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Student Summit Event Series Highlights

Read highlights from the Student Summit Event Series at SME manufacturing and technology trade shows across the country. These highlights will showcase each Student Summit which allows students to explore the manufacturing industry, participate in hands-on challenges, and tour industry, and collegiate exhibits that provide insights into potential career pathways.

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Student Summit Event Highlights

Small Town High School Students Win Big City Manufacturing Competition

Kouts High School from a small, close-knit community near Valparaiso, Indiana, came out ahead and won the manufacturing competition at the 2019 FABTECH Student Summit. The SME Education Foundation Student Summit event series is one solution that through student-centric programming, effectively addresses the misperception often held by young people that manufacturing is dull, dirty and dying.

High School Students Explore Skilled Trades Careers at FABTECH

Students from Kouts High School explored career opportunities within the skilled trades at FABTECH. The students left the conference and event with a deeper understanding of manufacturing and how it all comes together at the end.

Students Win Manufacturing Competition with Teamwork and Collaboration

The 2019 WESTEC Student Summit Racing Challenge winning team from Sato Academy of Mathematics and Science in Long Beach, California used important skills like teamwork and collaboration that they acquired from their classroom training to blow away the manufacturing competition and secure the victory.

WESTEC 2019: Connect. Learn. Advance.

The WESTEC 2019 Student Summit will host over 200 high school students and introduce them to the high tech and exciting career available in the modern manufacturing industry through hands-on challenges and competitions, guided event show-floor tours and technology demonstrations, and inspirational industry guest speakers.

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The SME Education Foundation offers students a powerful reason to choose a manufacturing focused, STEM-based education. Whether you’re attending a post-secondary technical school, community college, or university, our scholarships support young people exploring advanced manufacturing career pathways.