Nominate Students (SC & NC) for SME Honors Rising Stars at SOUTH-TEC

By Natalie Lowell posted 09-11-2017 12:10


Good Day:

On behalf of Mike Watson, chair of SME's Student Relations Committee, we are excited to share a new recognition event at SME’s SOUTH-TEC show in late October with our SME members, SME Education Foundation, PRIME network, and our partners at SkillsUSA and SC Future Makers. 

Together, we are proud to offer STEM and CTE students across South Carolina and North Carolina the opportunity to be recognized at SOUTH-TEC’s Champions of Tomorrow – Rising Stars Day.

Rising Stars

There is a high demand for STEM and CTE talent and SOUTH-TEC’s Champions of Tomorrow – Rising Stars Day will recognize top students’ talent in front of representatives from top prominent manufacturers attending SOUTH-TEC.

We encourage you to reach out to your students (and colleagues who also may know of deserving students) and have them apply for this recognition through (Note: Creating a STEM Premier account is required). Please see the one-page flyer at the bottom of blog for more information. 

SME’s SOUTH-TEC event will be held at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, SC, Oct. 24-26, 2017. The Champions of Tomorrow – Rising Stars Day event will take place from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24, on the show floor.

All South and North Carolina high school juniors and seniors who have excelled in education and have received technical and/or scholastic achievement awards, apprenticeships or CTE/STEM competition winners in high school, two or four-year college programs are eligible to apply. The application is located on the STEM Premier website. Students can apply by joining SME on STEM Premier by completing the online application and their profile page.

The deadline to apply is Sept. 29, 2017. Students who are selected will be notified by Oct. 3, 2017. Our goal is to have at least 30-40 students from South and North Carolina in attendance.

Thank you in advance, and feel free to reach out to me or Natalie Lowell at SME with any questions.


Mike Watson, LSME, CMfgE                                  Natalie Lowell, MPA, CMfgT            
Chair, SME Student Relations Committee             SME Member & Industry Relations
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