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Connecting job seekers, educators, and students with Minnesota manufacturers that are ready to hire new talent!

The best way to get your feet wet in manufacturing is to attend one of our events. Through tours, career fairs, robotics competitions, and other events you can get connected to the industry and learn more about a future in manufacturing.

Apr
16
Sat
Kids “Little-Vet” STEM Bunnies Clinic
Apr 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

*First ten families who pre-register get a  Disney Doc McStuffen’skids stethoscope at the event to take home PLUS a stuffed bunny.

WHO: Kids who are 5-10 years old who love animals and at least one parent/guardian.

WHAT: A fun introduction to STEM careers and skills in animal science while playing with stuffed bunnies and REAL rabbits

* Measuring height and weight and length
* Checking Vital Signs
* Providing basic first aid to a paw
* Trimming nails
* Ensuring healthy diet for bunnies
* Measuring water and feed
* Preventing injuries and illness
* Looking in a microscope
* Holding a bunny safely
* Cleaning water bottles and food dishes

WHERE:  Each session has a different location, so check your RSVP email
WHEN: Saturday session

WHY: Help get kids excited about science, technology, engineering and math, while learning about bunnies

COST: This class is offered as a thank you to any family who donates $45 or more to our nonprofit. You may use a credit card or Paypal here: Online Donations. Additionally you may mail your donation to STEM Bunnies PO Box 20725, Bloomington MN 55420 to complete your pre-registration.

To register and find out more information today go to the website provided above.

Headwaters Science Center Presents: Saturday Science @ Bemidji State University
Apr 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join Headwaters Science Center from 2 to 3 pm on April 16th for Saturday Science at Bridgeman Hall on the Bemidji State University campus.  The School of Technology Art & Design and 360 Manufacturing & Applied Engineering Center of Excellence will demonstrate and inform about exciting technologies and career opportunities in advanced manufacturing.  There is no cost for this program and everyone is invited.
The School of Technology, Art & Design offers a variety of programs that span the application of technology, art and design.  Courses nurture the development of individual creative expression, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
 
360 is an innovative, collaborative effort between education and industry to recruit, educate, and train workers for dynamic careers in advanced manufacturing.
The Headwaters Science Center (HSC) was founded in 1994 to provide hands-on science and technology exploration in northern Minnesota.  HSC is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission “to provide opportunities for hands-on science engagement and enjoyment for children, adults, and community organizations.”  
 
May
3
Tue
Robotics Showcase
May 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Who should attend?

Robotics teams members, mentors, parents, k-12 administrators, teachers, counselors, TSMA members and friends!

Jun
13
Mon
STEM Camp Sponsored by Boston Scientific @ Dunwoody College of Technology
Jun 13 @ 8:30 am – Jun 16 @ 4:00 pm

Dunwoody’s Robotics & Manufacturing department invites high school students entering their junior and senior years to explore various STEM programs and careers. Learn from technicians, engineers, students, and instructors through short lectures and demonstrations followed by hands-on projects.

Robostorm 2016 @ Northland Technical and Community College
Jun 13 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 14 @ 4:45 pm
Jun
14
Tue
Robotics Camp @ SCC North Mankato Campu
Jun 14 @ 3:26 pm – 4:26 pm

Grades 7-12

 

Jun
15
Wed
Girls Stem Camp @ SCC North Mankato Campus
Jun 15 @ 3:27 pm – 4:27 pm

 

This camp, specially geared for girls and taught by female instructors, provides fun, hands-on “Science, Technology, Engineering and Math” (STEM) experience. Join us for a highly interactive day of playing with electronics while creating a wearable art project on a t-shirt (provided). Using sound or vibration sensors, watch your creation come alive. You will learn to design with colorful LEDs, solder wires, and program your art.

