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Manufacture Your Future Teacher Challenge

  • Manufacture Your Future Challenge
  • Who: Teachers in grades 3 to 12
  • Prize: $5,000
  • Deadline: Oct. 19, 2018

From 3-D printing to robotics and artificial intelligence, technology is radically altering traditional manufacturing while opening up new career paths.

How would you bring those exciting opportunities to life in your classroom? Make a pitch to the Manufacture Your Future Teacher Challenge – a new program from Discovery Education and the Arconic Foundation – for a chance to win $5,000 to put your proposal into action.

The contest asks teachers working alone or in teams create a video pitch and written proposal for an in-school experience that will inspire students in grades 3 to 12 to explore manufacturing careers.

Added bonus: Arconic employees will guide students through the development of 3-D printed parts for commercial and space vehicles during a Virtual Field Trip on October 5 in honor of Manufacturing Day of Learning.

The challenge, which opened in mid-June, closes on October 19, 2018.

Also check out Manufacture Your Future’s activities and video resources to help students learn about manufacturing careers.

Written proposals from applicants must include the following:

  • A description of the proposed in-school experience;
  • A description of how a $5,000 grant would be used to implement the experience;
  • Information about the individuals who will plan and host the event;
  • A description of the intended student audience for the event;
  • A list of critical resources, including at least one Manufacture Your Future resource; and
  • An explanation of how the students will benefit from the experience, including how it will inspire them to explore different career pathways in advanced manufacturing.

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