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NASA HUNCH

Charting New Pathways through Motivation and Training

Student creativity and engagement are fueled by the SME PRIME® partnership with NASA and its acclaimed HUNCH (High School Students United with NASA to Create Hardware) program. Introduced in 2017, the partnership provides SME PRIME students with the opportunity to build hardware for astronaut flight training. Students also work on real-world design solutions to improve the quality of life aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Participation in HUNCH projects inspires students to examine manufacturing and technical career pathways.

The partnership between NASA HUNCH and SME PRIME has a natural synergy: both organizations have student programs that provide students with relevant hands-on experience using current industry equipment and technologies. This promotes advanced manufacturing and STEM education, as well as engineering and technology careers.

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SME PRIME-NASA Hunch Partnership

SME PRIME-NASA HUNCH Partnership

To help close the skills gap, NASA’s agency-wide HUNCH program and SME PRIME partner to attract and prepare skilled manufacturing talent in the U.S.
NASA HUNCH Programs

NASA HUNCH Programs

Varied NASA HUNCH programs reach students across the nation, bringing opportunities to work on projects that support NASA’s mission.
NASA HUNCH Projects

NASA HUNCH Projects

The program now includes design and prototype projects, including space flight hardware manufacturing.

High School Students Create Parts for NASA through SME PRIME

NASA's agency-wide HUNCH program and the SME PRIME program partner to further expand skilled manufacturing talent in the U.S.

Are You Ready For Liftoff?

The first step in becoming part of the NASA HUNCH Program is to become part of the SME PRIME Initiative.