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Oct. 26: Tour of Manufacturing

Automotive and Manufacturing Technology programs to be featured.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Media Relations News Release, 10-24-2013

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s College of Science, Engineering & Technology is one of more than 10 regional businesses that will be featured in the annual Tour of Manufacturing event presented on Saturday, Oct. 26 by the Economic Growth Collaborative of South Central Minnesota.

Saturday’s event at Minnesota State Mankato, free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Nelson Hall (105) and Trafton Science Center (East 308), will include refreshments, door prizes and guided tours that show new equipment. Parking is available on Maywood Avenue and in Lot 16 (Performing Arts parking lot).

During the event, faculty members and students from Minnesota State Mankato’s Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology programs will describe how the university’s specialized degrees are preparing students to help manufacturing industries succeed in the global marketplace.

Prospective students and representatives from regional industries are encouraged to attend.

Automotive and manufacturing engineering technology provides a bridge between the theoretical nature of engineering and the hands-on work that happens on the shop floor. It combines an understanding of the theories with real-world application of technical skills. Minnesota State Mankato students are uniquely prepared to solve problems because they possess a global understanding of the whole process, not a narrow focus on a single step or component.

Students in Minnesota State Mankato’s rigorous Manufacturing Engineering Technology program learn the skill sets needed to tackle challenging design problems in the real world. Graduates utilize 3D modeling, additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping to experience the hands-on technological experience. They incorporate this engineering technology for design optimization, advanced parametric modeling and project management. Students become problem solvers and apply real-world thinking in a number of settings and to exceed the expectations of employers.

For more information, contact Patti Kramlinger, director of development for the College of Science, Engineering & Technology, by email at or by phone at 507-389-6742.

More information about the Tour of Manufacturing is available at

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,409 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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