The SME Education Foundation Student Summit Event Series introduces high school students to the manufacturing industry at SME manufacturing and technology trade shows across the country. Each summit allows students to explore the industry through hands-on challenges designed to test their knowledge, skills and creative thinking while working in teams to complete tasks associated with manufacturing processes. Students also tour industry and collegiate exhibits which provide them with insight into manufacturing and engineering career pathways, and a high-level overview of new technologies and applications.
Student Summit Event Series
Creating interest, excitement and appreciation for manufacturing
Discover Manufacturing at Student Summits
Students engage in activities designed to teach them about manufacturing technologies while gaining hands-on experience and using different skills to achieve desired outcomes.
Guided Show Floor Instagram Tour
Students and educators discover new manufacturing technologies, processes, innovations and educational opportunities through a guided show floor tour interacting with exhibitors through Instagram.
Student-Centric Industry Experts
Students gain perspectives on manufacturing technologies, career pathways and the industry from notable industry speakers during each opening session of the Student Summit Event Series.
The Student Summit Event Series provides a high-level overview of the manufacturing industry, new technology and the opportunities available to students interested in pursuing STEM-based manufacturing career pathways.