MSB Partners with High School for Drafting and Design Workshop

Posted by on March 3, 2014

Minnesota School of Business-Plymouth (MSB) hosted their first ever Drafting and Design Workshop. A total of 29 high school students from Armstrong and Glencoe-Silver High school participated in this event.

Recently, High School Representative Libby Fishbein noticed many students seemed interested in the Drafting and Design program, a program that MSB-Plymouth doesn’t offer, but its affiliate school, Globe University, does. Wanting to help the students pursue their dreams, Libby joined forces with High School Representative Tiffany Simmons from Globe University-Woodbury. After brainstorming, Tiffany and Libby decided to host a Drafting and Design Workshop for interested students.

Dan Podzimek, engineering program chair, spent the first half of the morning walking students through a hands-on activity using Solid Works. Through a few intricate commands, students were able to create the virtual blueprint for an arm clamp that goes on a Seabotix Submersible. Dan used the iPad to see how it sized up in real view.

In the afternoon, Mary Scavo, architectural program chair, and Leon Grothe, instructor, led the students through a one-hour tutorial of how AutoCAD works. In one hour, students had constructed a 3-D building.

Overall, the day was a huge success for both campuses, and we look forward to doing this again soon!


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