Currently, only 21% of engineering bachelor’s degree recipients are women, while minorities account for just 12.5%. Similarly, in industry, women represent just 29% of the manufacturing workforce while minorities account for only 20%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The Foundation is working to increase opportunities for women and minorities. Last year, a record number of scholarships were awarded to women and/or minorities.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The SME Education Foundation is committed to its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiative by providing increased opportunities to underrepresented and disadvantaged communities across the country.
Make An Impact
Join us in our efforts to increase manufacturing and engineering education opportunities for underrepresented students by donating to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Scholarship fund. Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $100 or $1,000. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support.