Through Shattuck-St. Mary’s [email protected] program, the Hometown Hi-Tech Tour series kicked off on Thursday, March 9 with a visit to SageGlass in Faribault. Open to local students in grades 5-12, the visit was the first of three local tours included in the series.
SageGlass is headquartered in Faribault and also has an international office in Switzerland. They specialize in coating dynamic architectural tinted glass using nanotechnology and ceramic materials. SageGlass engineer Mark Burdis led the tour of the facility and walked students through the manufacturing process of glass.
In addition to learning more about each organization, a primary focus of the tours is for attendees to learn more about the careers and backgrounds of the employees at each company–and to potentially pique student interest in the fields explored.
For more on the visit, check out this recent article in the Faribault Daily News.