St. Patrick Catholic School 8 th grade class attended an engineer-for-a-day experience at Minnesota Rubber & Plastics’ new Innovation Center
MINNEAPOLIS – June 6, 2022 – Quadion LLC, d.b.a. Minnesota Rubber & Plastics (MRP), a leading provider of highly engineered elastomer and thermoplastic solutions, today hosted the 8 th grade class of St. Patrick Catholic School of Hudson, Wisc for their “engineer-for-a-day” experience. Eighth grade student Megan C. from St. Patrick’s School in Hudson, Wisc. was selected as the winner of the contest, earning her entire 12-person class a visit to MRP’s new state-of-the-art Innovation Center in Plymouth, Minn. and $2,500 in STEM supplies for her school.
Megan’s entry, “Solar Power Solution to Make Contaminated Water Drinkable,” outlined a solution for securing clean drinking water using solar power and hydrophobic filters.Teacher Julie Mattimiro and her 8th grade Earth Science class from
Speaking to teacher Julie Mattimiro and her 8 th grade Earth Science class, Karthik Viswanathan, Vice President of Product Development, shared what he called “unsolicited advice”, in hopes of inspiring young minds to leverage their curiosity:
The class joined MRP experts on a tour of the recently opened Innovation Center and learned from materials scientists and engineers in the areas of design, process and tooling. From the advanced materials lab through design and the prototype production center, students had an opportunity to experience firsthand how prototypes are made and learn how small rubber components play a critical function in daily lives.STEM Supplies for St. Patrick Catholic School
The students were shown:
In addition to the tour, students were presented with $2500 in STEM supplies which will be distributed through all grades of St. Patrick’s, which has approximately 200 students in pre-K through 8 th grade.
About Minnesota Rubber & Plastics
Minnesota Rubber & Plastics (MRP) is a leader in material compound development and the manufacturing of custom elastomeric and thermoplastic components. For 76 years, the company has built a reputation for consultative design services and successful production of “the tough parts.” With facilities across North America, Europe, and Asia, MRP collaborates with customers to solve difficult sealing and component challenges across multiple markets. Capabilities include materials science and formulation, new product prototyping, operational excellence and supply chain consolidation. The company’s new Innovation Center provides its customers with direct access to materials science expertise and a fully integrated design-build-prototype-test process that enhances innovation and greatly accelerates product development. The company places emphasis on research and development and empowers its technicians to design, formulate, develop, and test a wide range of highly engineered materials and parts. For more information, please visit www.mnrubber.com. meet the next-generation needs of our customers’ product.
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