Big Ideas News

New AC paneling on the lab.

We’re getting our Mobile Learning Lab ready for a busy summer teaching kids about different trades! Today we’re thankful for our resident tradesmen, Ryan and Andy, for putting new AC paneling on the lab.

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Kids Connection with Big Ideas

We had an absolute blast with the kids from Kids Connection today! Thank you so much for visiting, for being respectful, and for helping each other when you could. It was very impressive to see such a cool group of kids! We are excited about your next visit!

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Steam Carnival!

BREAKING NEWS!! Big Ideas will be featured in the Steam Carnival at The National Center for Autonomous Technologies #ExperienceSTEAM event at The Mall of America, August 10th – 14th!! Follow the link to learn more: https://bigideasusa.org/experience-steam

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May Recap – Over 1,100 Learners

Wow! May was a busy month. We had 17 Mobile Learning Lab events all over Minnesota. A very special event was the SCC Car Show. We had a great time seeing all the cars and trucks and talking about all the work that goes into them. Our Mobile Lab was on site and we offered

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Class of 2022: Congratulations!

Class of 2022: Congratulations! Your last few years in school have had many challenges and you should be extremely proud of yourself that you overcame all of them on your path to graduation. This time of your life is a turning point. Some of you will move out of your childhood home and continue your

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Big Ideas goes to Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial

The Big Ideas Inc Trailer made its way to LCWM today! The trailer allows students to explore careers through virtual reality. Some of the careers include welding, heavy equipment operation and auto painting. Students are also able to explore over 25 other careers using virtual reality headsets! It is a great day to be a

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Mobile Lab at Farmamerica

We had an amazing time at Farmamerica – The Minnesota Agricultural Interpretive Center Over the course of 2 days we met with over 300 students to talk about how the skilled trades fit within agriculture. Thanks to all the staff, students and teachers who make this event fun, interesting and inspiring to so many!

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Big Ideas in Mankato!

Students at East and West high schools got to visit the Big Ideas mobile learning lab. They experienced virtual welding, virtual reality, excavating, and painting. The experience showcased high-wage and in-demand careers in Trade and Industry. Always learning and growing!

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Big Ideas Mobile Learning Lab goes to Waseca

From the Waseca Public School Facebook Page: “Our ALC students are getting some virtual job experience! The “Big Ideas USA” (www.bigideasusa.org) trailer came to our Central Building and had wonderful staff on hand to help students learn to use virtual welding equipment, paint sprayers, and excavating trucks. What a cool experience for our kids –

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