Coming Jan. 27-29, 2023

Impactful Ideation. Rapid prototyping. Real-world teamwork. That’s the NC State Make-A-Thon experience.

Students compete in teams to create the best solution to a sustainability challenge. Whether it’s about water, waste, energy, transportation or food — that’s up to you and your team to decide.

At the end of the competition, you will pitch your idea to judges from the community and local companies. And, yes, there are prizes for the winning teams: $3,000 for first place, $2,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place.

Participants talk about Make-A-Thon — what to expect and why it’s worth it

Be a Judge or Mentor

The magic of Make-A-Thon happens when our student teams connect with community members.

Make-A-Thon is brought to you by the following hosts:

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Chester Miller at for more information about sponsorship of the 2023 event.

Previous Winners