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MIMIC PROJECT CONSIDERED FOR BELLWETHER LEGACY AWARD

MIMIC PROJECT A FINALIST FOR BELLWETHER AWARD

IVCC RECEIVES $520,000 NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRANT TO RECRUIT FOR ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

MIMIC PROJECT AND NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRANT FEATURED AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

IVCC STUDENTS WIN NATIONAL ENGINEERING POSTER CONTEST

MIMIC WORKSHOP DRAWS EDUCATORS NATIONWIDE

Illinois Valley Community College’s Making Industry Meaningful In College (MIMIC) project was the focus of a workshop at Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center May 21 – 23. Twenty participants, from as far away as North Carolina and Nevada, learned to develop similar projects at their schools and colleges.

The award-winning MIMIC project teams students in engineering design, electronics and business into student "companies" that design, prototype, manufacture, market and sell products. The multi-disciplinary student teams simulate a business / industry environment. The project emphasizes workplace skills including communication, critical thinking, teamwork and problem solving.

A National Science Foundation grant, which has been supporting the project for the past three years, also funded the workshop.

"The NSF asked us to offer the workshop to encourage more schools to provide similar workplace preparation to their students," said Dorene Perez, workshop coordinator and Program Coordinator of Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Engineering at IVCC.

To read more about  MIMIC WORKSHOP

 

MIMIC PROJECT FEATURED IN NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION ATE IMPACT BOOK

Illinois Valley Community College’s Making Industry Meaningful In College (MIMIC) project has been featured in the National Science Foundation’s ATE Project Impact book.

In 2005, IVCC was awarded a $230,000 grant from the NSF to build its technical programs around the MIMIC project, which allows engineering design, electronics and business students to experience a work environment in a classroom setting.

Under the grant, freshmen in engineering design and electronics are introduced to continuous quality improvement, reengineering and team work. In their final semester, students work in MIMIC teams, called companies, to design, produce, market and sell a product.

Promising technical students are also being provided with opportunities to develop their leadership skills and are utilizing those skills in recruiting and mentoring activities.

The Impact book features 84 Advanced Technological Education (ATE) projects supported by the NSF and is co-sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges.

To read more about MIMIC FEATURED in NSF BOOK

 

MIMIC NEWS ARCHIVE

2008-2009 ACADEMIC YEAR

2009 EDIBLE CAR CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

2007-2008 ACADEMIC YEAR

LEADERSHIP TEAM FEATURED AT TWO NATIONAL CONFERENCES

LEADERSHIP TEAM MEMBER NOMINATED FOR STATEWIDE LIFELONG LEARNING AWARD

TWO LEADERSHIP TEAM MEMBERS PRESENT AT ENGINEERING CONFERENCE

2008 EDIBLE CAR CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

LEADERSHIP TEAM SELECTED

MIMIC FEATURED AT THREE NATIONAL CONFERENCES

TWO TECHNICAL STUDENTS RECEIVE NATIONAL AWARD

2006 - 2007 ACADEMIC YEAR

MIMIC PRODUCTS FOR SALE AT FAIR APRIL 25, 2007

2007 LEADERSHIP TEAM STUDENTS RECOGNIZED

EDIBLE CAR CONTEST WINNERS- 2007

MIMIC GRADUATE WINS NSF CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP

MIMIC PAPER WINS BEST PAPER NATIONAL AWARD

2006 SUMMER