 

 

Grade 9-12

Jun
16
Thu
Make it Manufacturing Camp @ SCC Faribault Campus
Jun 16 all-day

Now’s your chance to try your hand at making a unique project using specialized tools and machinery from our Computer Integrated Machining and other Advanced Manufacturing programs

 

 

Grades 9-12

Jun
17
Fri
Make it Manufacturing @ SCC North Mankato Campus
Jun 17 @ 3:33 pm – 4:33 pm

 

Now’s your chance to try your hand at making a unique project using specialized tools and machinery from our Computer Integrated Machining and other Advanced Manufacturing programs

 

 

Grades 9-12

Jun
20
Mon
Advanced Manufacturing Camp @ Anoka Technical College
Jun 20 @ 8:30 am – Jun 21 @ 9:00 am

The Advanced Manufacturing Camp will introduce students to the manufacturing industry with real “hands-on” projects and an industry tour.  Interested in being a design engineer, machinist or welder? During camp, students will use some of the same equipment those working in the industry utilize to create and manufacturer their own designs.  On the industry tour, students will learn how a design becomes an actual manufactured product.

This is a great introduction to manufacturing and the many highly skilled careers in this industry.  If you want to join the “Maker Generation” this is the camp for you!

For students 13-15 years old

Camp Flyer

Jun
21
Tue
RoboTek @ Northland Community and Technical College
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – Jun 23 @ 4:00 pm
Jun
22
Wed
Biomedical Technology Camp @ Anoka Technical College
Jun 22 all-day

Biomedical Technology touches lives each day from a simple bandage to a high-tech pacemaker.   Minnesota is known as “Medical Alley” and is home to over 400 FDA regulated medical device companies (OEM’s and component manufacturers) and the corporate headquarters of some of the largest medical device manufacturers in the world.  At camp, students will learn how devices are used to treat and diagnose medical conditions. Tour local a medical device manufacturer and see the advanced manufacturing that goes into making medical device components and actual devices.

Students will have a chance to run a laser marking system, learn about sensors & robotics and participate in a lab dissection.  (Students are not required to participate in the lab dissection if they feel uncomfortable.)  Students will also learn about all the exciting career opportunities in the medical device field from Biomedical Engineers who design medical products to Biomedical Equipment Technicians who repair and maintain the life-saving medical equipment.

Available for students 13-15 years old

Camp Flyer

Jun
26
Sun
3D Design and Printing Camp @ Winona State University
Jun 26 @ 3:30 pm – Jul 1 @ 2:00 pm

The Winona State University 3D Design and Printing Camp is a residential camp offering high school students hands on education in 3D design and printing. The camp is designed for students entering grades 9, 10, 11, and 12, and will take place in the beautiful campus of WSU. The camp draws from the multi-disciplinary fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) to introduce high school students to the innovative world of 3D prototype design.

Jun
27
Mon
Medical Device Assembly and Inspection Camp @ Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Jun 27 – Jun 28 all-day

Want to investigate a possible career that is making a difference and is “changing” lives?  If so, a career in the medical device industry might be a perfect fit for you.  The Medical Device Assembly and Inspection Camp will give students a glimpse of some entry-level careers in the medical device industry. Students will learn how to use a microscope to build, and inspect, a medical device part.  Students will be trained on proper gowning procedures and how to enter, and exit, a clean room.

This camp is a great opportunity for students to discover fulfilling jobs, with great pay, that have educational pathways to advance their careers in the medical device industry.

Monday, June 27, 2016 and Tuesday, June 28, 2016
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Open for students 16-18 year olds

Camp Flyer

Robotics
Jun 27 @ 6:32 pm – Jul 1 @ 7:32 pm

Young engineers discover how to design, build and program robots as they work to investigate key concepts such as gear ratios, locomotion and energy–and dream up their own awesome robots using the acclaimed LEGO® MINDSTORMS® RCX robotics kit. Campers will explore the mechanical and electrical engineering that makes robots possible while building the OWI Robot. This camp is designed to inspire young people and develop an early interest in robotics engineering and technology.

Ages 12-15

Jul
10
Sun
Dream It. Do It. MN VEX Robotics Camp @ Bemidji State University
Jul 10 @ 3:30 pm – Jul 15 @ 5:00 pm

Open to students entering grades 8-12, the Dream It. Do It. Minnesota VEX Robotics Summer Camp will be July 10-July 15 at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota.

