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RIT hosts 'National Engineers Week' event

HENRIETTA, NY (WROC) - In honor of National Engineers Week, RIT hosted a family day on Wednesday with activities for kids.

Middle school students and their parents were invited to tour the mechanical engineering machine shop. They worked with staff in the AM Print Center and actually printed electronics on paper which they could then fold into tigers that had LED eyes that light up.

"Kids seem to think and most people seem to think that printing is just used for graphics for publications for magazines," says Bruce Kahn, RIT. "There's a whole other world of printing that can be used to make things that are functional, electronically functional."

The tigers use circuits made from silver which are printed onto the paper and a printed battery.

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