The SME Education Foundation works to inspire, prepare and support an advanced manufacturing workforce through education. Through building awareness of opportunity, enhancing academic opportunity and directly helping students at every level, the SME Education Foundation works to offer students a path to explore, learn and grow in fields associated with manufacturing.

How a Hawthorne High School Manufactured Parts for NASA 

NASA’s agency-wide HUNCH (High School Students United with NASA to Create Hardware) program and the SME Education Foundation’s Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education (PRIME) program partner to further expand the pipeline of skilled manufacturing talent in the U.S.

Watch an SME PRIME student at Hawthorne High School in Southern California use 3-D modeling to build hardware for NASA.