Campers will be divided into small teams and experience a “mini” VEX Robotics season. They will work with programming, power sources, motors and sensors, design software, and more. They will also tour a manufacturer to see how robotics is used in industry.

Registration for this camp has filled. We are accepting names for the waiting list.

Contact Jessica Gehrke at 218-755-2209 or jgehrke@bemidjistate.edu for information.

Refund policy: We ask that participants registered by 4/19/16 contact us by 4/29/16 if they need to cancel. Anyone who registers after this date has up to two weeks until 6/10/16 after they receive a confirmation email from 360 to request a refund. We unable to process any refunds after 6/10/16.

Robotics Summer Camp brochure

Jul
18
Mon
Camp Invention @ Central Lakes College
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – Jul 22 @ 3:30 pm

Be Sure YOUR Child is a Part of Something Big This Summer with our Epic Program!

Click a module to expand its summary:

CrickoBot™

Children explore circuitry as they make and adopt a robotic cricket fueled by a solar cell. CrickoBot™ merges STEM concepts and real-world challenges to introduce children to a whole new world.

Epic Park™

Angel Investor and her Partner Ed Venture have just purchased Epic Park, located on a pristine island that has rainforest areas, waterfalls, sandy desert stretches, steep cliffs and rolling hills that lead to the ocean. Participants will sketch up their best blueprints and clean energy designs that will win over Angel and Ed for the chance to be Epic Park co-owners and operators all while exploring principles of entrepreneurship and physics.

I Can Invent: Maker Studio™

Participants reverse engineer machines to uncover the parts and pieces they will use to make big innovations. Upcycling and re-powering gears, motors, magnets and other gadgetry, they develop their own patent-worthy prototypes.

The Lab: Where Pigs Fly and Anything is Possible™

Children see themselves as scientists, programmers and biologists testing out more than one dozen experiments in the Camp Invention Laboratories. Every day is something new; from demolition and cup tower explosions, to programming and coding, to the chemistry of polymer slime and spinning disco ball circuits.

 

Aug
1
Mon
Engineer Lego Boats
Aug 1 @ 6:21 pm – Aug 5 @ 7:21 pm

All aboard the fastest water vessel in LEGO® City! Power up your engineering skills to construct boats that actually float! Apply real-world concepts in physics and mechanical engineering as you work with different propulsion systems; from paddles to propellers and much more. You’ll be using LEGO® Technic pieces and electric motors to build the fastest boat to race against your friends!

Aug
8
Mon
VEX Robotics Summer Camp @ South Central College
Aug 8 @ 8:30 am – Aug 12 @ 4:30 pm
Aug
25
Thu
STEM Day MN State Fair @ Minnesota State Fair
Aug 25 all-day

STEM education providers will be at Carousel Park  at the Minnesota State fair to engage thousands of children, parents, and grandparents with hands-on activities.

Dream it. Do it. MN will have a booth set up to help promote the Build it Better game app and Youth OutReach Toolkits.

Oct
4
Tue
Statewide Tour of Manufacturing
Oct 4 – Oct 8 all-day

The Statewide Tour of Manufacturing offers schools, families, and the general public a chance to see how modern manufacturing is high-tech and innovative.

For more information go to:

tourofmanufacturingmn.com 

Nov
14
Mon
Girls, Science, and Technology @ Science Museum of Minnesota
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 am

Tomorrow’s scientists start today
Join Fox 9 and prominent female scientists from around the state for this important community event. It’s a brilliant and fun opportunity for girls to be introduced to the exciting worlds of science and technology.

 

Demonstrations and hands-on experiments

  • Learn how lungs work with ventilated pig lungs
  • Explore mathematics and learn how to calculate probability and percentages
  • Manipulate medical guidewires and stylets through human anatomy models
  • Bring magic to life with sensors and 3D printers, and learn how sensors improve and assist with our lives on a daily basis
  • Explore the properties of air with hands-on windbag activity
  • Touch real pig hearts and learn about the wild world of the heart
  • Play dentist and apply sealants to plastic teeth models
  • Create your own hoop glider and fly it down a runway
  • Discover what’s inside your mouth with intra-oral cameras
  • Learn about the mechanics and technology of robots with FIRST Tech Challenge
  • Find out what it’s like to do a weather forecast on the Fox 9 Green Screen

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Apr
16
Sat
Kids “Little-Vet” STEM Bunnies Clinic
Apr 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

*First ten families who pre-register get a  Disney Doc McStuffen’skids stethoscope at the event to take home PLUS a stuffed bunny.

