• Greg Jones

Cancelations won’t stop industry from supporting STEM students


Due to the spread of COVID-19, AMT made the decision to postpone The MFG Meeting in April. This also required a cancelation of the Miles for Manufacturing (M4M) race set to take place at the event.


Although the race was canceled, many M4M sponsors have made the selfless decision to still pledge their donations to the school programs. At a time when so many extracurricular activities are being canceled, the support that our M4M sponsors provide to these school programs is truly appreciated.


The following companies have committed to donations to the recipient schools:

  • EMAG

  • ASME

  • BIG KAISER

  • HEIDENHAIN

  • Machinery Finance Resources

  • Royal Products

  • SME

Recipient schools include:

Atlantic Technical College and Technical High School received $4,000 to support the materials budget for their Additive Manufacturing 3D Professionals Club. Once schools are back in session, this donation will go a long way to allowing the students to engage and learn from the technology that is made possible by assuring they have the materials they need.


Team 135 Black Knights FIRST Robotics Team received $500 to support team mechanical technology investments. Due to COVID-19, FIRST Robotics suspended the season and canceled the FIRST Robotics National Championship in April. This donation provided a much-needed morale boost to Team 135. Teams rely on support from corporate sponsors and mentors to make their programs work.


On behalf of the students, faculty, and teachers, we would like to thank these companies for their generous support of STEM education in a time when students need it most.


Proceeds from the M4M 5K race series are donated to local schools to support STEM education programs that prepare students for careers in advanced manufacturing. Since its debut at IMTS 2014, M4M has been run at advanced manufacturing meetings around the country and has raised more than $93,000 to assist middle school, high school, and technical college programs that promote careers

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