The Foundation leverages the 90-year history and thought leadership of SME in the manufacturing and engineering industry to provide curated experiences for thousands of high school students at SME conferences and tradeshows and builds hands-on manufacturing programs in high schools across the country.
The Foundation also awards millions of dollars in scholarships every year to graduating high school seniors and both undergraduate and graduate students. Through its SME PRIME program, the Foundation has reached over 100,000 students in more than 60 schools across 22 states.
All Foundation activities are designed to empower young people to pursue careers in manufacturing and engineering.
Showcasing student-centric programming at SME events
Introducing a tailored curriculum in high schools across the country
Providing annual scholarship opportunities to students in high school and college