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Student Summit Event Series Highlights

Read highlights from the Student Summit Event Series at SME manufacturing and technology trade shows across the country. These highlights will showcase each Student Summit which allows students to explore the manufacturing industry, participate in hands-on challenges, and tour industry, and collegiate exhibits that provide insights into potential career pathways.

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Student Summit Event Highlights

Students Win Manufacturing Competition with Teamwork and Collaboration

The 2019 WESTEC Student Summit Racing Challenge winning team from Sato Academy of Mathematics and Science in Long Beach, California used important skills like teamwork and collaboration that they acquired from their classroom training to blow away the manufacturing competition and secure the victory.

WESTEC 2019: Connect. Learn. Advance.

The WESTEC 2019 Student Summit will host over 200 high school students and introduce them to the high tech and exciting career available in the modern manufacturing industry through hands-on challenges and competitions, guided event show-floor tours and technology demonstrations, and inspirational industry guest speakers.

RAPID + TCT 2019: Next-gen technology and talent merge

Six high schools from the metro Detroit area brought 174 enthusiastic young minds to RAPID + TCT May 20-23 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan where the entire additive manufacturing community convened and where industry-accelerating products were launched.

EASTEC 2019: Inspiring the next-gen workforce

170 high school students from 11 schools descended upon the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts from May 14-16 eager to explore and discover manufacturing career opportunities at the SME Education Foundation’s Student Summit event series at EASTEC.

Upcoming Student Summits

View a list of our upcoming student summits where we deliver student-centric programming that educates the next generation about the manufacturing industry with technology demonstrations, hands-on challenges and a guided, interactive SME event show floor tour.