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The Smartforce Student Summit will take place at IMTS. Produced by the Smartforce development team of AMTwho owns and operates IMTSThe Student Summit brings together students from elementary school through college, scout troops, robotics and STEM clubs, home-schooled students and educators of all levels to explore the latest digital Industry 4.0 technologies that drive manufacturing today.

Students can expect fun, interactive, and engaging exhibits from leading manufacturers demonstrating technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, generative design, and digital twin. The event benefits educators by informing curricula to ensure classrooms align with standard manufacturing workplace practices to include shop floor safety, technical skills and insight , problem solving and critical thinking.

New in 2022, attendees will go beyond learning about manufacturing technologies to better understand how advanced machinery and software synchronize to build the equipment and infrastructure needed for cutting-edge products and programs across all industries. sectors. Exhibits include NASA Artemis, which leverages advanced manufacturing for long-term space exploration and the agency’s upcoming return to the moon, and Boston Dynamics, featuring Spot the Robot Dog, a groundbreaking robot that combines automation, robotics and artificial intelligence.

This year, Smartforce Career Connections will allow summit exhibitors to display QR codes that, when scanned, directly connect students to employment opportunities in manufacturing technology.

The summit plays a key role in AMT Smartforce Development’s efforts to guide students towards fulfilling, high-paying careers in manufacturing, as well as update the perception of manufacturing as a digital, technology-driven field. . At IMTS 2018, more than 24,000 attendees visited the summit, representing a diverse population of students and young people of all ages, backgrounds, and groups traditionally underrepresented in manufacturing. Summit partners with the Miles for Manufacturing (M4M) 5K race held at IMTS and other AMT events throughout the year for additional funding and support. All fees and proceeds from the M4M 5K are donated to community organizations that champion Chicago Public School (CPS) students, CPS STEM schools, and FIRST robotics teams to promote education and career paths to manufacturing.

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