MADE Competition

“Assembly Line Challenge”

Friday, October 21, 2022

The Historic Morganton Festival, Inc. is excited to announce the dates of the Fall 2022 Morganton Arts Design and Engineering (MADE) Competition. The event will take place on Friday, October 21st 2022 on the Courthouse Square in beautiful downtown Morganton. Area Middle and High School students will compete over the two days in the Assembly Line Challenge, an on site engineering and design competition. .

MADE is one of the most successful collaborations between education and industry partners and it gives Burke County students a chance to experience STEAM-based activities that build skills relevant to many of the area industries. MADE encourages students to think outside of the box and engages participants in critical thinking, design, engineering and innovation.

The Fall 2022 Assembly Line Challenge is now taking entry forms with a total of 15 school team spots available (5 students max per team – option of one team per school). In order to reserve your space, please contact Abby Nelson at anelson@morgantonnc.gov or 828-438-5280. Spaces are limited and are first come, first serve. 

Winning teams in both the middle and high school division will receive prize packages for 1st ($750) 2nd ($500) and 3rd ($250) place finishes. Prize packages totaling $3,000 go directly to the classroom to further technology education. In addition, each lead teacher (one per team) will receive a $250 stipend.

The Fall 2022 competition is generously supported by Work in Burke, City of Morganton, Continental, Leviton, Ekornes, Opportunity Threads, Case Farms and Western Piedmont Community College. 

Supporters are Burke County Public Schools, Historic Morganton Festival, and TOSS

Previous MADE Winners

2021 MADE Rescue Robot Challenge Winners

2021 High School 1st Place ~ North Carolina School for the Deaf (130 points)

2021 High School 2nd Place ~ East Burke High School (120 points)

2021 High School 3rd Place ~ Draughn High School (95 points)

2021 Middle School 1st Place ~ East Burke Middle School (120 points)

2021 Middle School 2nd Place ~ Heritage Middle School (115 points)

2021 Middle School 3rd Place ~ Liberty Middle School (90 points)

Spring 2021 Lamp Design Challenge

2019 MADE Junkyard Challenge Winners

2019 High School 1st Place ~ Freedom High School Team 1
First Place Winners of the 2019 M.A.D.E. Junkyard Challenge

First Place Winners of the 2019 M.A.D.E. Junkyard Challenge

2019 High School 2nd Place ~ Patton High School
a picture of the High School second place winner

Second Place Winners of the 2019 M.A.D.E. Junkyard Challenge

 

2019 High School 3rd Place ~ Super Team
Combination Team made up from all Burke County High Schools

Third Place Winners of the 2019 M.A.D.E. Junkyard Challenge – Combination Team made up from all Burke County High Schools

 

2019 Middle School 1st Place ~ East Burke Middle School Team 2
a picture of the middle School first place winner

First Place Winners of the 2019 M.A.D.E. Junkyard Challenge

 

2019 Middle School 2nd Place ~ East Burke Middle School Team 1
A picture of the Middle School second place winner

Second Place Winners of the 2019 M.A.D.E. Junkyard Challenge

2019 Middle School 3rd Place ~ Liberty Middle School
a picture of the middle School third place winner

Third Place Winners of the 2019 M.A.D.E. Junkyard Challenge

2018 MADE “ECO Chair” Challenge Winners

Thank you to all of the M.A.D.E. Sponsors. This competition would not be possible without your support.

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