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UW-Stout welcomes Make48 to
campus where Skills USA high
school students in partnership
with UW-Stout students will

Make48 is a 48-hour competition where teams are presented with a challenge and tasked to build a physical prototype, create a sales sheet, produce a 1-minute marketing video and pitch their big idea to a panel of judges. 


This coming October 2024, UW-Stout, Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, will host teams comprised of two SkillsUSA high school students paired up with two UW-Stout students to form each team for a Make48 competition. With access to expert tool technicians and high-tech equipment, competing teams will have the power to build almost anything.

For this challenge, collaboration is the key to success. Many people have big ideas, but few possess the resources to develop a prototype that turns them into reality. To build anything, different skills, materials
and equipment must work together to create a final product. Make48 allows this process to be achieved with a fun, fast-paced, and educational event. First place team wins $2000.

Distinguished by career-focused applied learning and research, University of Wisconsin-Stout—Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University—provides students with the environments and experience to succeed in engineering, technology, design, management and more. One of its nearly 300 campus labs and studios, the Center for Innovation & Development’s Fab Lab offers innovators, creatives and makers access to 3D printers, laser cutters and other leading-edge digital fabrication tools to bring their imagination to life. Through partnership networks that include MIT, the FabLearn Community, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and others, the Fab Lab is expanding its impact to inspire PreK-12 students around Wisconsin and throughout the world.

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Event Date: October 4-6, 2024



Sign up to Compete!

Ready to compete?  Sign up your two person team at the appropriate link below:

Skills USA High School Students Apply Now!

UW Stout Students Apply Now!

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