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Check Out Our Sessions
for January 20th, 2022

196 Registered Participants

Forensic Investigations

Partnered with:

Business Contact: Gregg Neumann

Located in Room: 406
23 of 27 Seats Taken


During this class families will have the opportunity to explore how the Apple Valley Police Department collects evidence, in particular fingerprints. Families will identify patterns in their own fingerprints and then use that new knowledge to dust different pieces of evidence for prints. Hopefully the new expertise will be able to help us solve a variety of open cases.

 

Teacher Contact: Hutcheson, P.

Session is Available

FAB-LAB-ulous Designs

Partnered with:

Business Contact: Chad Fleischman & Benjamin Cline

Located in Room: 516
30 of 30 Seats Taken


Come experience design and fabrication in the Fab Lab! Personalized vinyl decals, 3D prints, and laser cut acrylic will be combined into a custom product participants get to leave with. Presented by the local custom metalwork company, BTD.

 

Teacher Contact: Podmers & Warburton

Session is FULL

Design with a Purpose

Partnered with:

Business Contact: Tom Schoen

Located in Room: 211
15 of 30 Seats Taken


Get a crash course in the kind of collaborative projects students work on all the time at VMSS. We will be working in teams to develop logos, advertisements, and corporate swag for one of our business partners. If you are ready to learn some new technology, embrace your artistic side, and creatively problem-solve, this is the place to be!

 

Teacher Contact: Bettini, R.

Session is Available

Storm Water & Erosion Control

Partnered with:

Business Contact: Tomi Adeola

Located in Room: 405
11 of 25 Seats Taken


This ISG demonstration will have 2 parts. To show the efficacy of different filtration media at removing sediment and other contaminants from stormwater and to show the processes and effects of erosion. The demonstration will illustrate different methods of erosion control and stormwater pollution prevention using Best Management Practices in the civil industry. We will also display the effects of soil erosion and stormwater pollution on our environment. A side slope demonstration in the lab will be set up to show the effects of running water at various degrees of slope and runoff flow rates. This will give a visual representation of which parameters contribute to the severity of erosion. A sediment filtration unit will be used to show how various filtration media can remove sediment and how each method is able to combine with the others to achieve the best result. This will show the strengths and weaknesses of each method and what applications they are most suited for. The taps in the science lab will serve as a water source for all the demonstrations while all other necessary materials will be provided.

 

Teacher Contact: Pelinka & Carruthers

Session is Available

Explore 3D Printing

Partnered with:

Business Contact: Jesse Roitenberg

Located in Room: 201
28 of 30 Seats Taken


Learn about different types of 3D printing with employees from Stratasys, a world leader in 3D printing. Session will provide an opportunity to create your own 3D design using different web-based design programs that can also be accessed at home. Participants will be able to have their designs printed in the VMSS Fab Lab.

 

Teacher Contact: Martin, B.

Session is FULL

Latin American food made easy!

Partnered with:

Business Contact: Mike LaGuire & Ryan Mayer

Located in Room: 511
23 of 30 Seats Taken


Mason Jar Kitchen Presents... learn how to make traditional and plant based El Salvadorian pupusas with Chef Gerver Blanco. You will also have the opportunity to learn how to flavor and sample aguas frescas with Liz Muñoz.

 

Teacher Contact: Vaillancourt, J.

Session is Available

Graphic Designer for a Night

Partnered with:

Business Contact: Thomas Manthe

Located in Room: 513
15 of 30 Seats Taken


Come experience what it is like to be a Graphic Designer, from the initial concept to the final product! Partnering with Vomela, a local Graphics company, you will use the Collaborative Design process to design and concept, test it out and finally create your product. You will be provided various art supplies to create your designs and bring them to life. Ms. Schendel will be able to assist in anyway possible to help get your artistic flow going!

 

Teacher Contact: Schendel, K.

Session is Available

Forensic Investigations

Partnered with:

Business Contact: Gregg Neumann

Located in Room: 406
26 of 27 Seats Taken


During this class families will have the opportunity to explore how the Apple Valley Police Department collects evidence, in particular fingerprints. Families will identify patterns in their own fingerprints and then use that new knowledge to dust different pieces of evidence for prints. Hopefully the new expertise will be able to help us solve a variety of open cases.

 

Teacher Contact: Hutcheson, P.

Session is Available

FAB-LAB-ulous Designs

Partnered with:

Business Contact: Chad Fleischman & Benjamin Cline

Located in Room: 516
28 of 30 Seats Taken


Come experience design and fabrication in the Fab Lab! Personalized vinyl decals, 3D prints, and laser cut acrylic will be combined into a custom product participants get to leave with. Presented by the local custom metalwork company, BTD.

 

Teacher Contact: Podmers & Warburton

Session is Available

Building the Railroad & Sustainable Transportation

Partnered with:

Business Contact: Jason DeMoe

Located in Room: 204
8 of 30 Seats Taken


During the 1800s the United States believed it was their destiny to expand from the East to West Coast. How would citizens get all the way across all of that land? In this course you will use the VMSS STEM collaborative design process to create the Transcontinential Railroad. You will also learn more about sustainable transportation practices of today, from Minnesota Valley Transit Authority.

 

Teacher Contact: Latham, B.

Session is Available

Explore 3D Printing

Partnered with:

Business Contact: Jesse Toitenberg

Located in Room: 201
30 of 30 Seats Taken


Learn about different types of 3D printing with employees from Stratasys, a world leader in 3D printing. Session will provide an opportunity to create your own 3D design using different web-based design programs that can also be accessed at home. Participants will be able to have their designs printed in the VMSS Fab Lab.

 

Teacher Contact: Martin, B.

Session is FULL

Latin American food made easy!

Partnered with:

Business Contact: Mike LaGuire & Ryan Mayer

Located in Room: 511
23 of 30 Seats Taken


Mason Jar Kitchen Presents... learn how to make traditional and plant based El Salvadorian pupusas with Chef Gerver Blanco. You will also have the opportunity to learn how to flavor and sample aguas frescas with Liz Muñoz.

 

Teacher Contact: Vaillancourt, J.

Session is Available

Graphic Designer for a Night

Partnered with:

Business Contact: Thomas Manthe

Located in Room: 513
22 of 30 Seats Taken


Come experience what it is like to be a Graphic Designer, from the initial concept to the final product! Partnering with Vomela, a local Graphics company, you will use the Collaborative Design process to design and concept, test it out and finally create your product. You will be provided various art supplies to create your designs and bring them to life. Ms. Schendel will be able to assist in anyway possible to help get your artistic flow going!

 

Teacher Contact: Schendel, K.

Session is Available

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