EDUCATION &
COMMUNITY OUTREACH

EDUCATION & COMMUNITY OUTREACH

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YMG

(952) 995-2000

This committee is run through the section's Younger Member Group.  

We organize all education and community outreach events for the MN Section and YMG.  These events include STEM programs at local schools, Future Cities mentoring and judging, Engineer's Week activities, and other events depending on the committees interests.  We are always looking for new and existing ways to reach out to the community to show how exiting engineering can be.  See the information below for volunteer opportunities and contact information.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

We are beginning to plan our second annual Build’em & Bust’em toothpick bridge competition and civil engineering exploration day for February 2015. If you would be interested in helping organize the event, donating to the event, or know of schools that would be interested, please contact Jimmy Bennett (jbennett@braunintertec.com).

Build’em & Bust’em 2015

The Future City Competition is a national competition in which teams of 6th to 8th grade students discuss, design, and build model cities of the future. Beginning in September, students work as a team guided by an educator and engineer mentor to plan cities using SimCityTM software, write a research paper proposing solutions to an engineering problem, build tabletop scale models with recycled materials, and present their ideas before judges at Regional Competitions in January. Orientation for engineer mentors is September 24 or October 2. Commitment varies from weekly to monthly depending on the team and mentor’s availability. Students are usually fairly independently working on their SimCities until they are due in mid-November. For more information or to register as a mentor see http://futurecity.org/engineers.

Future Cities Mentor