Neenah, Wis. – Miron Construction Co., Inc. will host fifth through eighth graders who will explore an array of professions in the construction industry via participation in hands-on learning activities relating to science, technology, engineering and mathematics on Thursday, April 19th, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m.
Students will rotate between three stations, which will cover topics such as sustainability, building information modeling and estimating. Prizes will be awarded at two of the three stations. While students participate in these activities, parents will be given the opportunity to tour Miron’s Gold LEED certified office and enjoy refreshments.
“We want to highlight different aspects of the construction industry and tie them to the importance of science, technology, engineering and math using a fun, educational approach that focuses on how we are minimizing waste across the industry, which is the core of sustainability,” said Theresa Lehman, Miron’s director of sustainable services.
Students will have the chance to speak with, and learn from, Miron Construction employees as they pass through each station. Up to 60 children can participate in F.O.C.U.S./STEM Construction & Sustainability Day, a program of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce.
Miron Construction Co., Inc.
Miron Construction Co., Inc., recently named Builder of the Year by The Daily Reporter, as part of the publication’s 2011 Newsmakers of the Year awards program, is a forward-thinking, fast-growing private company completing work throughout the nation. Miron is currently listed 94th among all general contractors in the United States and among the top 10 (the largest Wisconsin-based) construction companies serving the Midwest by Engineering News Record (based on revenue figures for 2010). Miron provides innovative pre-construction, construction management, design-build and general construction services and is headquartered in Neenah, Wis., with regional offices in Madison, Wausau and Milwaukee, Wis., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Negaunee, Mich., and Virginia, Minn. For more information, please visit miron-construction.com.
About the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry
The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce captures the energy of one of Wisconsin’s most dynamic regions and transforms it into innovative programs and services for its business members. The Fox Cities Chamber serves all of the Fox Cities communities including the cities of Appleton, Kaukauna, Menasha and Neenah; the towns of Buchanan, Clayton, Grand Chute, Greenville, Harrison, Kaukauna, Menasha, Neenah and Vandenbroek, and the villages of Combined Locks, Hortonville, Kimberly, Little Chute and Sherwood. The Fox Cities Chamber plays a leadership role in regional economic development efforts in Northeastern Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.foxcitieschamber.com.