Guided by their teachers and provided with GoPro video equipment and instructional materials, the teams were matched with local manufacturers and charged with visiting their respective company to learn about its products, workforce and technology, and ultimately produce a two-and-a-half-minute video profile.
Videos were posted on the Dream It. Do It. New Jersey website (www.dreamitdoitnj.com) on June 18, 19 and 20 for viewing and voting by visitors. Voting opened at 8:00 a.m. on June 18 and closed at midnight on June 20.
At a special awards ceremony on June 21 in NJIT’s College of Architecture and Design Gallery, the students were recognized for their cinematic takes on what they think is cool about manufacturing and will receive trophies and medals.
Dream It. Do It. New Jersey, a program of ManufactureNJ at NJIT that works to educate teachers, guidance counselors and parents about manufacturing as a career option for students, sponsored the competition.
The goal is to dispel the outdated image of manufacturing, reveal it as a safe and sustainable work environment and give students an appreciation for the industry.
For additional information on ManufactureNJ and Dream It. Do It., visit www.dreamitdoitnj.com or call 973-596-3065.
To learn more about the competition, go to http://www.dreamitdoitnj.com/student-hub/programs-and-events/whats-so-cool-about-manufacturing-video-competition/.
One of the nation’s leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills.
With an enrollment of 11,300 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering and cybersecurity, in addition to others.
NJIT ranks fifth among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to Payscale.com. NJIT has a $1.74 billion annual economic impact on the state of New Jersey.