McMinnville Economic Development Partnership Host 2017 McMinnville | MADE Student Tours

Throughout the months of April and May, MEDP (McMinnville Economic Development Partnership) hosted student tours for local middle school and high school students. The tours took place at three different McMinnville manufacturers: NW Rapid Manufacturing, eCNC, inc, and NWUAV. Through the tours, students were able to see various ways parts are fabricated, interconnected, and what different technology is used for. With students from McMinnville Middle School Robotics teams and students from McMinnville High School’s EASA (Engineering and Aerospace Sciences Academy) program, the students were well versed in 3D printing, machining and drafting designs. These tours were a way to take those concepts they were learning in the classroom and show them real life applications and how these innovative processes are shaping the future