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SME Education Foundation Student Summits Student Summit Event Series

Student Summit Event Series

Creating interest, excitement and appreciation for manufacturing

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.    

Discover Manufacturing at Student Summits

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Student Challenges

Students engage in activities 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 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.

Why Attend?

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.