MNCEME staff had the opportunity to volunteer at and sponsor the Minnesota Technology and Engineering Educators Assocation Supermileage Competition held at Brainerd International Raceway on May 8-10. The objective of the competition, which is in its 28th year, is to provide a challenge of classroom learning experience together with ingenuity and teamwork to produce the most fuel efficient vehicle. Competition classes included stock, modified, E-85, experimental, exhibition, and electric. This year’s competition included 105 cars from Minnesota and Wisconsin. The competition was spectacular with students and their developing winning cars averaging over 1,000 miles per gallon of fuel!!!
On April 25 MNCEME was proud to participate in Under the Tent hosted by AgCentric and Southern Minnesota Center of Agriculture at the MN State FFA Convention. The event was an opportunity to interact with over 2,000 FFA students about opportunities in engineering and manufacturing. Haldeman-Homme Inc. attended the event in conjunction with MNCEME showing students 3D printers and laser-engravers and discussing opportunities associated with the technology.
On April 5th, MNCEME was proud to host its first ever MIDDLE SCHOOL Rube Goldberg Machine Competition at Minnesota State University, Mankato. It was a great event with extremely enthusiastic competitors. The winning team was Monkeying Around from Chatfield, MN followed by HyperIntelligent from Cologne Academy in second place and in third place the Pipe Busters from Kingsland