As a member of Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), we had 550 high school students from Chicagoland take a tour of the FabTech Metal Show at McCormick Place. Their eyes, ears and minds were like sponges, learning about the US Metal Fabrication Industry. It was truly a hands-on learning experience for them. They also collected plenty of literature and give-a-ways to take home to their Homewood-Flossmoor High School in the south suburbs. The students really had a great time and I was happy to open their minds and hopefully be successful in life!