Make a Difference to a Student.
Gain Visibility for Your Organization!
SME’s 2018 AeroDef event is an excellent opportunity for industry to recruit top-tier talent from our diverse pool of students and emerging professionals.
SME is seeking sponsors for this year’s AeroDef Manufacturing Poster Challenge. The posters will be on display at AeroDef in March 2018 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California.
Make a difference in the lives and education of students—these sponsorships help to underwrite student engagement at AeroDef.
There are a number of opportunities to provide support at different levels to fit your budget:
$1,500 Research Abstract Booklet (1 Sponsor Only)
The research abstract booklet contains the poster abstracts of the competition’s participating student and emerging professionals.
$2,500 – $20,000 General Travel Awards for Students and Young Professionals (Multiple Sponsors)
Help us ensure the participation of students and emerging professionals. Awards will be based on need and scientific merit.
Benefits of Sponsorship
All sponsors of AeroDef gain exposure through a variety of channels. Recognition will be included on the following:
- Company logo on challenge marketing materials, including website, postcard and social media
- Text recognition in emails, presentations, e.g.,“Thank you to our sponsor(s)…”
- Present awards at ceremony at AeroDef
- VIP seating at awards ceremony
- Signage at AeroDef
- Recognition/Visibility in the event directory
2017 Poster Challenge Winners
“Embedded Capacitance Sensing Array for Insitu Structure Health Monitoring of Composite Joining and Repair”
Jarod Weber, Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology
“Direct Acoustic Energy Deposition – Toward Solid Metal Rapid Manufacturing at Room Temperature with In-Process Microstructure Control”
Anagh Deshpande, Arizona State University
“Optimizing Diamond and Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) Coatings for New Applications”
Patrick Heaney, PhD, NCD Technologies
If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact: