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Help us inspire, prepare and support the next generation of manufacturing and engineering talent

We understand that manufacturing is key to economic growth and prosperity, and that a manufacturing talent shortage and skills gap threatens both. Without a spirited, highly skilled workforce, manufacturing – and the global populations who rely upon it – will suffer.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The new Irving P. McPhail Scholarship Fund was named for the late president of the 2020 SME Education Foundation board. Your donation to this fund will help honor Irving P. MacPhail’s legacy and award scholarships in STEM and manufacturing education to minority and female students.
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Student Summit Fund

Your donation to the Student Summit Fund will help us deliver student-centric programming that provides students with their first taste of manufacturing.


Your donation to the SME PRIME Fund will help us build tailored manufacturing/engineering programs in high schools across the country.

Scholarship Fund

Your donation to the Scholarship Fund will help us annually award millions of dollars in scholarships to graduating high school seniors, undergraduates and graduate students.
SME PRIME students at Cazenovia High School working on a engineering project with robotics.

General Enrichment Fund

Your donation to the General Enrichment Fund will help us inspire, prepare and support the next generation of manufacturing and engineering talent.

Amazon Smile

You shop. Amazon gives. With many stores still closed and most of our shopping done online, support the SME Education Foundation while you do it. When you shop with Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the SME Education Foundation.

Make your gift a recurring donation

Your recurring contribution will help the SME Education Foundation provide support for students at all levels. Setting up a recurring gift ensures our ability to tackle more opportunities: helping schools across the nation develop and build advanced manufacturing educational programs. To get started call us at 313.425.3300 or click the link below to fill out our contact form.