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Bright Minds Student Summit

The SME Education Foundation Student Summit at RAPID + TCT

The RAPID + TCT Student Summit delivers student-centric programming designed to provide high school students with their first taste of manufacturing. Programming this year includes Keynote speaker Jesse Roitenberg, Americas Education Manager at Stratasys, a hands-on Autonomous Vehicle competition administered by Ten80 Education, special guest speaker at lunch and a guided show-floor tours that showcases the high-tech nature of modern manufacturing of exhibiting manufacturing companies. 

The winning team of the Autonomous Vehicle competition each day of the summit will win prizes donated by ZEISS Industrial Metrology.

Student Summit Agenda

9:15 - 9:45 AM
Schools Arrive
9:45 - 9:55 AM
Welcome and Orientation
9:55 - 10:15 AM
Keynote Speaker Jesse Roitenberg
10:15 - 11:35 AM
Student Hands-On Competition or Show-Floor Tour
11:35 - 12:20 PM
Lunch and Special Guest Speaker Sarah Rimini (Monday and Tuesday)
12:20-1:40 PM
Student Hands-On Competition or Show-Floor Tour
1:40 - 2:00 PM
Student Competition Awards
2:00 - 2:15 PM
Team Photos

Keynote Speaker


Jesse Roitenberg

Jesse Roitenberg is a former math and science teacher who joined Stratasys and the additive manufacturing industry 16 years ago. He received a BA from the University of Minnesota and has held positions at Stratasys in Marketing, Channel Sales and is currently the Americas Education Manager. He has directed the educational program for the past 14 years and recently has in this role he guides the next generation products, materials and programs for Stratasys.




Special Guest Lunch Speaker


Sarah Rimini

Sarah is the Program Director of Radiology’s 3D Lab at Geisinger, a 14-hospital system spanning across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In her role, Sarah leads an elite group of MRI and CT technologists in the processing of on-screen medical reconstructions. Additionally, she segments, designs, and 3D prints patient-specific medical models to aid in pre-surgical planning, patient and learner education, surgical simulation, and surgical aid tools. Sarah has a BA in Medical Imaging and is currently enrolled in Pennsylvania State University’s Master of Engineering program in Additive Manufacturing and Design. She is also an active member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), SME’s Medical Workgroup, the American Society of Mechanical Engineering’s (ASME) 3D Printing Medical Workgroup, and the Radiologic Society of North America’s (RSNA) 3D Printing Special Interest Group (SIG).



About SME Education Foundation Student Summits


As the philanthropic arm of SME, an internationally recognized nonprofit organization serving the manufacturing industry, the SME Education Foundation inspires, prepares and supports the next generation of manufacturing and engineering talent. The Foundation leverages the 90-year history and thought leadership of SME in the manufacturing and engineering industry to provide curated experiences for thousands of high school students at Student Summits hosted alongside SME conferences and tradeshows.