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SME Education Foundation Student Summits Student Summit Event Series

Student Summit Event Series

Delivering student-centric programming, hands-on challenges and competitions, technology demonstrations, and guided show floor tours.

The SME Education Foundation 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 at Student Summits

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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.
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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

Read highlights from the Student Summit Event Series which showcase students exploring the manufacturing industry, participating in hands-on challenges, and learning about potential career pathways.
“I just wanted to take a minute and thank the SME Education Foundation for a great student summit. My kids 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. Manufacturing is alive and well and SME is helping to keep it going strong. ”
Tate Ostiguy, Advanced Manufacturing Instructor - Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School