Traditionally, there has been a “Fall Trip” in place between the Twin Cities professional chapter and North Dakota State University’s student chapter. November 7th marked the first time that IIE Twin Cities opened up the Fall Trip to other student chapters within the region.
The day started early with the first tour at 8:30am at GE Power and Water in Minnetonka, MN. The students were able to take a look at operations within the water treatment, wastewater treatment and process system solutions division to gain a better understanding of Industrial Engineering roles in the water treatment industry.
Upon leaving GE, the students attended a tour at Boston Scientific in Maple Grove, MN where they learned about the interventional cardiology and peripheral intervention divisions of the medical device manufacturer. The tour gave insight to different career paths including both Manufacturing Engineering and Industrial Engineering within the medical device industry.
The third and final tour was hosted by Stratasys, a manufacturer of 3D printing equipment and materials that create physical objects directly from digital data. It’s systems range from affordable desktop 3D printers to large, advanced 3D production systems, making 3D printing more accessible than ever and giving the students a perspective of newer technology within the manufacturing industry.
An evening event held at Dave & Busters in Maple Grove included presentations by IIE Twin Cities Board Members, Sean Dveris, Jeromy Knapp, and Ryan Adams. The students engaged in a Q & A session with the active board members that were in attendance and joined in on the action with a team competition in the game area. The tours and evening event had members representing three total schools within the region and gave everyone a chance to network with professionals in the Minneapolis area.
Twin Cities IIE Board Member