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Jason Bruns

Minnesota State Engineering Center of Excellence

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Jason Bruns is the Director of the Minnesota State Engineering Center of Excellence. He received his B.S from the University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from Minnesota State University Mankato. He spent 20+ years in industry successfully serving in engineering, operations, and manufacturing leadership roles at various companies including GE. Mr. Bruns now directs the Center activities as it pertains to engineering education, industry connections, and program collaborations.

The Minnesota State Engineering Center of Excellence facilitates relationships by engaging academic institutions with industry and provides educational outreach by inspiring interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). These efforts shape the next generation of engineers who will solve real-world problems. The Engineering Center of Excellence fosters accessibility to the latest technologies, workforce programs, and post-secondary education. Collectively, advancing Minnesota’s engineering innovation and competitiveness by enhancing education, engaging industry and inspiring students.

I enjoy spending my extra time in the outdoors as much as possible. In the fall, I like to can salsa, apple salsa, pickles, and raspberry pepper jelly. I also enjoy my time with my wife Angela and my four young adult/teenage daughters Andrea, Allysa, Annika and Alayna.

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