Who We Are


The SME Education Foundation’s mission is to prepare youth for advanced manufacturing careers through outreach programs encouraging students to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), with a particular focus on technology and engineering.


Brief History

Since 1998 we have:

Invested more than $8 million in youth programs, helping over 60,000 students explore career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

Invested $17.3 million in grants to 35 colleges and universities for the development of industry-driven curricula.
Provided more than $8.1 million in scholarships and $1.6 million in awards.
Provided in-kind gifts of more than $345 million since 2007 thanks to the generosity of industry partners.