Great visuals: Robots created by middle school, high school and college students battling each other; Free to the public. Sponsored by Dunwoody College of Technology.
WHAT: Teams pit 15lb robots against each other in head-to-head matches in an arena. The match lasts 3 minutes or until one robot is knocked out or taps out. The competition is double elimination and the winner will go on to the national competition held June 21-23 in Kansas City, Mo. For more details, see: http://www.midwestroboticsleague.org/
WHO: Teams comprised of at least 3 students (middle school, high school or college) and 1 technical adviser from across the Upper Midwest. Teams this year include entries from Waseca, Ramsey, Maplewood and even one coming all the way from Burlington, Ill.
WHEN: 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15 (championship match and awards ceremony starts at 4:30 p.m.)
WHERE: Sears Court in the Mall of America, Bloomington, Minn.
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public.
Al Jaedike, Principal Instructor of Engineering Drafting & Design
William Morris, Marketing Communications Specialist
About Dunwoody: Dunwoody College of Technology is the only private, not-for-profit, technical college in the Upper Midwest. For more, see www.dunwoody.edu or @dunwoodycollege on Twitter.
Last Wednesday (April 7), 47 volunteers from Dunwoody College traveled to Feed My Starving Children to pack meals. The volunteers packed 100 boxes — enough to feed 59 children for a year or over 21,000 meals.
The afternoon of service was organized by Dunwoody’s Student Government Association.
For more, view the Flickr photoset.
A total of 29 Dunwoody College students will be competing this weekend at the Minnesota regional tournament for SkillsUSA in a variety of contests. In addition, Dunwoody College will host the Internetworking Skills Contest at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 10, and the Telecommunications Cabling Contest (also at 8 a.m. Saturday). All contests and the awards ceremony are free and open to the public.
The competitions students will be competing in (plus the number of students participating) are:
Automotive Service Technology (2 , +1 alternate)
Residential Wiring (3)
Industrial Motor Control (3)
Telecommunications Wiring (2)
Collision Repair Technology (4)
Architectural Drafting (4)
Quiz Bowl (1 team)
Technical Math (5)
Blueprint Reading (3)
In addition, two Dunwoody Academy students will compete at the high school level: one in Automotive Service Technology and the other in Architectural Drafting. For a full schedule, download the Skills USA Minnesota PDF schedule.
Many thanks to Dunwoody SkillsUSA advisers Polly Friendshuh, Bridget Reynolds, Heather Gay, Austin Lutz, Denny Stenquist, Phil Yeager, Bob Brandon and Bruce Graffunder. And to Rob Bentz for hosting and judging the Internetworking contest and Phil Yeager for doing the same for the Telecommunications Cabling contest at Dunwoody. Should any Dunwoody students win the state competition, they will compete at the national SkillsUSA competition in June in Kansas City, MO.
In other SkillsUSA news, Senior Electrical Construction & Maintenance Instructor Polly Friendshuh has been named to the National Education Team for Residential Wiring.
On Thursday, Feb. 18, Dunwoody College hosted its Graphics and Printing Technology InternExpo. This event was a reverse job fair where the students are at booths with examples of their work and their resumes and professionals browse the lot to find their next company interns. The InternExpo began at 9 a.m. in The Hub. Click here to view photos of each student showcased at the event.
In conjunction with the InternExpo, Dunwoody hosted the Printing Industry of Minnesota’s (PIM) 2010 Print Showcase from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Decker Auditorium. The Showcase brought together printers, designers, print buyers, paper companies and advertisers to discuss latest on print, paper and finishing. For more information, visit the PIM 2010 Print Showcase website.
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. — Intern Expo in The Hub/Carlson Commons
1 – 5 p.m. — Print Showcase in the Decker Auditorium
2:15 – 3:00 p.m. — Session: Target Marekting Using VDP presented by Dr. John Leininger of Clemson University in the Holden Center
3:15 – 4:15 p.m. — Session: Pixel’s vs. Paper in the Holden Center
4:15 – 4:45 p.m. — Session: Turning Green presented by Paul Gutkowski, PIM Director of Safety & Environmental Services in the Holden Center