Saturday, April 20th • 9:00am to 2:30pm • MinnWest Technology Campus
4th - 12th Graders
Free Family FUN!
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Bring your students!
MinnWest Technology Campus
1800 Technology Drive NE
Willmar, MN 56201
Do you think hawks, robots, crime solving, solar
energy, fire, catapults, or even cow poop is cool?
(Okay, maybe not cow poop, but the science
behind it!)) If you can say yes to any of these, you
don't want to miss the
i3@MTC Youth Science Retreat!
It's an event developed especially for kids who are
creative and excited about the world of science
The Raptor Center
Minnesota Science Museum
University of Minnesota Duluth
SCSU-Mobile Science Lab
Jennie-O Turkey Store
Nova Tech Engineering
Willmar First Robotics Team
NLS Robotics Team
Rice Memorial Hospital
Bennet Office Supply
Click on each of the trading cards to view more information about the
characters. Don't forget to collect each of the cards at the show!
Interests/Hobbies: Playing soccer, swimming, board games, playing 'fetch' with his dog, Ruff, locating critters everywhere using a magnifying glass, collecting bugs, dissecting things.
What Got Billy into being a Doctor: He helped his dad deliver a calf, his dog Ruff stepped on some wire fencing and cut one paw so he cleaned it and bandaged it as it healed, hurt his arm playing soccer and liked how the guy on the sidelines made it feel better
School/Major: University of Minnesota, Biology University of Minnesota Medical School
What's Cool to Billy now as a Doctor: He knows it's 'what's inside that counts' for people and he likes being able to help them be as healthy as they can be.
Billy grew up on a dairy farm which allowed him all sorts of opportunities to discover life in all sorts of avenues. His daily adventures at home, his science classes at school and his interest in sports all encouraged his path into medicine. He enjoys making a difference in people's lives. He likes taking care of people of all ages. Becoming a doctor of medicine is the right path for him.
Ivan the Innovator
Ivan is curious by nature, loves to learn and is sometimes considered a dreamer by his teachers. He feels challenged by the problems of our world and is often inspired to invent solutions and find better ways to do things. He enjoys math, science and hobbies such as robotics. Ivan grew up in a lakes area and loves spending his free time on the water.
Someday, Ivan hopes to work at a place like Prinsco, where he can apply his innovative thinking at a job and in a company with the potential to make the world a better place. Find out more at http://www.prinsco.com/aboutus.cfm
Kalvin is similar to most people in his profession: he is very active and enjoys spending time with his friends and learning new things. When Kalvin is not working or reading about new things that interest him, he enjoys playing various sports and spending time outside. Kalvin is also very driven and goal-orientated, which allows him to stay on track and focused on the things that interest him most. He spends a lot of time reading about areas that apply to his work, but also about many other areas unrelated to work that are very interesting to him. Kalvin is always looking to learn new things and apply this information to his designs and experiments. Kalvin loves 'tinkering' and is constantly working to create new inventions he can show his friends and colleagues. Many of his designs and inventions earned him top prizes at numerous science fairs when he was in school; now these exciting innovative new designs help his company remain very successful.
Interests/Loves: Showing poultry in 4-H at the Kandiyohi County fair, FFA, loves chemistry and detective work- CSI favorite show, likes bird watching, likes working with poultry, enjoys visiting the zoo, going on a safari tour, watching the Westminster dog show, swimming with dolphins, and participating in social organizations such as Heifer International.
What got this person into this profession? She wanted a career where she could work with farmers and animals to help keep the food supply safe and healthy. She takes in stray animals, heals them and finds them homes, enjoys rural life, is the National Turkey Calling Champion, and has a pet turkey named Gobble.
Areas I can grow my career: Become a specialized veterinarian in one specific field, such as poultry, a teacher at a vet school, a researcher in an agricultural or pharmaceutical company, or a government official, involved in public health and world wide foreign animal disease control.
: Sally Manilla
Positive, Like Challenges, Trial and Error kind of person – has to see for myself whether something will work or if I can do it, Like hanging out with
: Pets - two dogs, a cat, and a donkey named Buddy; Camping; Homemade Rocketry; Curling; Exploring new places; and the occasional 5k obstacle run
: Whatsamatta U
Favorite Childhood Books
: Anne of Green Gables, My Side of the Mountain, and Everyone Poops
: Unicorn Whisperer
Worst Superpower to be stuck with:
The ability to read your own mind.
What's one thing that affected you the most growing up:
I grew up with two older brothers who liked to take me when they went "exploring." Of course, that usually meant they would find something dangerous or
disgusting (or what seemed dangerous and disgusting to us) for me and pester me on until I would do it. It would be like, "Climb to that high branch in
that tree" or "get that stick out of the slough" or the worst, "lick that frog." Looking back, I did enjoy the challenge (other than the licking the frog
thing). It also made me realize all the cool things out there.
What's a funny experience you had:
For an 8th grade science fair, I decided to build some rockets and see how different shapes affected their flight. When I
was showing off the display in the gym, one of my friends thought it would be funny to put batteries in my launch controller. The ignition light had been
burnt out, so I didn't know they were in there. So when I was demonstrating to the judges how they worked, I fired a rocket off in the gym. Fortunately it
was a small one and no one got hit by it, but it scared the crowd like crazy and left the gym filled with smoke. My friend and I both got detention for it.
In a battle between a half-rhinoceros/half-bear and a half-shark/half-lion in the flooded Serengeti, who would win and why?
Easy. The viewer. Because it would be amazing!
I was a good student in High School, National Honor Society. I was involved in choir, Ski Club and played tennis. After high school, I went to the College
of Recording Arts & Sciences.
Music! Playing "Song Pop" on my iPhone – I can beat anybody. Spending time with family and friends.
Can't live without:
My MacBook and head phones, Facebook, my dog, or my car.
I've always loved music; my parents constantly had me listening to music when I was just a baby. Nirvana, Pearl Jam, the Black Crowes and Sarah McLachlan
were some of their favorites. I would make mix tapes, yes those cassettes thingies – my first car still had a cassette player in it. I would record songs
right off the radio and make different mix for me and my friend. My parents made me take piano lessons as a kid, but I wasn't all that excited about it. I
would have rather played guitar, still would like to learn to play better. I had a chance to intern one summer at a radio station and got an up close look
behind the scenes and loved it. That led me to becoming and Audio Engineer. Life as an audio engineer can often mean being a second set of ears as well as
a sounding board for the producer to bounce ideas off of. During recording sessions I function as producers or co-producers stay on top of the technical
side of things, making sure that everything runs as it should and making adjustments as necessary all the while listening to make sure every piece of
vocals or instrument fits and sounds just right. I am making music every day, I might not be singing or playing an instrument, but I am still making music.
I love being able to bring out the best in the artists and performers I work with.
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