Addressing Industry & Educational Needs in Emerging Technologies/Nanotechnology: Successes/Challenges. PANEL MEMBERS: Karen Halvorson, Moderator Alice Zimmer, Partnerships and Cultural Change Marc Kalis, Educational Pathways Jack Weimerskirch, Industry Outreach
Karen Halvorson, Moderator
Alice Zimmer, Partnerships and Cultural Change
Marc Kalis, Educational Pathways
Jack Weimerskirch, Industry Outreach
Kevin Klungtvedt and Dale Evavold, Rural Industry Perspective
Location: Winona and Red Wing Minnesota
College Vision: Shaping the workforce by providing quality education for today and tomorrow.
Average number students served yearly: 3,327
Average full-year equivalent enrollment: 1,985
Degrees offered: Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, diplomas, and certificates with more than 90 diverse programs in six major career fields: business and office, health and human services, sales and management, musical instrument repair, technical, and trade and industrial.
Largest programs: Nursing, Administrative Support Careers, Accounting, Guitar Repair & Building, and Network Administration & Technology.
Unique programs: Musical String Instrument Repair, Band Instrument Repair, Massage Therapy, Mobile Electronics Installation
Creating a New Cultural Model for Recruitment and Retention to:
College Magazine to 40,000 Subscribers Technologies/Nanotechnology:
Survey Course Content Technologies/Nanotechnology:
Description of Students Enrolled
New Registration Process
Partnerships for Curriculum and Labs
Dakota County Technical College
Chippewa Valley Technical College
University of MinnesotaNew Survey CourseIntroduction to Emerging Technologies 3 credits
Elective for Individualized Study Associate in Applied Science Degree
Elective for Technical Programs
Modules Infused into College STEM courses: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math, TechnologyInfusion of Survey Courseat the College
Infusion of Nano into High School STEM Courses Science Degree
Rushford High School – Tom Vix
Houston High School – Ann Markegard
“The student response was very positive. Usually the students are very talkative during the labs. This time they were so involved that it was very quiet. The nano material generated a lot of interest.” Ann Markegard
Dual Credit to Tran scripted Course Plan
Rushford High School – Tom Vix
“If our small school districts don’t offer these kinds of options, students will leave our rural communities and enroll at larger schools This model works for rural schools.” Chuck Ehlers, Superintendent of Rushford-Peterson Schools in southeast MinnesotaInfusion of Nano with High Schools
22 Science DegreeRegional High Schools
Cannon Falls Lewiston-Alturas
Chatfield Mabel Canton
Fillmore Central Red Wing
Hiawatha Valley Education District Saint Charles
Houston Spring Grove
La Crescent Zumbrota/Mazeppa
Personal Visits to Industry Science Degree
What did NOT work
What DID work
Findings (next slide)Industry Outreach
Southeast Technical College is very pleased to announce the establishment of an Emerging Technologies Advisory Board formed in support of our National Science Foundation Grant focusing on developing an emerging technology/nano-science curriculum in a rural technical college setting.
To provide business, industry, government and the community an opportunity to cooperate and collaborate with education in an effort to identify meaningful instruction and experience for students in emerging technologies, including nano-science, which will be beneficial to both them and their potential employers.
RINTek Science Degree
July 24, 2013
Significantly less expensive Science Degree
Keep this technology from leaving the country
Low cost for entrepreneurs
Good place to raise families, alternative life style, mid-west rural work ethicWhy rural nanotechnology?
More appreciation of environmental factors
Many nanotechnology companies can work together, since they do not competeWhy rural nanotechnology?
“Generally, 90% of all U.S. nanotechnology manufacturers have < 100 employees and 65 to 70% have less than 20 employees”
-Evan Michelson, Woodrow Wilson Center, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies,
September 15, 2005Why rural nanotechnology?
Formed in 2001 to promote rural nanotechnology have < 100 employees and 65 to 70% have less than 20 employees”
Modeled after the national nanotechnology initiative, have < 100 employees and 65 to 70% have less than 20 employees”www.nano.govRINTek
501 c 3 nonprofit corporation have < 100 employees and 65 to 70% have less than 20 employees”
Located in the basement of the Rushford Public Library
Regional initiativeRINTek Structure
Questions? have < 100 employees and 65 to 70% have less than 20 employees”Hi Tec Presentation