Help inspire the next generation of manufacturing and engineering talent at the RAPID + TCT Student Summit
The SME Education Foundation Student Summit event series showcases the high-tech nature of modern manufacturing and effectively fights the misperception that manufacturing is dull, dirty and dying.
Hosted alongside RAPID + TCT, this one-day summit is designed to provide high school students with their first taste of manufacturing by delivering student-centric programming, keynote speakers, hands-on competitions, technology demonstrations, and guided show-floor tours of exhibiting manufacturing companies.
Schedule of events:
- 9:15 – 9:45 a.m. School Arrival
- 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Welcome and Keynote Speaker
- 10:45 – 12:00 p.m. Student Hands-On Competition or Show-Floor Tour
- 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
- 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Student Hands-On Competition or Show-Floor Tour
- 1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Wrap-Up and Student Hands-On Competition Awards
The hands-on competition is the cornerstone of the RAPID + TCT Student Summit. Produced by SME Education Foundation partner, Ten80 Education, the competition engages students in three different disciplines: Design, Fabrication and Prototype, and Testing.
Volunteers are needed to help five-person student teams’ cycle through three 20-minute stations, earning points along the way. Volunteers will monitor each station by instructing the students during the competition and scoring their performance.
Help us inspire the next generation of manufacturing and engineering talent by volunteering at the RAPID + TCT Student Summit hands-on competition.