WHO: Kids who are 5-10 years old who love animals and at least one parent/guardian.

WHAT: A fun introduction to STEM careers and skills in animal science while playing with stuffed bunnies and REAL rabbits

* Measuring height and weight and length
* Checking Vital Signs
* Providing basic first aid to a paw
* Trimming nails
* Ensuring healthy diet for bunnies
* Measuring water and feed
* Preventing injuries and illness
* Looking in a microscope
* Holding a bunny safely
* Cleaning water bottles and food dishes

WHERE:  Each session has a different location, so check your RSVP email
WHEN: Saturday session

WHY: Help get kids excited about science, technology, engineering and math, while learning about bunnies

COST: This class is offered as a thank you to any family who donates $45 or more to our nonprofit. You may use a credit card or Paypal here: Online Donations. Additionally you may mail your donation to STEM Bunnies PO Box 20725, Bloomington MN 55420 to complete your pre-registration.

To register and find out more information today go to the website provided above.

Headwaters Science Center Presents: Saturday Science @ Bemidji State University
Apr 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join Headwaters Science Center from 2 to 3 pm on April 16th for Saturday Science at Bridgeman Hall on the Bemidji State University campus.  The School of Technology Art & Design and 360 Manufacturing & Applied Engineering Center of Excellence will demonstrate and inform about exciting technologies and career opportunities in advanced manufacturing.  There is no cost for this program and everyone is invited.
The School of Technology, Art & Design offers a variety of programs that span the application of technology, art and design.  Courses nurture the development of individual creative expression, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
 
360 is an innovative, collaborative effort between education and industry to recruit, educate, and train workers for dynamic careers in advanced manufacturing.
The Headwaters Science Center (HSC) was founded in 1994 to provide hands-on science and technology exploration in northern Minnesota.  HSC is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission “to provide opportunities for hands-on science engagement and enjoyment for children, adults, and community organizations.”  
 
May
3
Tue
Robotics Showcase
May 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Who should attend?

Robotics teams members, mentors, parents, k-12 administrators, teachers, counselors, TSMA members and friends!

Jun
13
Mon
STEM Camp Sponsored by Boston Scientific @ Dunwoody College of Technology
Jun 13 @ 8:30 am – Jun 16 @ 4:00 pm

Dunwoody’s Robotics & Manufacturing department invites high school students entering their junior and senior years to explore various STEM programs and careers. Learn from technicians, engineers, students, and instructors through short lectures and demonstrations followed by hands-on projects.

Robostorm 2016 @ Northland Technical and Community College
Jun 13 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 14 @ 4:45 pm
Jun
14
Tue
Robotics Camp @ SCC North Mankato Campu
Jun 14 @ 3:26 pm – 4:26 pm

Grades 7-12

 

Jun
15
Wed
Girls Stem Camp @ SCC North Mankato Campus
Jun 15 @ 3:27 pm – 4:27 pm

 

This camp, specially geared for girls and taught by female instructors, provides fun, hands-on “Science, Technology, Engineering and Math” (STEM) experience. Join us for a highly interactive day of playing with electronics while creating a wearable art project on a t-shirt (provided). Using sound or vibration sensors, watch your creation come alive. You will learn to design with colorful LEDs, solder wires, and program your art.

