Intern Symposium

2017 Intern Symposium

On August 22, 2017 at the University of Minnesota, 17 MnTAP interns presented their findings from their summer projects. The event took place from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota East Bank campus. Each presentation was 15 minutes with five minutes for questions and answers. The event included a poster session and refreshment break that provided ample opportunities to network and interact with the interns.

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 2017 Intern Projects:

  • Advanced Extrusion, Rogers: Reduce energy and waste in plastic extrusion operations.
  • Aqseptence Group Inc., New Brighton: Reduce water use in sheet metal fabrication processes.
  • Bailey Nurseries, Cottage Grove: Water conservation in plant production.
  • Center for Energy & the Environment, Twin Cities: Increase energy efficiency at small industrial facilities.
  • CertainTeed Roofing, Shakopee: Increase production rates, reduce water use and optimize evaporative cooling process in shingle manufacturing.
  • City of New Prague Wastewater Treatment Facility, New Prague: Optimize wastewater treatment processes.
  • Diasorin Inc., Stillwater: Optimize water use in medical diagnostic devices manufacturing.
  • Electric Machinery, Minneapolis: Water reduction at a large motor manufacturer.
  • Fulton Brewery, Minneapolis: Reduce waste and wastewater at a craft brewery.
  • Kerry Ingredients and Flavours, Rochester: Improve energy and chemical use efficiency.
  • Minneapolis Water Treatment & Distribution Services, Columbia Heights: Optimize chemical treatment process to reduce chemical use aimprove discharge water quality
  • Phillips Community, Minneapolis: Improving air quality at small businesses by encouraging the adoption of products and processes that eliminate hazardous air pollutants and reduce emissions of volatile organ compounds.
  • Phillip’s Distilling, Princeton: Energy and water conservation in a distillery.
  • Plastech Corp, Rush City: Waste and energy reduction in a plastic injection molding operation.
  • Seneca Foods, Rochester: Reduce product loss and improve water and chemical use efficiency.
  • SkyWater Technology Foundry, Bloomington: Optimize energy efficiency of air handling systems
  • Smith Foundry, Minneapolis: Improve air quality through process optimization.

2016 Intern Symposium

On August 23, 2016 at the University of Minnesota, 14 MnTAP interns presented their findings from their summer projects. The event took place from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota East Bank campus. Each presentation was 15 minutes with five minutes for questions and answers. The event included a poster session and refreshment break that provided ample opportunities to network and interact with the interns.

Solutions 2016View Event Program Project Summaries, Reports, & Posters

Symposium Presentation Recordings

Johnson Great Room

Ski – U – Mah Room

2015 Intern Symposium

On August 20, 2017 at the University of Minnesota, 13 MnTAP interns presented their findings from their summer projects. The event took place from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota East Bank campus. Each presentation was 15 minutes with five minutes for questions and answers. The event included a poster session and refreshment break that provided ample opportunities to network and interact with the interns.  The symposium also included a celebration for MnTAP’s 30th Anniversary!

Solutions 2015View Event Program Project Summaries, Reports, & Posters