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High School Membership

SME High School Membership

If you are a student interested in a career in manufacturing or a high school educator who wants to encourage students to pursue careers in manufacturing, becoming an SME member should be first on your to-do list. We are a one-stop shop for busy students and educators, offering everything from hard-to-find technical information on state-of-the-art manufacturing processes and applications to providing you unparalleled networking opportunities to help you land that first job on your career path. Best part? An SME High School Membership is completely FREE!

Explore the benefits of a high school membership for students and educators:

Seek Advice/Get Noticed

SME connects students with seasoned professionals, giving our members a way to share their insights and offer practical career advice.
*High school students and educators will automatically be placed in restricted High School Community.  

Find Funding

Through its Education Foundation, SME offers students a powerful reason to choose a manufacturing-focused education.Spacer5 

Research and Innovation
Access Knowledge & Resources

Whether it’s customized research assistance or online learning about manufacturing and emerging technologies, we’re here to help.

Our student innovation tours and competitions can help you bridge the gap between theory and real-world application.

Questions about SME High School Membership?

Please contact SME Membership at or 800.733.4763.

STEM Premier

As an added benefit, we encourage you to create a profile on STEM Premier, an online platform that assists all levels of STEM talent in identifying career pathways, educators in recruiting top talent to their schools, and employers in developing a stable, continuous talent pipeline. Learn more at

stem premierTo join, follow these steps:

In your STEM Premier account, follow these steps to connect with SME :

  • Click "Edit Profile"
  • Select "Associations"
  • Add SME as an association
  • Select digital badges
  • Request the SME High School Membership Digital Badge, which will display on your STEM Premier profile (upon verification of your SME membership application).