Make It In Modern Manufacturing
Calling all creators, doers and makers. If your students are ready to solve some of the manufacturing industry's toughest challenges, see if they have what it takes to Make It In Modern Manufacturing.
In celebration of
Manufacturing Day on October 1st, the STEM Careers Coalition, has created an engaging collection of brain teasers, career profiles, hands-on activities and more to spark your student’s imagination and help them see what modern manufacturing in America is all about!
What kind of problems do you want to solve? Explore the profiles below of people just like you who are using the skills they learned in school to become the kind of problem solvers that make a difference. Make the connection from the classroom to careers.
Process Engineers are leadership-oriented professionals who combine business management skills with knowledge of multiple fields of science and mathematics, including Chemistry, Thermodynamics, and Physics. They design systems that help factories and plants maximize the efficient production of goods.
COVID-19 Solutions Seeker | ASME
Supplier Quality Launch Leader
In light of widespread closures of manufacturing plants and parts suppliers due to the pandemic, Alex and his GM colleagues collaborated with an outside company to help produce ventilators, using their manufacturing skills for the greater good.
COVID-19 Solutions Seeker | GAF
As an expert in “keeping the machine running” at a manufacturing plant, Tyler channeled his experience performing preventative maintenance checks to help stop the spread of COVID-19 with new safety precautions at his facility.
American Petroleum Institute
Maintenance technicians perform scheduled maintenance and repairs to ensure that machines and equipment at oil and gas production facilities are in safe, operating condition. They interpret data and use diagnostic tools to conduct tests of equipment.
American Petroleum Institute
Production operators have sound mechanical knowledge and abilities and are able to work effectively with their hands. They understand how to use a variety of technology applications for measuring oil and gas output.
American Petroleum Institute
Equipment operators have excellent hand-eye-foot coordination and mechanical skills for operating and performing maintenance on heavy and specialized equipment and vehicles. This equipment includes machines, such as bulldozers, backhoes, and excavators.
Bring the joy of discovery to life from the comfort of home with a variety of exciting digital learning explorations that help students put STEM skills into action.
In this sixth session, young people will explore a STEM challenge focused around manufacturing. As they collaborate to complete the challenge, they will apply the engineering design process to create prototypes of a new product and optimize their designs.
Reevaluate the everyday products you love by considering the effectiveness of their packaging, then explore your own improvements.
Precision Irrigation Design Challenge
Delve into the challenges of irrigation in agriculture, industry, and at home by designing an irrigation system from recycled household items.
Access the no-cost, standards-aligned classroom activities to support future career success for all students. Each activity features important STEM skills and a step-by-step guide for implementing activities into your classroom. Explore the resources today.
Farm to Table
Students gain context on the role petroleum plays in food production, while focusing on the importance of fuel efficiency and sustainable infrastructure. They will assess how efficiency varies among freight transportation methods based on factors like speed, cost, and environmental impact.
Students will investigate the textile industry’s impact on global water scarcity using engineering analysis. They will review strategies for reducing pollution while maintaining industry success, and draft clear guidelines to steer textile manufacturers to a more sustainable future.
Featured Modern Manufacturing Partner Programs
Still curious about the world of modern manufacturing? Explore these exciting programs and activities designed to inspire, educate and empower a new generation of creators.
Check out these resources and videos from Creators Wanted - the manufacturing industry’s largest campaign to inspire, educate and empower future creators across the countryVisit www.creatorswanted.org
STEM Careers Coalition
The all-new STEM Careers Coalition's mission is to empower educators to teach STEM effectively in the classroom, foster equity and access to quality education, and build the next generation of solution-seekers at no-cost to schools.Visit stemcareerscoalition.org
FUTURE U is Boeing’s signature STEM education program, created in partnership with Discovery Education, with the goal of inspiring and equipping the next generation of STEM professionals in aerospace and advanced manufacturing.Visit boeingfutureu.com
Manufacturing at Sanofi
At Sanofi, manufacturing is key to our business. Every day, over 4000 U.S. employees work to produce high-quality healthcare solutions to support millions of people around the world using industry leading manufacturing technology.Visit sanofi.com
Stanley Black and Decker
You can enjoy building a Stanley Black & Decker Toolbox to store and carry your tools for all your Maker projects. The toolbox materials cost under $20, require one hour of your time, and is a perfect activity for ten years and older.Visit stanleyblackanddecker.com
Building in Minecraft
Explore sustainable building, waste management and responsible forestry in Minecraft: Education Edition. These six lessons and immersive world take players on an adventure through Sustainability City.Visit minecraft.net