May - Tour of Cedar Valley Maker


May 2017 Meeting

Tour - Cedar Valley Maker

Tech 1, Techworks Campus – Waterloo, IA

SME’s Waterloo Chapter 186 would like to invite you to its May meeting where we’ll be touring Cedar Valley Makers in the Techworks Campus, followed by a series of special presentations at the John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum right next door.

The Cedar Valley Maker is housed in 5,500 sq ft of newly redeveloped industrial space on the third floor of the Techworks Campus Tech 1 building. Tooling and equipment includes woodworking, metal fabrication, digital fabrication, 3D printing, electronics work space and more, with additional classroom and common space available for workshops and special events.

The guest speakers will cover a range of topics, including:

    • The history of the Cedar Valley Makerspace and what it means to the Cedar Valley.

    • What are the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) opportunities in and around the Cedar Valley and how can we attract younger talent into STEM fields?

    • Learn how SME Chapter 186 is performing outreach to foster better relationships with organizations in its local community.

    • Manufacturing professionals can give back. See and hear how you can make an impact in the Cedar Valley.

Guest Speakers

Danny Laudick

*Co-Founder, CVMS

Dr. LaRoux Gillespie

* 2012 SME President

Mark J. Price

*Chapter Development/Relations Mgr

Brian G. Glowiak, Esq.

*VP, SME Education Foundation

Josh Cramer

*Sr. Educational Programs Officer

Date – Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Tour Location – Cedar Valley Makers, Techworks Campus, Tech 1 Bldg, 3rd floor, 360 Westfield Avenue, Waterloo IA 50701

Dinner/Speakers Location – John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum, 500 Westfield Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701


4:30 pm Arrival Time @ CVM

4:30 - 4:45 Welcome / Registration

4:45 - 5:45 Tour of CVM

5:45 - 6:00 Travel to JD Museum

6:15 - 7:00 Dinner

7:00 - 8:30 Speaker Presentations

Click on the below link or paste it into a web browser for directions to the tour and dinner locations:,+Westfield+Avenue,+Waterloo,+IA/@42.4984484,-92.3540082,17z/am=t/data=!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x0:0x1b7b193709d06f0c!2m2!1d-92.3510407!2d42.4990099!1m5!1m1!1s0x8803a649ba6127fb:0xe97dbd5f82c8a7dc!2m2!1d-92.3527479!2d42.4988837!3e2

Dinner Menu

Hy-Vee Catered

Dinner Costs

Members – Free

Retirees – Free

Students – Free

Non-Members – Free

(Attending only the tour is free.)

We encourage Spouses, Friends, and Significant Others to attend.

For additional information or questions please e-mail the chapter at:

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