,800 students in the Departments of Architecture / Construction, Aviation Administration, Professional Pilot, Computer Engineering / Telecommunications / Software Technology, Criminal Justice, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical / Manufacturing Engineering Technology, and the Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center which oversees the Solar Carport / Charging Station, the Wind Turbines, Solar Energy Center and the Energy Efficient House.  A 20 aircraft fleet is maintained at the Aviation Center just south of the campus. The Institute for Research and Technology Transfer and the RESC offer unique opportunities in renewable energy research.

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