 

 

Grade 9-12

Jun
16
Thu
Make it Manufacturing Camp @ SCC Faribault Campus
Jun 16 all-day

Now’s your chance to try your hand at making a unique project using specialized tools and machinery from our Computer Integrated Machining and other Advanced Manufacturing programs

 

 

Grades 9-12

Jun
17
Fri
Make it Manufacturing @ SCC North Mankato Campus
Jun 17 @ 3:33 pm – 4:33 pm

 

Now’s your chance to try your hand at making a unique project using specialized tools and machinery from our Computer Integrated Machining and other Advanced Manufacturing programs

 

 

Grades 9-12

Jun
20
Mon
Advanced Manufacturing Camp @ Anoka Technical College
Jun 20 @ 8:30 am – Jun 21 @ 9:00 am

The Advanced Manufacturing Camp will introduce students to the manufacturing industry with real “hands-on” projects and an industry tour.  Interested in being a design engineer, machinist or welder? During camp, students will use some of the same equipment those working in the industry utilize to create and manufacturer their own designs.  On the industry tour, students will learn how a design becomes an actual manufactured product.

This is a great introduction to manufacturing and the many highly skilled careers in this industry.  If you want to join the “Maker Generation” this is the camp for you!

For students 13-15 years old

Camp Flyer

Jun
21
Tue
RoboTek @ Northland Community and Technical College
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – Jun 23 @ 4:00 pm
Jun
22
Wed
Biomedical Technology Camp @ Anoka Technical College
Jun 22 all-day

Biomedical Technology touches lives each day from a simple bandage to a high-tech pacemaker.   Minnesota is known as “Medical Alley” and is home to over 400 FDA regulated medical device companies (OEM’s and component manufacturers) and the corporate headquarters of some of the largest medical device manufacturers in the world.  At camp, students will learn how devices are used to treat and diagnose medical conditions. Tour local a medical device manufacturer and see the advanced manufacturing that goes into making medical device components and actual devices.

Students will have a chance to run a laser marking system, learn about sensors & robotics and participate in a lab dissection.  (Students are not required to participate in the lab dissection if they feel uncomfortable.)  Students will also learn about all the exciting career opportunities in the medical device field from Biomedical Engineers who design medical products to Biomedical Equipment Technicians who repair and maintain the life-saving medical equipment.

Available for students 13-15 years old

Camp Flyer

Jun
26
Sun
3D Design and Printing Camp @ Winona State University
Jun 26 @ 3:30 pm – Jul 1 @ 2:00 pm

The Winona State University 3D Design and Printing Camp is a residential camp offering high school students hands on education in 3D design and printing. The camp is designed for students entering grades 9, 10, 11, and 12, and will take place in the beautiful campus of WSU. The camp draws from the multi-disciplinary fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) to introduce high school students to the innovative world of 3D prototype design.

Jun
27
Mon
Medical Device Assembly and Inspection Camp @ Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Jun 27 – Jun 28 all-day

Want to investigate a possible career that is making a difference and is “changing” lives?  If so, a career in the medical device industry might be a perfect fit for you.  The Medical Device Assembly and Inspection Camp will give students a glimpse of some entry-level careers in the medical device industry. Students will learn how to use a microscope to build, and inspect, a medical device part.  Students will be trained on proper gowning procedures and how to enter, and exit, a clean room.

This camp is a great opportunity for students to discover fulfilling jobs, with great pay, that have educational pathways to advance their careers in the medical device industry.

Monday, June 27, 2016 and Tuesday, June 28, 2016
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Open for students 16-18 year olds

Camp Flyer

Robotics
Jun 27 @ 6:32 pm – Jul 1 @ 7:32 pm

Young engineers discover how to design, build and program robots as they work to investigate key concepts such as gear ratios, locomotion and energy–and dream up their own awesome robots using the acclaimed LEGO® MINDSTORMS® RCX robotics kit. Campers will explore the mechanical and electrical engineering that makes robots possible while building the OWI Robot. This camp is designed to inspire young people and develop an early interest in robotics engineering and technology.

Ages 12-15

Jul
10
Sun
Dream It. Do It. MN VEX Robotics Camp @ Bemidji State University
Jul 10 @ 3:30 pm – Jul 15 @ 5:00 pm

Open to students entering grades 8-12, the Dream It. Do It. Minnesota VEX Robotics Summer Camp will be July 10-July 15 at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota.

Campers will be divided into small teams and experience a “mini” VEX Robotics season. They will work with programming, power sources, motors and sensors, design software, and more. They will also tour a manufacturer to see how robotics is used in industry.

