Owen Hildreth, Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor at Colorado School of Mines, sponsored a manufacturing education event with partners Denver Art Street and Community Skis. Eight artists from the Denver urban area were selected to design and manufacture custom skis. Art Street, a Denver based non-profit creative provides industry training programs for underserved youth. Community Skis provides education based ski fabricating workshops. The three partners were highlighted recently by Rocky Mountain PBS. Funding for the event was provided by Colorado Fuel Cell Center at the Colorado School of Mines and from the National Science Foundation.