Create your own future and shape the world - Modern manufacturing offers a chance to design and build the future, whether it’s inventing the latest aircraft or automobile, a lifesaving medicine or a new way to harness power. 

The Manufacturing Institute is pleased to partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to offer K-12 girls enrolled in a Boys & Girls Club the chance to compete for a trip to Washington, D.C. and attend the 2020 STEP Ahead Awards to create their futures. The STEP Into Manufacturing competition is an opportunity to foster interest in manufacturing, share new and innovative ideas, and travel to our nation's capital to meet 130 modern “Rosie the Riveters." Read on for more details:


This year’s STEP into Manufacturing theme is:


“Creating a Better Future for the World”

What is an invention the world needs that you would create? 


This year’s theme invites you to tell us how you can make the world a better place through your creations. Is it by creating new technologies for school? Tackling environmental issues? Ending world hunger?

However you define it, let us know how you will make the world a better place through your invention. Take your ideas and bring them to life in your entries!


    Entry Deadline: February 29, 2020 11:59 PM ET




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