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Posted: 04/14/2017

Doosan Bobcat North America celebrates National Engineering Week by hosting STEM activities for middle school students

2017 Doosan Bobcat North America National Engineers Week in Gwinner

Doosan Bobcat North America partnered with accredited middle schools in North Dakota and Minnesota to recognize National Engineers Week — a week dedicated to raising public awareness of engineers’ positive contributions to society as well as increasing students’ understanding of and interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers.

While National Engineers Week occurs during the last week in February, Doosan Bobcat North America — through its Bobcat® compact equipment and Doosan® heavy and portable power equipment brands — celebrated the event throughout the month of February and the beginning of March.

STEM activities and local tours were organized by Doosan Bobcat facility locations in and around Bismarck, Gwinner, Fargo and Wahpeton, North Dakota; Statesville, North Carolina; and Litchfield, Minnesota. Each location offered students hands-on engineering activities, including understanding 3D printing, building a remote-control obstacle course, and learning about heat transfer and electrical circuit boards. Students also received facility tours and an overview of the business and products.

Students in Bismarck toured the Acceleration Center — a key engineering facility for all Bobcat compact equipment distributed globally. The facility also serves some of Doosan heavy equipment’s research and development needs for the North American market.

“Our investment in STEM learning is part of an ongoing effort by Doosan Bobcat North America to promote educational opportunities and, in the bigger picture, support the company’s overall corporate community involvement,” said Rich Goldsbury, president of Doosan Bobcat North America. “We believe today’s STEM students are our future innovators, who can help move our communities and businesses forward.”

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