Engineering Donation

The Donaldson Company

Normandale Community College received equipment for its Engineering program that will support education and workplace training for high-demand occupations through state appropriation, and private funding from Donaldson Company and the Normandale Foundation.

The new equipment included a computer numerical control (CNC) router, a 3D scanner and mill, a 3D printer, and a laser engraver with exhaust unit. This equipment will be housed in Normandale's fabrication laboratory, which already provides great on-the-job training for the college's engineering, engineering technology and vacuum and thin film technology students.

One of Two Normandale 3-D Printers
3-D Printed Pump
3-D Printed Wrench
Normandale's Newest 3-D Printer 3-D Printed Pump 3-D Printed Crescent Wrench

“Normandale Community College and their programs align well with our Foundation's mission of supporting education,” said Jessica Exley, President of the Donaldson Foundation. “We applaud Normandale’s commitment to expanding their quality STEM-based curriculum. Having advanced equipment and superior learning experiences are necessary to effectively prepare the next generation of innovators to work at technical companies such as Donaldson.”

The equipment will allow for greater educational opportunities and access for a variety of students that attend Normandale throughout the year. This includes pre-engineering students, Minnesota State University, Mankato's Twin Cities Engineering program students, and middle school girls who attend the college’s annual summer STEM camp.