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Project Lead the Way

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Project Lead The Way is bringing Make48 to UMKC's campus for a very special event!

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 February 2024, the University of Missouri-Kansas City will host Project Lead The Way teams 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.

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a mission-driven organization that is transforming the learning experience for millions of PreK-12 students and thousands of teachers across the U.S. PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. PLTW’s teacher training and resources support teachers as they engage their students in real-world learning. Approximately 12,200 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer PLTW programs. For more information on Project Lead The Way, visit

The Innovation Studio supports its mission through state-of-the-art prototyping,
technology, and training. The Innovation Studio plays a unique role in University-Business
partnerships by providing the best opportunities for supporting product innovation, while
also enhancing the integration of engineering, business, product design, and technology
within the UMKC community.

Event Date: February 2-4, 2024

@UMKC's Innovation Studio


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Be a Volunteer Tool-Tech

The heart of this competition is collaboration. Provide your talents during this event as a Tool-Tech.



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