Biomedical Technology Camp @ Anoka Technical College
Jun 22 – Jun 23 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

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Medical Device Assembly & 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

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Dream It. Do It. VEX Robotics Camp @ Bemidji State University
Jul 10 @ 3:27 pm – Jul 15 @ 4:27 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.

Camp is currently full.  We are accepting names for the waiting list. Due to limited resources, we are unable to offer a second session.

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

Statewide Tour of Manufacturing
Oct 2 – 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.

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2017 Student Video Contest Voting
Apr 17 @ 5:06 pm – Apr 30 @ 6:06 pm

Voting is now open the second Dream It. Do It. Minnesota “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” Student Video Contest. Fifteen teams of students from seven schools in West Central Minnesota created and submitted videos answering the question, “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?”

The public can watch each video and vote for their favorite for the Viewers’ Choice Award from April 17-30. A panel of judges will also review the videos for additional awards. The Viewers’ Choice and the judged awards will be announced on May 2 at the Tri-State Manufacturers’ Association meeting and awards ceremony.

Student Video Contest Awards Ceremony
May 2 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Presented by Tri-State Manufacturers’ Association.

You’re invited to attend a free event on May 2:
• 4:30 PM Tour of ShoreMasters Plastics
• 5:30 PM Student Video Content Awards Ceremony

All registration needs to be completed by April 28.


To tour ShoreMaster Plastics is to dream of summer fun in the land of 10,000 Lakes. You will see how modular, rotationally molded, polyethylene floating dock systems designed with a slip-resistant brick patterned surface are created. Other molded products include dock furniture, a kayak and canoe launch, and swim rafts.

Tour location:
ShoreMaster Plastics
1025 International Drive
Fergus Falls, MN

Awards Ceremony:
The Dream It. Do It. Minnesota “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” Student Video Contest generates excitement and helps draw students to advanced manufacturing career paths. Join us as we celebrate these students and their discoveries to unveil “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” Pizza and soda will be served during the awards ceremony. Treats available for purchase at the concessions.

Awards Ceremony location:
A Center for the Arts
124 Lincoln Ave.
Fergus Falls, MN

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Digital Fabrication Camp and Engineering Lab @ Century College Engineering and Fab Lab
Jun 14 @ 9:30 am – Jun 16 @ 3:30 pm

This workshop is for girls only entering grades 8-12.

Learn digital fabrication tools:

  • Explore “hands-on” projects
  • 2D laser printers
  • 3D printing

Learn if Manufacturing Engineering is for you! Free lunch served.

Digital Fabrication & Engineering Lab @ Century College Engineering and Fab Lab
Jun 21 @ 9:30 am – Jul 21 @ 3:30 pm

Century College is offering four workshops to boys and girls:

Workshop June 21-23
Workshop June 28-30
Workshop July 5-7
Workshop July 12-14

For students entering grades 8-12.

Learn digital fabrication tools:

  • Explore “hands-on” projects
  • 2D laser printers
  • 3D printing

Learn if Manufacturing Engineering is for you! Free lunch served.

Summer Engineering and Manufacturing (SEaM) Camp @ Central Lakes College, Staples Main Campus
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm

SEaM camp is a one week adventure for students from 6th through 12th grade which gives them an opportunity to experience hands on electronics, rc motor controllers, computer aided drafting, manufacturing machining, and industrial robotics. From the first day of camp, students begin building their “battlebots” from kits having hundreds of parts. Each team of students assemble their robot in their own design for capabilities ranging from maneuvering and obstacle course to controlling weapons for “battlebot” wars in the competition held on the last day of camp. Lunch and camp shirts are provided. 

Camp Explore STEM Career Camp @ Winona State University
Jul 23 – Jul 28 all-day

Camp Explore is a residential overnight camp offering high school students hands-on, engaging activities to help them explore the many different STEM-industry careers available to them in key industry sectors, including:

  • Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering
  • Energy
  • Health Care
  • Agriculture
  • Transportation
  • Information Technology

Registration is now open; the registration fee is $480 (includes a non-refundable $30 fee).

This camp is a collaboration of the Centers of Excellence of Minnesota State.

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