From May 3rd to June 2nd, Moraine Park Technical College staff will be participating in the West Bend Corporate Challenge, organized by the Kettle Moraine YMCA. The Moraine Park team, which is sponsored by the Health & Wellness Committee, is open to all Moraine Park employees, no matter which Campus they call home.
Moraine Park’s Integrated Manufacturing Classes are required of students in the Mechanical Design, Process Engineering Technology, and Mechatronics programs. Students in these programs take the course together and work in cross-functional teams to complete a project. This year’s project was a Techbot competition. Four teams in the evening class and four teams in the day class built remote-controlled robots to compete against each other by battling in an 8ft x 12ft cage. Each team designed and built their Techbot from scratch. Limitations included a $250 budget and a 15-pound weight limit.
Preliminary rounds were on Wednesday, May 4 for the evening class, and Friday, May 6 for the morning class.
Champions of both classes were crowned, and now the final battle for supremacy between these two Techbot champions will take place this Wednesday night (May 11) for ultimate bragging rights.
What gives TRIO students an “EDGE”? And what is TRIO?
TRIO is a group of programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education to assist low-income and first-generation students through their educational career. The EDGE at Moraine Park Technical College is one of the TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) programs that serves 140 MPTC students.
The cafeteria menu at Moraine Park will have a bit of a new look coming up in summer. This summer the culinary arts department will be aiming to serve up some great tasting food that is good for your body. The food will be just as delicious as always but with an aim towards health.
Shown in this undated photo is one of our Moraine Park accounting classes from a bygone era.
In contrast, also shown here are photos of our modern-day accounting students from this past tax season. They offered free tax preparation as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program for individuals who met IRS guidelines.
The Moraine Park Foundation rolled out the red carpet for this year’s Gourmet Dinner last Friday (April 29) at our Fond du Lac campus. The theme “Bright Lights, Hollywood Nights” combined the nostalgia of 1950s fare with the ambiance of old Hollywood. Guests of the event, presented by the Moraine Park Culinary Arts program, enjoyed a six-course meal consisting of popular continental menu items from the ’50s with a little twist.
Here’s a fun, behind-the-scenes look into the kitchen that night. Remember, it’s all in the hi…. wrists …
Our annual gourmet dinner benefits the Moraine Park Foundation’s general scholarship fund and the student emergency fund. To find out more about the Moraine Park Foundation’s mission, click here.
Nine MPTC Health Program students and two instructors participated in a service learning medical trip to Jamaica over spring break, from March 19-26. Our time was spent in the poorest area of the island, Hagley Gap, where we performed home visits to the rural mountains, visited a school, and helped in the local clinic.