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Preparing the Next Generation

SME PRIME® (Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education) builds cost-effective and tailored manufacturing/engineering programs in high schools across the country, providing equipment, curriculum, professional development, scholarships and STEM-focused extra-curricular activities to students and teachers.

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SMEEF Annual Report

SME Education Foundation's 2021 Annual Report

The annual report looks back on a year of growth, impact, and inclusion. The Foundation’s programs experienced a truly historic year with a record number of scholarship applicants and awards given to a record number of students, including a record number of females and minority recipients.
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11 Manufacturing Experts Discuss the Industry’s Future

Celebrating its 50th year, NAMRC 50 is coming to Purdue University. Before the event in June, SME sat down with 11 leaders from across industry to learn about their thoughts and ideas surrounding the future of manufacturing over the next decade.
Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award

Young Manufacturing Engineers

22 individuals were recognized for their exceptional contributions and accomplishments in the manufacturing industry in 2022.

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Whether you participate as a keynote for an SME event or as a conference session presenter, you'll benefit from enormous exposure. Position yourself and your company as a leader in the industry, while sharing your knowledge and educating the manufacturing community.

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Know Your Industry Trends

Know Your Industry Trends

SME has all the resources you need to stay informed with manufacturing industry insights, news and products to improve your career.
Construct Your Industry Network

Construct Your Industry Network

SME gives you the opportunity to connect with industry leaders and manufacturing professionals who can help you throughout your career.
Advance Your Career

Advance Your Career

We want to help you succeed in all areas of manufacturing and engineering. SME provides a path for individuals to learn, grow and explore opportunities the manufacturing industry has to offer.

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Career Defining Credentials

SME's professional certifications can help you make the most of all the opportunities advanced manufacturing provides. Earning a certification validates your knowledge against industry standards, can boost your career opportunities, and sets you apart from your peers.

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We want to help you succeed in all areas of manufacturing. Join today to learn. engage. advance. with SME.


SME Connect

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Manufacturing Engineering magazine

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Local Chapters

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