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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 + TCT (MAY 17 - 19, 2022)

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. Huntington Place, Detroit, MI

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