Also, the CSTEMM 3M Scholarship is awarded to eight students by the Stout University Foundation. Two $2,500 awards are given out in each of four programs: manufacturing engineering, computer networking and information technology, engineering technology, and fashion and retail.
The Menomonie plant has supported UW-Stout academic programs and STEM programming, provided lab equipment for youth camps and supported university building campaigns.
In the fall, 3M is partnering with UW-Stout as lead sponsor for a statewide innovation competition, Make 48, a 48-hour makers event at which teams build a prototype and make a business pitch to judges.
“We look forward to many more years of collaboration with 3M,” Frank said. “Professional collaboration is part of the work we do every day through our program advisory committees, robust co-op and internship programs, applied research and economic engagement efforts.”