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Dream It. Do It. WNY Cattaraugus has been busy keeping our future manufacturers engaged during these challenging times. Click here to see what we have been up to during this past year. Thank you to our students, teachers, parents, local manufacturers, MAST, The Ralph Wilson Foundation, and our community for making everything happen!
The 2020 Dream It. Do It. 500 is one of a kind!! This year, we have handed out over 300 kits to schools, teachers, club members, and young manufacturers. We still have more kits so if you are interested in designing, building, testing, racing, and selling a rubber band-powered car, please register here to get a DIDI 500 kit. Also, our Instructional Video will take you through the steps to design and build your car, while following our DIDI 500 rules. Work individually or in teams of two, three, or four – up to you! Thank you to our area schools, teachers, and parents for engaging our future manufacturers as well as members of MAST and the Ralph Wilson Foundation.
Dream it. Do It. Cattaraugus County has entered into a contest with Siemens Energy, creating a video about how DIDI is generating energy in our community. Please visit the Siemens Energy site and like our video! We have until December 11 to get the most likes! Thanks so much!
The 2020 DIDI Mfg Month in Cattaraugus County was celebrated in a similar fashion to National Mfg Day around the country – virtually! Area manufacturers shared virtual tours of their facilities along with video worksheets, hands-on activities, and interviews. CA-BOCES created a DIDI site where teachers and students have been able to access the videos and worksheets. If you don’t have a CA-BOCES account, please visit our DIDIWNY YouTube channel to view our videos (thank you John and Sydney!)
While some of our events have been postponed, we have managed to keep our young STEM enthusiasts’ interest and energy alive!
Thanks to Eaton, we were able to implement one of our Girls in Mfg Day activities by sending out Binary Code Necklace kits to the students and families registered for Eaton Girls in Mfg Day at JCC. Click here to see the information and instructions for the Eaton Binary Coded Necklace Activity.
Our Soapbox Derby Program is still up and running! Thanks to the Ralph Wilson Foundation, we have been able to deliver Mini-Soapbox Kits to members of our Mfg Clubs and beyond. Click here for more information and instructions about the Mini-Soapbox Derby .
The 2019 Mfg & STEM Fair at Portville High School was a great success! Thank you to National Grid and our area sponsors for an amazing, informative, and fun day for our future manufacturers! Please click here to see the complete overview, photos, survey results and comments from area schools and manufacturers. (Above, John-Paul Kucera of Eaton, works with a member of the Girls in Mfg Club from Portville Middle School). The DIDI Mfg & STEM Fair 2020 will be on Friday, May 1 at Portville High School.