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Novel Application Based Program for Traditional Manufacturing Competencies

Minnesota State College Southeast

Bicycle Design and Fabrication Program instructor Chase SpauldingBackground 

Enrollments in traditional manufacturing programs are in decline, but in southeastern Minnesota, the need for skilled workers in manufacturing remains. Through the use of innovation funding, Minnesota State College Southeast built a collaborative bicycle project that brings together students from computer aided design (CAD), computer numerical control (CNC) machining, welding, and fabrication.

Type of Grant Received through Minnesota State Innovation Funding 

Small Seed Grant – $10,000



Travis Thul

Minnesota State faculty, staff, and administrators interested in applying for an innovation funding grant can visit the Innovation Funding SharePoint (log in using to find more information and applications.