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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Braun Intertec Bikes for Multiple Sclerosis

MS 150

Braun Intertec wrapped up its third 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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Braun Intertec Bikes in MS 150

Braun Intertec MS 150

Over the past few weeks, some of our fellow employee-owners, along with a few family and friends, generously gave both their time and donations for one cause: raising funds and awareness for multiple sclerosis (MS). The group participated in two events this spring: Twin Cities Ride (TCR) and the MS 150. Between the two bike riding events, the team raised over $9,700 to fight MS! A big thank you to everyone who participated in the event. [gallery link="none" size="medium" ids="3423,3421,3422"]  ...

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Cleaning Up Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary

Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary

During an Arbor Day event held at the Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary, a group of Braun Intertec volunteers helped plant 13,000 native grasses and wild flowers while more than 200 other volunteers planted 700 trees and shrubs. The Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary is a 42 acre site, located in St. Paul, MN, which had a long railroad and industrial history that destroyed the natural valley and brook. Over the past several years the area has been transformed into a nature preserve. Braun Intertec has volunteered at this event over the past several years to help repopulate the sanctuary with native...

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Bismarck Office Rides for Charity

It was a successful bike race for Team Braun Intertec in giving back to the local community. On Saturday, April 9th this team of 12 rode in the Great American Bike Race (GABR) on stationary bikes at Century High School to raise money for local children who face daily struggles due to cerebral palsy and other related disabilities. The funds provide these families with resources that go above and beyond insurance coverage. Team Braun Intertec biked as many miles as they could in 20 minute heats. As a team, they collectively rode a total of 74.73 miles and raised $645!...

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Exploring Infrared Technology at Tech Fest 2016

Exploring Infrared Technology at Tech Fest 2016

A few of our Braun Intertec employees recently made their way out to Tech Fest 2016, a family engineering and technology fair, to lead a demonstration on the power of light and energy. The event featured dozens of hands-on demonstrations and activities lead by actual engineers and scientists from businesses, non-profits, educational institutions, and corporations throughout the Twin Cities area. Steve Flaten from our Building Sciences group led a demonstration on infrared technology to show what kinds of energy comprises light, and the visible versus invisible spectrum. Many families were invited to participate in experiments that revealed how certain conditions...

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Local Robotics Team Visits Braun Intertec

Local Robotics Team Visits Braun Intertec

Ponytail Posse, an all-girls robotics team from Shoreview, MN recently visited our Minneapolis location to tell us a bit about what their group does and demonstrate some of their robot’s capabilities. This talented team participates in the “FIRST” program where they design, build, and program a robot to compete against other teams at regional tournaments. FIRST stands for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology” and promotes STEM skills in schools. The Ponytail Posse has been together since elementary school, starting with FIRST’s Lego League programs, and is currently participating in their second year of the First Tech Challenge (FTC),...

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