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Upcoming Student Summits

If you are interested in attending one of our summits with your students, fill out our form to be notified if space is available.

The SME Education Foundation Student Summits deliver student-centric programming designed to provide high school students with their first taste of manufacturing. Summit programming at SME conferences and events feature keynote speakers, hands-on competitions, technology demonstrations and guided show-floor tours of exhibiting manufacturing companies.  

Upcoming Student Summits

RAPID

RAPID + TCT (SEPT 13 - 15, 2021)

RAPID + TCT provides everything students need to know about 3D technologies, all under one roof. At the RAPID+TCT Student Summit, students will hear a keynote speech from one of the industry’s most respected experts, participate in an Autonomous Vehicle hands-on competition, and tour a host of student-friendly exhibitors. Chicago, IL

EASTEC (OCT 19 - 21, 2021)

Now in its 35th year, EASTEC leading-edge manufacturing industries such as aerospace, medical devices, automotive, industrial equipment, and defense. Students attending the EASTEC Student Summit will hear a keynote speech from one of the industry’s most respected experts, participate in an Autonomous Vehicle hands-on competition, and tour a host of student-friendly exhibitors. West Springfield, MA
SOUTHTEC

SOUTHTEC (OCT 26 - 28, 2021)

SOUTHTEC is the single best source to discover the next evolution of the manufacturing industry! Students attending the SOUTHTEC Student Summit will hear a keynote speech from one of the industry’s most respected experts, participate in an Autonomous Vehicle hands-on competition, and tour a host of student-friendly exhibitors. Greenville, SC
WESTEC

WESTEC (NOV 16 - 18, 2021)

WESTEC 2021 features the West Coast’s brightest manufacturing minds. Students attending the WESTEC Student Summit will hear a keynote speech from one of the industry’s most respected experts, participate in an Autonomous Vehicle hands-on competition, and tour a host of student-friendly exhibitors. Long Beach, CA

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