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New Bicycle Design & Fabrication program in Red Wing

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A bicycle built for you - in new Bicycle Design & Fabrication program

 Bike in woodsIf you love cycling, technology, and the prospects for a great career, then the nation's first 2-year college degree in Bicycle Design & Fabrication is for you!

The design and fabrication of bicycles and their components is both engineering and art. The Bicycle Design & Fabrication program in Red Wing, Minnesota, is an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree option at Minnesota State College Southeast.

In this program, students explore a hands-on mechanical engineering technology and design curriculum, revolving around the fabrication of bicycles and associated components.

Build your own bike

As a student in Bicycle Design & Fabrication, you will gain the skills required to conceive and build a cycle creation of your own design. Along the way, you will study metal fabrication, 3D printing, mechanical design, and composites.

Lab courses have been developed in welding, machining, and CNC as applied specifically for bike fabrication. The lecture components provide breadth and rigor to topics critical to understanding the physics and characteristics of bicycles. This includes algebra, statistics, and thermodynamics.

In addition to preparing students for careers in the bicycle industry, the skills mastered in this degree can be applied to any industry involving fabrication, manufacturing, and engineering technology.

Red Wing is a cycling lovers' paradise. In your free time, ride the scenic bluff roads throughout Southeast Minnesota, the Cannon Valley Trail, or a challenging mountain bike loop in Red Wing’s Memorial Park.

Learn more about Bicycle Design and Fabrication

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Free Application Week October 22-26

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MSC Southeast offers Free App Week to celebrate College Knowledge Month

Application Fee will be waived October 22-26, 2018

October is College Knowledge Month, and in honor of the occasion, students applying to Minnesota State College Southeast can skip the $20 application fee the week of October 22-26.

"Fall is a great time to explore your college options! If you're getting ready to start college in 2019, now is the time to submit your application, because you'll save the $20 fee during Free App Week," said Tammy Vondrasek, MSC Southeast Director of Enrollment.

During Free Application Week, colleges and universities throughout the Minnesota State system are waiving the standard fee for applying. "Minnesota State offers powerful educational opportunities to anyone hoping to build a brighter future," said Devinder Malhotra, chancellor of Minnesota State. "These are key first steps on a path to outstanding programs that prepare our students for a career and for lifelong learning."

To apply for admission to Minnesota State College Southeast, go to www.southeastmn.edu/apply and fill out the online application form.

Did you know?

Test your College Knowledge! Here are a few key facts about Minnesota State College Southeast:
  • MSC Southeast has launched 13 new programs in the past year alone!
  • Our students' average age is 26
  • We have enrolled students from over 30 different countries
  • Tuition for residents and non-residents is the same
  • Over 24,000 MSC Southeast alumni live in every state and around the world
  • Best of all -- our programs average 95% job placement!

Winona campus Boy Scouts Merit Badge Fair on Sept. 29 a success

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Almost 300 Boy Scouts, volunteers leave no trace at MSC Southeast following Merit Badge Fair

Scouts Flag Ceremony 2018When students and staff came to school on Monday, October 1, it was business as usual at the Minnesota State College Southeast Winona campus. If you hadn't been there on Saturday, you would never have guessed that 235 Scouts plus 50 adult volunteers had invaded the campus on Saturday, September 29!

On September 29, Boy Scouts came to MSC Southeast from all over Southeast Minnesota -- from as far away as Rochester and Red Wing as well as nearby Wisconsin towns. 

They were there to attend the Sugar Loaf Boy Scout Merit Badge Fair. This is the fourth year running the Minnesota State College Southeast has hosted the event.

Roger Holland and Scouts 2018Merit badges are awards based on a specific area of hands-on experience and study. The purpose of the merit badge program is to allow Scouts to examine subjects to determine if they would like to further pursue them as a career or vocation. 

The current requirements for Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouting, involve earning at least 21 merit badges.

300 Merit Badges Achieved

At this year's Merit Badge Fair, 24 different merit badge classes were offered, and by the end of the day, 300 badges had been achieved!

Minnesota State College Southeast college instructors volunteered their time to spend the day working with the Scouts on badges in Automotive Maintenance, Chemistry, CAD Drafting, Electronics/Electricity, Salesmanship, Truck Driving, and Welding.

David Echelard and Kelly Kluver

"It was a wild day, but it was really successful," said David Echelard (MSCS faculty), who helped organize the event along with Kelly Kluver (MSCS maintenance department). "It was amazing to see such great turnout for the event on our campus."

Kelly Kluver noted that there was a lot of community support for the event. "We appreciate assistance from Winona Chrysler, PlastiComp, Fastenal, Steak Shop Catering and many others organizations in the community for helping make the Merit Badge Fair a success."

"This is a great way to connect the college with the area and do some volunteering for a very worthy cause," stated Larry Lundblad, interim president on Minnesota State College Southeast.

Top - Opening Flag Ceremony
Middle - Roger Holland works with Scouts on CNC Machine Tool
Bottom - David Echelard and Kelly Kluver

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