Braun Intertec Volunteers with Adopt a Highway

Several of our employee-owners recently volunteered their time to clean up a two-mile segment of I-94 as part of the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT) Adopt a Highway Program. Braun Intertec has participated in the program since 2015, which has volunteers pledge to pick up litter along Minnesota’s state highways at least twice a year. The Adopt a Highway program first started in 1990 and helps the state of Minnesota save over $7 million each year. Braun Intertec is proud to volunteer our time to help keep our roadways free of litter and contribute to a cleaner environment in our...

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Braun Intertec Volunteers at Girl Time 2019

A few of our Braun Intertec employee-owners recently made their way out to the Works Museum to lead an activity for its Girl Time 2019 event. Girl Time is a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) event that allows girls and their families to experience the work of women scientists and engineers through hands-on demonstrations. Promoting Women in STEM With women representing only 13% of the engineering workforce, this event aims to inspire girls and get them excited about the possibilities of engineering from female role models. Girl Time provides an opportunity for girls to interact with women in STEM...

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Braun Intertec Participates in 2019 Bike MS Events

MS 150 team photo

Braun Intertec wrapped up its fifth year participating in the MS 150, a charity bike ride for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The 150-mile weekend ride is fully supported by the MS Society and runs from Duluth to the Twin Cities with an overnight rest stop in Hinckley. The MS 150 ride began in the mid-1980s and has since grown into multiple events across the United States, making it the largest charity bike event in the nation. This year, nearly 3,500 riders participated in Minnesota alone. The Braun Intertec team attracts employee-owners, clients, friends, and family from all backgrounds, both...

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Braun Intertec “Saves the Beach” at Tech Fest 2019

Tech Fest 2019

This past weekend a few of our Braun Intertec employees made their way out to The Works Museum to participate in Tech Fest 2019, an annual family engineering and technology fair. The event featured dozens of hands-on demonstrations and activities led by actual engineers and scientists from businesses, non-profits, educational institutions, and corporations throughout the Twin Cities area. Hands-On Demonstrations Braun Intertec was proud to be a sponsor for this year's event and also lead a demonstration where we asked kids to "save the beach". For this demonstration, we reproduced a beach erosion scenario and asked kids to engineer measures...

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Braun Intertec Participates in Local Dodgeball Tournament to Support Texas Education

Real Estate Council Dodgeball Tournament

Last month several employee-owners from our Arlington, Texas and Dallas offices, along with 32 other teams, participated in the Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth’s annual dodgeball tournament. The council is made up of professionals involved in the commercial real estate industry and represents both large and small businesses in the area. Each year the council’s dodgeball tournament raises funds to support education in Tarrant County, and this year the council raised money towards the Classroom Library Campaign for READ Fort Worth. Supporting Our Communities READ Fort Worth is a local organization committed to having all Fort Worth ISD (FWISD)...

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Volunteering to Promote Women in STEM

Women in STEM

Construction Day Camp: Volunteering with Girls Inc. Earlier this month one of our Arlington team members, Camber Mathis, volunteered at the second annual Construction Day Camp held by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). The event hosted 60 girls ranging from ages six to nine, all from the program Girls Inc., which serves underprivileged girls by providing mentoring opportunities to become successful women. Girls Inc. frequently partners with schools, communities and local organizations like the NAWIC to make sure each girl receives proper mentoring so they can develop high self-esteem skills and grow up living healthy lifestyles. Knowing...

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Riding for Change: Braun Intertec Bikes in MS 150

MS 150

Braun Intertec wrapped up its fourth year participating in the MS 150, a charity bike ride for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The 150-mile weekend ride is fully supported by the MS Society and runs from Duluth to the Twin Cities with an overnight rest stop in Hinckley. The MS 150 ride began in the mid-1980s and has since grown into multiple events across the United States, making it the largest charity bike event in the nation. This year, nearly 4,000 riders participated in Minnesota alone. The Braun Intertec team attracts employee-owners, clients, friends, and family from all backgrounds, both...

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Building a Future Workforce through STEM Education

STEM Education - Science from Scientists

At Braun Intertec we believe in giving back to the communities in which we serve. That’s why in 2016 we donated office space and resources to Science from Scientists, a non-profit organization that works with teachers, students, administrators and legislators to improve the attitudes and aptitudes of elementary and middle school students in Science, Technology, Education and Math (STEM) fields. Their during-school program supports STEM education with hands-on lessons for students and sends real scientists into the classroom every other week throughout the academic year to improve STEM competency and inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists. Recently, the...

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Tech Fest Engineering & Technology Fair, February 24th

Tech Fest Engineering Fair

Braun Intertec is happy to be a sponsor of Tech Fest 2018, The Works Museum's annual family engineering and technology fair. With dozens of hands-on activities led by real scientists, engineers, and educators, families can spend the day learning and exploring together. Whether it’s exploring solar power, trying their hand at biomedical engineering, or programming robots, kids will leave inspired and excited about engineering. Where: The Works Museum, 9740 Grand Ave S., Bloomington, MN, 55420 When: Saturday, February 24, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m For more information: Visit The Works Museum's website to learn more about Tech Fest.  ...

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Braun Intertec Volunteers With Blue University

Blue University

In 2015, Kimley-Horn and 12 other professional service firms working on the Blue Line Light Rail Transit (BLRT) Extension project saw a unique opportunity to engage with over 20 public schools located within a one-mile radius of the corridor. Wanting to further serve their community, the BLRT project team came together to create a new volunteer program called Blue University (Blue U). In this program, experienced professionals educate local schools on the real-life applications of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to inspire future generations of engineers, transit planners, architects and construction professionals in Minnesota. At Braun Intertec, we believe in...

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