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 “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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Volunteering at Texas High School Civil Engineering Club

Civil Engineering Club

"It is a difficult task, to not only get a small group of shy high school students to pay attention but to engage and wonder." Alexis Clark, PE, Structural Engineering Trade Manager, CE Club Founder Randy Deatherage, a project engineer from our Arlington, Texas office, recently visited O.D. Wyatt High School in Fort Worth, Texas to present to the school's new civil engineering club. The new club is the first of its kind on the west side of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, and will host weekly presenters from various civil engineering fields who will speak with the class about their engineering...

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The Right Tool for the Job: Donating to Engineers Without Borders

Braun Intertec recently donated some much needed tools to the Engineers Without Borders USA University of Minnesota Twin Cities Chapter (EWB-USA UMN). Engineers Without Borders is a non-profit organization that partners with communities around the world to improve their quality of life through engineering projects that prove to be environmentally and economically sustainable. Supporting Engineers Without Borders During 2018, the EWB-USA UMN team traveled to the Highlands of Guatemala to begin working on a project that will provide water to households in the area by digging a 560 foot well to reach the water table. Early on the team recognized...

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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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Exponential Change – What we can Achieve Together

Science from Scientists

[embed]https://youtu.be/t-O2GT4sWrc[/embed] The STEM Crisis Our major global problems are exponential in nature - population growth, demand for fresh water, global temperature increases, generation of data - and so too is the rate of technological change and the demand for citizens and workers proficient in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). For our national and economic security, we must increase (exponentially?) the number of people who are STEM-literate and the number of students pursuing STEM education and careers. But, exponential too, is the decline in interest and competence in STEM between elementary and high school students. Working to solve the challenge...

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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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