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Read news, updates and higlights from the SME Education Foundation’s Student Summit event series, SME PRIME initiative, and Student Scholarships program.

Latest Blog Posts

Challenge and Change: It’s an Opportunity

In the wake of coronavirus, school closings and “stay-at-home” mandates have upended the educational experience for students across the country. This singular moment reinforces the opportunities that exist for innovation in education via technology adoption. As it relates to the SME Education Foundation, online education is certainly relevant to the work we do with our SME PRIME program.

COVID-19 Campaign: Arconic Foundation Donates $25,000

The Arconic Foundation donated $25,000 to the SME Education Foundation’s COVID-19 campaign. Donations to the campaign will ensure that online learning provided by Tooling U-SME becomes available to thousands of high school students in 12 manufacturing disciplines, including additive manufacturing, mechatronics and smart manufacturing.

Manufacturing in the Era of COVID-19: SME PRIME Schools Help Save Lives

Career and technical education students at SME PRIME® high schools in Michigan, Illinois, and New York have experienced firsthand the importance of manufacturing to our nation and the world — and how their classroom studies and hands-on lab work relate to real-world challenges, and can even save lives during the coronavirus pandemic.

Who We Are

The SME Education Foundation's mission is to inspire, prepare and support next generation manufacturing and engineering talent through our Student Summits event series, SME PRIME initiative and Student Scholarships program.