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360° is building a pipeline of talented individuals for the advanced manufacturing industry. Through education and events, we promote the industry and provide opportunities to individuals at all levels—from middle school age to adult workers. Take part in an event today and see for yourself what 360° can do for you.

Upcoming events 


Imagine It, Design It, Create It
Date: June 10-13, June 17-20, & June 24-27, 2014
Host: Saint Paul College, St. Paul, MN
Contact: Richard Wold, 651-846-1412 or or David Widmyer, 651-846-1380 or

Participants are introduced to manufacturing and engineering, using computer integrated technology such as CAD, CAM, and CNC programming during this day camp. They also work with product development, plastic technology, electronics, and 3D printing. They design components, create prototypes, and manufacture products. Open to students in grades 9-11. 

Robo Storm
Date: June 11-12, 2014 in Thief River Falls, MN & June 16-17, 2014 in East Grand Forks, MN
Host: Northland Community and Technical College
Contact: Kirsten Michalke, 218-683-8647 or or Andrew Dahlen, 218-683-8673 or

Youth have a chance to learn about technology and advanced engineering in a fun environment. Students will design, build, and program LEGO® Mindstorm® robotics to meet specific challenges. They will also have the opportunity for a tour in advanced manufacturing and see how technologies similar to the LEGO® Mindstorm® robots are used to manufacture and engineer products. Their experience will also help develop their skills and confidence in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Open to grades 5-8. 

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Gear Up for Summer STEM
Date: June 16-20 & June 23-27, 2014
Host: Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park, MN
Contact: Mike McGee, 763-488-2648 or

Students have the chance to develop their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and learn about advanced manufacturing. Activities include working with design, 3D printing, and robotics. 


Date: June 17, 2014
Host: South Central College, North Mankato

Are you interested in robotics? Have you been thinking about joining an FTC or VEX team? If you want to learn more, this camp’s for you. Design, build and program a robot in a day! Working in small groups, students will use the Tetrix/Mindstorms kits and the RobotC programming language to solve a challenge. Students who complete this course will be solid contributors to any competitive robotics teams whether they be VEX or FTC teams.
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Dates: June 23-27, 2014
Host: South Central College, North Mankato
Guitars in the classroom? Absolutely!! Students will construct their own unique solid body electric guitar as an innovative vehicle for teaching the concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The participants will learn woodworking, sanding, and finishing techniques as well as electronics, soldering, and intonation. When completed, you will have your own custom guitar to play at home.

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Date: June 23-26, 2014 (Advanced Manufacturing) and July 9-11, 2014 (Biomedical Technology)
Host: Anoka-Ramsey Community College; held at Anoka Technical College, Anoka, MN
Contact: Nick Graff, 763-576-4105

Through these day camps, students are able to learn about advanced manufacturing and the medical device manufacturing industry. Campers gain hands-on experience and learn about manufacturing software, 3D printing, welding, medical devices, and more. Tours are also included. Open to ages 13-15. Registration fee is $50, with scholarships available.

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SEaM Camp

Date: July 7-11, 2014
Host: Central Lakes College, Staples, MN
Contact: Greg Scheler, 218-894-5145 or or Chris Hadfield, 218-894-5172 or

At SEaM (Summer Engineering and Manufacturing) Camp, students build robots while gaining experience with electronics, programming, CNC machining, SolidWorks CAD design, and teamwork. They also tour advanced manufacturing to how robotics relates to manufacturing and to see how things are made. Open to ages 12-17. 

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Dream !t do !t Robotics Camp
Date: July 13-18, 2014
Host: Bemidji State University
Contact: Jessica Gehrke, 218-755-2209 or

This camp is designed for students entering grades 6-12, especially those who have a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math.  Each day will consist of a different challenge used to create a robot. Campers will design and build a robot, learn autonomous programming, and how to program their robot using sensor inputs and quadrapture encoders. The camp will conclude with a mini-challenge on Friday that family members are invited to attend. Campers will also have a chance to learn the new game for the 2014-2015 VEX Robotics competitions. Open to students in grades 6-12.

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Welding Exploration
Date: July 21-25, 2014
Host: Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Contact: Victoria Lauing, 612-659-6509 or

Do you like to play with fire? Do you enjoy building projects? You’ll do both in this camp while exploring the basics of welding in a state-of-the-art shop! You’ll use industrial grade equipment and start by learning safety and the fundamentals of Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG or wirefeed) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG). You’ll learn how to control the all-important molten puddle of metal and then apply these skills to make creative and useful projects. Steel will be our primary metal, but you may also have the opportunity to weld aluminum and stainless steel. Using the VERTEX 360 virtual reality welding simulator we will see how our eyes and hands work together to make a great weld. Moving into the shop, sparks will fly as we fuse metals together, learning to control the process, making it do what we want. Finally we will use the computer controlled plasma cutter and other fabrication machines to cut and shape metals.

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