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Find MNIT at the Minnesota State Fair!

Helping Minnesotans of all ages learn about state technology

8/18/2022 1:22:46 PM

Commissioner Tomes and MNIT Employees at MNIT's State Fair booth with a blue banner that reads: Find us at the State Fair, Education Building, Booth 41.

Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) will host a booth at the 2022 Minnesota State Fair Aug. 25 - Sept. 5. Visit our booth to chat with MNIT employees about how we use technology to connect Minnesotans to an innovative, digital government. We hope you stop by to share more about how technology can work for you – and you might get a fun prize for playing a game.

About MNIT's Booth

  • Timing and location
    • Education Building, Booth 41. 
    • 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. (9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Labor Day).
  • What you will find at the booth
    • MNIT employees will answer your questions about state technology or IT. 
    • We will hand out prizes for two activities that you can participate in. 
    • You can share your thoughts about technology with our staff.
    • Sign up for more information about technology careers with the state. 

STEM Day

You can also find MNIT on STEM Day at the Minnesota State Fair! STEM Day is a chance for students, parents, and educators to celebrate and participate in collaborative, engaging STEM activities. SciMathMN, in collaboration with its many partner organizations, is the driving force behind the STEM Day at the Fair effort. 

Watch STEM-oriented entertainment on the stage at Dan Patch Park. You might even catch MNIT Commissioner, Tarek Tomes, on stage in the afternoon!

  • Timing and location
    • Dan Patch Park, just south of the grandstand.
    • Thursday, Aug. 25.
    • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • What you might find at MNIT's booth:
    • Kids and families can learn about coding and safe passwords from MNIT technology experts. 
    • Want to win a prize? Try to stump our password experts or crack the code of a cipher!

Many organizations are participating in STEM Day at the Fair. Students and fairgoers of all ages can engage in a wide range of displays, games, and crafts involving:

  • Robotics
  • Engineering
  • Computer coding
  • Geography sciences
  • Animals

If you can't attend the fair

If you aren't able to attend the state fair this year, you can still participate in activities that take place in MNIT's booth. As a technology organization, we want our activities to be available whether you are accessing them online or in person! Stay tuned to our social media channels during the fair for your chance to train the mn.gov chat bot and to test your cybersecurity skills.

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