About Us


The SME Education Foundation’s mission is to prepare the future engineers and technologists for advanced manufacturing careers through outreach programs to enrich students to study Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in alignment with SME. 



Over our 30 year history, we have:

Invested $8 million in youth programs, helping over 60,000 students explore career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.

Invested $17.3 million in grants to 35 colleges and universities for the development of industry-driven curricula.
Provided more than $6.5 million in scholarships and $1.6 million in awards.
Provided in-kind gifts of more than $345 million since 2007 thanks to the generosity of industry partners.