Safety Training

posted February 2015

The staff at MEE received training in CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) for the emergency treatment of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). AED’s are now widely available, safe, effective, portable, and easy to use. They provide the critical and necessary treatment for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) caused by ventricular fibrillation, the uncoordinated beating of the heart leading to collapse and death. MEE purchased and installed an AED after this training session.


AED recently installed at MEE.

Free training was provided by the Rotary Club of the city of Plymouth, in partnership with Allina Hospitals and Clinics as part of their Heart Safe Community Initiative. Instructors came to our office with resuscitation mannequins and an AED so everyone got hands-on experience.

If  your company is interested in receiving this valuable training, call your city to find out if they have a Heart Safe Community program or visit the MN department of Health website for more information.

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MEE Hosts ASM Materials Camp

posted February 2015

ASM Materials Camp is a four day summer camp for students entering their junior or senior year of high school. It is a unique science experience combining mini-demonstrations, field trips and time in professional laboratory facilities exploring materials science and engineering principles.

For the past six years, MEE has sponsored and  hosted students from the Minnesota ASM Materials Camp for a day of hands-on laboratory experience. The student’s time in the MEE laboratory is spent working in small teams conducting real-life engineering projects including preparation and examination of specimens for microstructure analysis and examination of their samples using light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy.

MEE staff members, Larry Hanke and Kurt Schenk, were two of the principal founding organizers of the Minnesota camp and continue as mentors for the program. Neal Hanke has also contributed as a mentor for the past 4 years. The 2015 camp is scheduled for June 16-19. Deadline to submit applications is March 31, 2015.

More details on the camp can be found at

Students in SEM Room

Students with staff engineer, Ryan, in the SEM room.

Project Results Discussion

Reviewing laboratory results with staff engineer, Larry.

Rockwell Hardness Testing

Students with staff technician, Eric, using Rockwell Hardness tester.

Light Micoscopy

Students in light microscopy laboratory with staff engineer, Neal.

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