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Education Foundation Highlights

The philanthropic arm of SME, an internationally recognized nonprofit organization serving the manufacturing industry, the SME Education Foundation inspires, prepares and supports the next generation of manufacturing and engineering talent. Read highlights from the Foundation’s Student Summits, SME PRIME initiative and Student Scholarship program below.

Education Foundation News

SME Scholarship Eases Financial Load for Oklahoma Engineering Student

As one of the first recipients of SME’s new Irving P. McPhail Scholarship, Brayden Miller is pursuing an associate degree in electrical and mechanical engineering at Rose State College. From there, he plans to transfer to a four-year university to get a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

Racine Case High School Helps Fill Skills Gap With SME PRIME

Racine Case High School in Wisconsin has transformed their SME PRIME program by creating a machine-repair career pathway, implementing new courses, and providing students with training experience using a Festo equipment training system.

Gideon Ndeh: Inspiring Aspiration

A sophomore at Georgia Tech, scholarships are critical to sustaining Gideon Ndeh. “Scholarships are life changing. They shift the momentum; allow focus on my education. They’ve been a necessity — they’ve changed everything. I feel blessed.”

Nearly 900 High School Students Attended Student Summits in 2021

Last year, nearly 900 students from 30 high schools in 12 U.S. states participated in Student Summits that took place at four SME events: RAPID + TCT, EASTEC, SOUTHTEC and WESTEC. In all, nine full days of Student Summits — made possible by a donation from the Arconic Foundation — took place during the SME events.

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Foundation For The Future: 2021 Annual Report

As the pandemic wanes, the future of the Foundation is increasingly bright. We are singularly focused on the impact of what we do and the efficiency with which we do it. The Foundation welcomes your participation and trusts that you will enjoy reading about the impressive results from last year.