LIFT and STEM Action Center Celebrate Top MakerMinded Schools in Idaho

Education, Lightweight Materials, Workforce

LIFT – Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, a Detroit-based national manufacturing innovation institute and member of Manufacturing USA, and the Idaho STEM Action Center today announced the winning schools of the Gem State’s 2018-2019 inaugural MakerMinded competition, which expands students’ and schools’ access to world-class advanced manufacturing and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning experiences through an online platform.

Students in Idaho working with LIFT
Students in Idaho working with LIFT. Courtesy: LIFT

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense’s National Defense Education program, MakerMinded launched in Idaho in the fall of 2018 to inspire more middle and high school students to pursue advanced manufacturing careers and equip them with 21st-century skills in-demand at Idaho’s 1,600 manufacturers that currently employ nearly 70,000 people.