Registration for this camp has filled. We are accepting names for the waiting list.

Contact Jessica Gehrke at 218-755-2209 or jgehrke@bemidjistate.edu for information.

Refund policy: We ask that participants registered by 4/19/16 contact us by 4/29/16 if they need to cancel. Anyone who registers after this date has up to two weeks until 6/10/16 after they receive a confirmation email from 360 to request a refund. We unable to process any refunds after 6/10/16.

Robotics Summer Camp brochure

Jul
18
Mon
Camp Invention @ Central Lakes College
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – Jul 22 @ 3:30 pm

Be Sure YOUR Child is a Part of Something Big This Summer with our Epic Program!

Click a module to expand its summary:

CrickoBot™

Children explore circuitry as they make and adopt a robotic cricket fueled by a solar cell. CrickoBot™ merges STEM concepts and real-world challenges to introduce children to a whole new world.

Epic Park™

Angel Investor and her Partner Ed Venture have just purchased Epic Park, located on a pristine island that has rainforest areas, waterfalls, sandy desert stretches, steep cliffs and rolling hills that lead to the ocean. Participants will sketch up their best blueprints and clean energy designs that will win over Angel and Ed for the chance to be Epic Park co-owners and operators all while exploring principles of entrepreneurship and physics.

I Can Invent: Maker Studio™

Participants reverse engineer machines to uncover the parts and pieces they will use to make big innovations. Upcycling and re-powering gears, motors, magnets and other gadgetry, they develop their own patent-worthy prototypes.

The Lab: Where Pigs Fly and Anything is Possible™

Children see themselves as scientists, programmers and biologists testing out more than one dozen experiments in the Camp Invention Laboratories. Every day is something new; from demolition and cup tower explosions, to programming and coding, to the chemistry of polymer slime and spinning disco ball circuits.

 

Aug
1
Mon
Engineer Lego Boats
Aug 1 @ 6:21 pm – Aug 5 @ 7:21 pm

All aboard the fastest water vessel in LEGO® City! Power up your engineering skills to construct boats that actually float! Apply real-world concepts in physics and mechanical engineering as you work with different propulsion systems; from paddles to propellers and much more. You’ll be using LEGO® Technic pieces and electric motors to build the fastest boat to race against your friends!

Aug
8
Mon
VEX Robotics Summer Camp @ South Central College
Aug 8 @ 8:30 am – Aug 12 @ 4:30 pm
Aug
25
Thu
STEM Day MN State Fair @ Minnesota State Fair
Aug 25 all-day

STEM education providers will be at Carousel Park  at the Minnesota State fair to engage thousands of children, parents, and grandparents with hands-on activities.

Dream it. Do it. MN will have a booth set up to help promote the Build it Better game app and Youth OutReach Toolkits.

Oct
4
Tue
Statewide Tour of Manufacturing
Oct 4 – Oct 8 all-day

The Statewide Tour of Manufacturing offers schools, families, and the general public a chance to see how modern manufacturing is high-tech and innovative.

For more information go to:

tourofmanufacturingmn.com 

Nov
14
Mon
Girls, Science, and Technology @ Science Museum of Minnesota
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 am

Tomorrow’s scientists start today
Join Fox 9 and prominent female scientists from around the state for this important community event. It’s a brilliant and fun opportunity for girls to be introduced to the exciting worlds of science and technology.

 

Demonstrations and hands-on experiments

  • Learn how lungs work with ventilated pig lungs
  • Explore mathematics and learn how to calculate probability and percentages
  • Manipulate medical guidewires and stylets through human anatomy models
  • Bring magic to life with sensors and 3D printers, and learn how sensors improve and assist with our lives on a daily basis
  • Explore the properties of air with hands-on windbag activity
  • Touch real pig hearts and learn about the wild world of the heart
  • Play dentist and apply sealants to plastic teeth models
  • Create your own hoop glider and fly it down a runway
  • Discover what’s inside your mouth with intra-oral cameras
  • Learn about the mechanics and technology of robots with FIRST Tech Challenge
  • Find out what it’s like to do a weather forecast on the Fox 9 Green Screen