Events: The Edison
events throughout the year ranging from guest lectures to film showings
Edison Tech Center Events
Past and Present Click Here
Artifacts: We have
over 10,000 artifacts from
througout the electrical age. These are used by educators for teaching
and some items are on display where the public can see things up close.
websites and videos about engineering and its legacy for the public.
There are other on-site programs such as Electric City Bike Rescue and
one time events on prototyping, building things, and other topics, all
run by volunteers.
A Region built on Engineering:
1795 this region has attracted some of the
world's greatest engineers: Edison, Westinghouse, Thomson, Steinmetz,
Langmuir... just to name a few. It is home to the General Electric
Research Lab (GE Global Research Center), Knolls Atomic
Power Laboratory, Lockheed-Martin, RPI, Union College,
and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. Many of
the great developments in electrical and mechanical engineering were
discovered here in Schenectady at the GE Research Laboratory, founded
The "Edison" name and logo:
The Edison Tech Center is named as such due to Thomas
Edison's role as a globally well known engineer, and his historical
role in Schenectady where the ETC is based. The ETC logo depicts
electrons in orbit, the use of electricity by engineers of all types is
the central theme in all of our displays and online content.