The SME Education Foundation inspires high school students to discover the manufacturing industry at our Student Summits co-located at SME events across the country throughout the year. Our students summits 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.
Upcoming Student Summits
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Long Beach, CA
Over 200 high school students from the surrounding area will descend upon the Long Beach Convention Center to attend the SME Education Foundation Student Summit event series at WESTEC to compete in a hands-on racing challenge, view demonstrations of new technology and learn about manufacturing career opportunities.
Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) 2019
Thursday, October 3, 2019
The CMTS student summit is set to host over 200 high school students where they will compete with other students during our drone challenge that will test how well they fly, configure, reverse engineer, design, build and code their drones. The high schoolers will also check out new technology and discover career opportunities while they tour the CMTS event show-floor.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
The drone challenge moves onto SOUTHTEC where teams of high school students compete against each other to test their engineering skills while learning about manufacturing processes and procedures. Students will also tour manufacturing and engineering companies during a guided, interactive tour of the SOUTHTEC event show floor.
Student Summit Highlights
“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. ”