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IMTS Student Summit: The Kids Are All Right (SLIDESHOW)

The high school and middle school students keep arriving en masse, wave after wave of chattery energy and enthusiasm gliding down the long escalator from the Grand Concourse to the basement floor to take part in the Smartforce Student Summit, the future-of-our-industry showcase happening this week during the IMTS manufacturing megashow at McCormick Place in Chicago.

The Association For Manufacturing Technology has made its largest-ever investment in this year's student summit, and the venture is paying off well. A record 14,000 students representing 800 schools are expected to tour the exhibition this week, according to Greg Jones, the AMT's vice president of Smartforce Development.

This gallery gives a taste of the goings-on from the first three days of the 2014 IMTS Smartforce Student Summit.


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