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To earn points for this activity, upload a photo of you at the activity, a copy of a certificate earned, or other documentation to show that you participated.
If you toured a manufacturing facility that is not already featured on the MakerMinded activity portfolio, submit your points here! You can also suggest to your state program manager that they add the facility to the portfolio.
Visiting a manufacturing plant or experiencing the world of engineering or design helps to shift student mindsets around advanced manufacturing. When students think of manufacturing, they typically think of the "old-school" assembly line. However, manufacturing today is clean and high-tech and a very in-demand domain. It's important that we show students how applicable their STEM skills are to the different roles in an organization so they can visualize themselves in this field.
Note: When submitting for points, make sure you include the name of the facility you visited!
Manufacturing tours make a great field trip but students can also earn points for visiting on their own!
One submission per individual, group, or class per visit.
Outcome of the Activity:
Students will become more familiar with the manufacturing field by experiencing the plant firsthand.
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