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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!

SME High School Membership is powered by STEM Premier — an online platform where you can build a digital portfolio, engage with SME, connect with SME opportunities and more.

What’s in it for Students?

There are tons of reasons to become an SME High School Member. Here are just a few benefits:


What’s in it for Educators?

To be a “teacher extraordinaire,” as an SME High School Educator you can take advantage of all these resources:


Join SME Today for Free

Ready to join SME? Awesome! Getting going is easy. Just follow the steps below to join SME on STEM Premier, and earn your SME High School Membership digital badge to display on your STEM Premier profile.

High School Step 1 Complete Application  
High School Step 2 Join STEM Premier  
High School Step 3 Connect with SME
In your STEM Premier account, follow these steps:
  • 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).

Questions about SME High School Membership?

If you are unsure whether your high school has a student membership program on campus, or if you are interested in getting high school membership program in your school district, please contact SME Membership at, 800.733.4763 or 313.425.3000.

stem premier What is STEM Premier?
STEM Premier is an online platform that allows students (age 13+) to build a digital profile showcasing everything about themselves, discover college and career paths, see how they compare to their peers, and get seen by colleges and companies looking for them. 

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