Dakota County students catapult into engineering

More than 2,000 sixth-graders in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan district are honing their engineering skills this fall by using hammers, drills, saws, and rubber bands to build catapults at The Works Museum in Bloomington, Minnesota. The field trips, sponsored by Flint Hills Resources, fill a vital need for hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curricula.

Learn more in this Pioneer Press article.

 

2016 election countdown

With the 2015 local elections behind us, countdown to a visible, high-stakes election year has begun. Not only will we elect a new President of the United States in 2016, Minnesotans will also cast their votes for United States Representatives, Minnesota Senate and House members, and local officials.

During high-profile election years, many organizations create opportunities to engage and educate employees about politics and government and encourage them to become more civically active. Both employers and employees can benefit from a civically educated and engaged workplace.

Interest in politics and government peaks during Presidential election years, so now is an ideal time to engage your employees. This is especially true in Minnesota where our 2012 voter turnout led the nation at 74.6%.

Goff Public has assisted Minnesota employers in developing unique civic engagement programs to meet a variety of company goals. Now is the time to build upon your employees’ civic spirit. To learn more, contact Heidi Larson.