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Student Summit Event Series

Inspiring high school students to pursue manufacturing and engineering careers.

The Student Summit event series delivers student-centric programming, hands-on challenges and competitions, technology demonstrations, and guided show-floor tours at SME conferences and trade shows across the country.

Discover Manufacturing

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Student Challenges and Competitions

Students engage in challenges and competitions designed to teach them about manufacturing technologies while gaining hands-on experience and using different skills to achieve desired outcomes.
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Guided Show Floor Tour

Students and educators discover new manufacturing technologies, processes, innovations and educational opportunities through a guided show floor tour interacting with manufacturing exhibitors.

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.

Student Summit Highlights

Learn why our Student Summit Event Series at SME events across the country inspire students to pursue manufacturing and engineering careers.
“My students really enjoyed the interaction with the drone building time and they were taken back by all the vendors and their willingness to talk to them about the trade. ”
Tate Ostiguy, Bay Path is Advanced Manufacturing Instructor