“Widget Manufacturing Competition”
Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, 2022
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.
This year the MADE competition will take place on October 21 and 22 on the Courthouse Square in downtown Morganton. Each participating school will assemble a team that will develop a manufacturing system on site in order to produce a product to be determined at a later time point. Each group will create a prototype and design the visual appearance of the product. They will then create an entire assembly system in order to produce accurate widgets quickly. Teams will rely on problem solving techniques, measuring and assembly skills, a systems view approach, troubleshooting, artistic design and efficiency principles in order to complete this live build challenge. Winners will be announced in the Middle School and High School divisions with teams receiving monetary donations to go toward their classrooms.
Are you interested in getting involved in the next competition? Reach out to Abby Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-438-5280 to learn more.
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
2019 High School 2nd Place ~ Patton High School
2019 High School 3rd Place ~ Super Team
2019 Middle School 1st Place ~ East Burke Middle School Team 2
2019 Middle School 2nd Place ~ East Burke Middle School Team 1
2019 Middle School 3rd Place ~ Liberty Middle School
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.