Student Competitions

Dunwoody Snow Plow teams earn first, third place at Autonomous Snowplow Competition

Dunwoody students receive sportsmanship award fifth year in a row Dunwoody students welcomed the cold temperatures and falling snow once again this past January as students competed in the ninth annual Institute of Navigation (ION’s) Autonomous Snowplow Competition. The yearly event serves as an opportunity for universities, colleges, and the general public to showcase hand-built […]

Industry Partners

Graco grant helps Dunwoody integrate robotics and machining

Robotics & Manufacturing welcomes FANUC Machine Tending Education Cell A $125,000 gift from Graco has opened up new possibilities for students in Dunwoody’s Robotics & Manufacturing department in the form of a FANUC Machine Tending Education Cell (MTEC). The MTEC is designed to teach robot-tended machining, a process used in manufacturing where a robotic arm […]


Solving long-term worker shortages in manufacturing starts today

By E.J. Daigle, Ed.D., Dean of Robotics & Manufacturing, Dunwoody College of Technology Minnesota has long been a leader and innovator in the world of manufacturing – and educating the future workforce has been part of Dunwoody’s mission for more than a century. But if we want Minnesota to remain at the forefront of today’s […]

Commencement Student News

Academic Excellence Award: Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson Machine Tool Technology ‘17 Lonsdale, MN Andrew Johnson wasn’t entirely sure if machining was the right fit for him when he decided to tour Dunwoody College of Technology in 2012. On his tour, Johnson expressed his concerns to Tom Larsen, the Right Skills Now for Manufacturing Instructor. Larsen inspired Johnson to apply. “He […]

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Dunwoody’s Snowplow earns third place in 2016 Autonomous Snowplow Competition

Dunwoody College’s Snow Devil 01102 Snowplow earned third place—and a $2,000 prize—at the 6th annual Institute of Navigation (ION) Autonomous Snowplow Competition held January 28-31 during the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. The team also won the $500 Professor Nattu Sportsmanship Award for the second year in a row. Dunwoody’s 2016 team—coached by faculty members E.J. […]

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Robotics & Manufacturing Department Hosts Summer STEM Camp

Dunwoody’s Robotics & Manufacturing department hosted the College’s first ever STEM Camp June 23-25. The camp—sponsored by Boston Scientific—introduced STEM programs/careers like mechanical, civil, electrical, software and industrial engineering to 37 high school juniors and seniors.  During the camp, students were able to participate in group lectures and brainstorming exercises, watch faculty-led demonstrations and explore the […]

Community Outreach

Dunwoody gives out Outstanding Engineering & Design Awards at Minnesota State High School Robotics Championship

Earlier this month, Dunwoody College of Technology gave out three Outstanding Engineering & Design Awards at the Minnesota State High School Robotics Championship on Saturday, which was held at Williams Arena on the University of Minnesota campus. Dean of Robotics & Manufacturing E.J. Daigle judged each of the 32 teams and selected 3 teams for a new […]

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Snow Devil 1012 team earns third place in Autonomous Snowplow Competition

The Snow Devil 1012 plow team earned third place and the Golden Smile Sportsmanship Award last weekend at the Fifth Annual Institute of Navigation (ION) Autonomous Snowplow Competition.  The event is part of the St. Paul Winter Carnival and took place in Rice Park. The team, lead by faculty advisors E.J. Daigle and John McShannock, […]