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Teams of all ages, genders, backgrounds, and places develop BRAND NEW ideas in a weekend invent-a-thon. 48 hours to plan, prototype and pitch an idea for prizes and licensing potential.

It is a valuable resource for anyone and everyone to gain insight into the innovation community.

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Create Custom Pieces At Millers Rustic Sawmill

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In King City, large wind turbines surround the small town, 70 miles north of Kansas City. Just off a gravel road, a mill sits in a large metal building filled…

Meet Our Tool Techs: Ted Brull

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Teams have 48 hours to develop a product prototype, but they’re not alone in the process. Tool Techs are a major component at our Make48 events. Our tool techs volunteer…

Growing Innovative Thinkers

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Last month the Henry Ford Museum and The STEMIE Coalition announced they were uniting to bring problem-solving and creative thinking to students in all 50 states. The STEMIE Coalition, best known…

Men outnumber women nearly 2-to-1 in STEM roles on TV and in movies. That may discourage girls from tech careers. (via

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For the past decade, the number of STEM professionals portrayed by men have outnumbered women characters in those fields by nearly 2 to 1, according to a study released this…

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