Here in Appareo’s hometown, North Dakota State University (NDSU) is a pretty big deal. Rightly so since the Bison football team has won five back-to-back NCAA Division I FCS national championships. But furthermore, NDSU is especially important to Appareo because we have gained so many bright engineers from the NDSU College of Engineering — the largest college on the NDSU campus.
Therefore, when the NDSU Engineering Ambassadors reached out to us to collaborate on a float for their Homecoming parade, we jumped at the opportunity to display our Bison pride. We knew right away that we wanted to go BIG, so we worked with the engineering students to design an airplane decked out in Bison green and gold, and even outfitted with a pilot seat and rotating propeller. The streets of downtown Fargo were packed with NDSU students and football fans who came out for the parade. We quickly flew through 140 pounds of candy and tossed out more than 500 paper airplanes! GO BISON!