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Innovation Experience Center

Beam Project Type: Building Planning     Project in Concept Phase

The Minnesota Children’s Museum Rochester is pushing ahead with plans for a new family-focused Innovation Experience Center. The museum's leadership presented the concept, now nearly a year in the works, to a group of city leaders and stakeholders at a meeting Monday afternoon. The museum is seeking community support for a multi-generational museum focused on three key areas: innovation, health and well-being, and cultural exchange. "First and foremost, it will be a community-based museum," said Heidi Mestad, the museum's director. "If we make it cool enough for the community to get excited about, visitors will want to come too."

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Impacts

PlanScape

Level 1: Arts & Culture ; Children & Youth ; STEM

Level 2: UMR and Recreation

DMC: Sports, Recreation, Nature ; Discovery Square ; UMR and Recreation

Community Health:

Collaboration

Lead Organization: Minnesota Children's Museum - Rochester

Confirmed Collaborators: Minnesota Children's Museum - Rochester

Potential Collaborators:

Status Reports Related PlanScape Status on: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, STEM

March 14, 2018: CNG Steering Committee working on 2018 Compass Points

 CNG Steering Committee is working on the next version of Rochester/Olmsted County Compass report.

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March 09, 2018: RPS meeting with Moms Demand Action

RPS and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense are planning a dialog between the two groups. This is an opportunity to broaden the conversation to other efforts to address school safety.

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March 01, 2018: Mediation & Conflict Solutions Updates by Post Bulletin

2018-03-01 PB story on MCS: "Looking for help with a conflict?

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February 22, 2018: Cradle to Career 2018 Launch Feb 22, 2018 Meeting

At the February 22 meeting, the following information was shared. 

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February 17, 2018: 2018 Discipline Data Update - Information

At the 2/6/2018 School Board Meeting the following was presented as a comparison of office referrals from first semester 2016-2017 and first semester 2017-2018 examining District, building, and student data.  Building Principals will also discuss behavior- related supports provided in their respective buildings.

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November 27, 2017: World's Best Workforce Plan goals not met

Slow progress. 5 Goals not met:  All children are ready for kindergarten, Third-grade literacy, Close all academic achievement gaps, Have all high school graduates career and college ready, Graduate all students from HS

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November 04, 2017: DMCC approves $22M in capitral improvement projects for 2018

While the DMC EDA budget will rise from $3.5 million this year to more than $3.7 million next year, the city will contribute $122,000 less and Mayo Clinic's contribution will increase by $337,000.

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September 27, 2017: Mayo Clinic Health Disparities Research Lecture by Dr. David Williams

Dr. David Williams in his Keynote Address at the Mayo Research 2017 Annual Health Equity retreat.

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September 11, 2017: September, August , July , June & May News from Community Focus Team

September, August, July, June and May, 2017 Community Focus Team news and meeting notes.

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September 10, 2017: MN Department of Education education data analysis

Great opportunity to get connected with deeper data collection and analysis on education outcomes. 

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September 10, 2017: Rochester-Southeast Minnesota Campus for Single Mothers and their Children

Remick Family donates land for future Jeremiah Program campus in Rochester

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Last modified by allnode on 2017/09/26
Created by allnode on 2017/09/26

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  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
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While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

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