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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 

Digital Fabrication workshops

When: June 3-6 & 10-12, 2015
Where: Century College
Contact: David Mekala,
High school students will learn digital fabrication tools by exploring2D laser printers, 3D printers, and laser engraing/cutting through fun projects during this summer workshop program.

STaR Camp 

When: June 8-12, 2015
Where: St. Cloud Technical & Community College, 1540 Northway Drive, St. Cloud, MN 56303
Contact: Thomas Garberick,
At STAR (Students, Technology,and Robots) Camp, students work in teams to build, program, engineer, and operate a VEX robot. Throughout the week-long day camp, students will rotate through the advanced manufacturing programs at St. Cloud Technical and Community College (SCTCC) while learning how to weld, create 3D designs for their robots, program, and build their robots. There will be eight students from SCTCC's manufacturing program, along with faculty members, to help mentor and guide the students.One day is spent touring a local manufacturer where they see robotics in action. The final day of the camp is spent in friendly competition with family and friends invited to attend and see what the students have created learned. Open to students entering grades 6-8, with room for 32 students.
Robotics challenge
When: June 10, 2015, 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.
Where: Mankato, MN
Contact/Register: or by calling 507.387.5501
 Know of a student interested in robotics? Have they been thinking about joining a FTC or VEX team? If they want to learn more this camp is for them! Design, build, and program a robot in a day. Working in small groups, students will use VEX robotics kits to solve a challenge. Students who complete this course will be solid contributors to any competitive robotics team, whether they be a FTC or VEX team.

Learn and build camp 

When: June 11, 2015, 8 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
Where: Mankato, MN
Contact/Register: or calling 507.387.5501
Learn about Computer Integrated Machining and Mechatronics in a fun, hands-on way. Spend a day designing and assembling a custom project while learning to use small-hand tools, troubleshooting skills, and software to personalize your project. Students will also operate various kinds of manufacturing machinery under the close supervision of Computer Integrated Machining and Mechatronics staff. If you aspire to work in manufacturing or any other field, having a basic understanding of how things are made will make you appreciate the work around you and enhance your skills to take on the other projects with confidence.
STEM girls camp
When: July 14, 2015, 9 a.m. -2:30 p.m.
Where: Mankato, MN
Contact: or calling 507.387.5501
Let's build a robot, create with 3D doodler pens, design, and print with a 3D printer! Girls have the opportunity to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math in this day-long experience. Taught by females, this camp introduces girls to the design process and gives them a fun, hands-on experience.
Robotics summer camp
When: July 19-24, 2015
Where: Bemidji State University
Contact: Jessica Gehrke, 360 Communications Specialist, or 218.755.2209
Students will explore VEX Robotics and increase their skills in science, technology, engineering, and math at this overnight camp held at Bemidji State University. Students will be divided into small teams, for this week long event. In their teams, campers will design, build, and program their robot, and compete in Robot (driving the robot) and Programming (autonomous programming) Skills and a small tournament. Youth are also being introduced to how robotics is used in modern manufacturing. Learn more.