Dream It. Do It. Minnesota receives $44,000 to support VEX Robotics

Bemidji, MN—Dream It. Do It. Minnesota is pleased to announce it has received $44,000 in sponsorships to support the Dream It. Do It. Minnesota VEX Robotics Tournaments for the 2015-2016 VEX Robotics season.

Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association provided $10,000 to seed 10 new teams this year across the state.

The Grainger Foundation, Park Industries, Ultra Machining Company (UMC), and Visual Edge are platinum sponsors; Coldspring is a gold sponsor;  Central McGowan, Central Minnesota Manufacturers Association, GNP, and IPM Inc. are friend sponsors for the Dream It. Do It. Minnesota State VEX Robotics Tournament, hosted by St. Cloud Technical and Community College at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud.

Central Boiler and DigiKey Electronics are gold sponsors and Philadelphia Macaroni Company is a silver sponsor for the Dream It. Do It. Northwest Minnesota VEX Robotics Tournament hosted by Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls.

There are five Dream It. Do It. Minnesota VEX Robotics Tournaments this season. Dream It. Do It. Minnesota, led by 360 Manufacturing Center of Excellence and supported by Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association, Midwest Manufacturers’ Association, and Tri-State Manufacturers’ Association, has led VEX Robotics in Minnesota, helping youth connect their interest in robotics to career opportunities in modern manufacturing.

“We thank these organizations for their support of VEX Robotics and Dream It. Do It. Minnesota,” states Shane Fjerstad, interim director of Dream It. Do It. Minnesota. “With their support, we are able to reach hundreds of youth, parents and educators through an interactive STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) event and connect them to educational and career opportunities in modern manufacturing.”

To learn more about Dream It. Do It. Minnesota, visit dreamitdoitmn.com.

About Dream It Do It Minnesota
Dream It. Do It. Minnesota, led by 360 Manufacturing Center of Excellence, collaborates with industry to promote careers in manufacturing in Minnesota. Dream It. Do It. Minnesota is also supported by Midwest Manufacturers’ Association, Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association, and Tri-State Manufacturers’ Association. To learn more about this program, visit dreamitdoitmn.com.