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Join the Bright Minds Program at RAPID + TCT

College Student Experience

May 17-18, 2022 | Huntington Place, Detroit + Digital

Discover your future in manufacturing during the 2022 Bright Minds Program. This interactive, two-day student experience takes place alongside RAPID + TCT, North America’s largest additive manufacturing event and will bring together more than 1,000 students to explore the world of manufacturing. Students will discover everything they need to know about the latest 3D technologies, view high-tech manufacturing demonstrations, hear from dynamic keynote speakers, connect with colleges and universities with robust engineering programs, and discover leading global companies hiring in the field.

Additional program elements:

  • College student registrants are invited to attend a free webinar on April 28 at 12:00 PM ET to learn interviewing tips and techniques from a professional recruiter to help them make the best first impression when entering the Playground.

  • The Playground area will include designated kiosks for participating companies and universities. Each kiosk will indicate if a student can have in-depth conversations with exhibitor representatives in the following areas: technology, career, and industry.

  • Post event communication for college students to include list of all RAPID + TCT exhibitors who are hiring with respective company web addresses, SME Membership job connections information, and an invitation to join SME to access events and special programming designed for students pursuing and working in the manufacturing industry.

College Student Experience Schedule (Tuesday & Wednesday)

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Attend Opening Keynote with Reserved Seating
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Exhibit Floor Experience with participating Companies & Universities
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Attend “Brightminds” Keynote Presentation
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Student Lunch
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Playground Experience
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Visit SME Zone and RAPID+TCT Exhibits
5:00 PM Invitation to AM Industry Celebration and SME’s 90th Anniversary