What's So Cool About Manufacturing?

Students find out for themselves as they dive into researching manufacturers, interviewing current employees, and touring innovative facilities in South Dakota!

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Contest Timeline

September marks the start of this statewide middle school video contest.

Students get four months to film, edit, and market to their peers why they think advanced manufacturing is cool.

At the end of the competition, an awards ceremony will feature the best student videos and winners will receive trophies.


We hope to change the perspective students have about the manufacturing industry as well as promote the importance of STEM education.

This program is a fun way to bring awareness to various manufacturing opportunities.

To participate in next year’s contest and receive a complimentary Go Pro for filming, contact Sara at Sara.Byre@usd.edu.


“To develop a strong, innovative pipeline of talent to strengthen American manufacturing.”