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SME Education Foundation Awards Scholarships to Students Pursuing Degrees in Advanced Manufacturing

Press Release from SME

7/2/2014

The SME Education Foundation, which is committed to supporting the next generation of manufacturing engineers and technologists, recently awarded scholarships to 250 students in the U.S. and Canada. These awards included $105,000 for the annual SME Education Foundation Family and Director’s Scholarships and $556,000 in other scholarships. Full Article

SME Speaks: My Freshman Year: Learning by Doing



Morgan Montalvo

7/1/2014

Last year, I remember driving through campus on unpacking day, watching students riding bikes down the pathways, carrying dorm supplies twice their size and talking on the lawns. It was exactly how I imagined it feeling: hectic, exciting and new. The campus was alive with a unified energy, a unique mixture of anticipation for the opportunities and anxiety about all the change. This combination precisely describes my college experience thus far. Full Article

SME Speaks: From a Miracle to Just Another Tool



Kevin L. Ayers, Industry Manager--Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing, SME

6/1/2014

I remember the day I saw my first stereolithography machine in action in 1987. We all gathered around to witness this new technology, and I was overwhelmed to see the part rise up out of the machine, almost as if it had been transported in the Star Trek “replicator.” I knew then that this was a going to be a huge and revolutionary part of the future of manufacturing. All around the world, there were many who felt the same. Full Article

SME Congratulates Dean L. Bartles for Receiving 2014 Martin K. Starr Award



Press Release from SME

6/19/2014

SME, an organization that connects people with manufacturing solutions, congratulates SME’s Vice President and Fellow Dean L. Bartles, PhD, FSME, on receiving one of two 2014 Martin K. Starr Excellence in Production and Operations Management Practice Awards from the Production and Operations Management Society, an international professional organization representing the interests of production and operations management professionals. Full Article

SME and 3D Systems Announce M.Lab21 to Transform Career and Technical Education



Press Release from SME and 3D Systems

6/11/2014

SME and 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced a collaborative initiative to enhance high school industrial arts and vocational education classes through the new M.Lab21 initiative. This program will offer starter kits to transform shop classes and incorporate additive manufacturing into curriculums. Full Article

SME Speaks: Manufacturing Continues Its Resurgence in Michigan and Beyond



Nigel J. Francis, Senior Vice President, Automotive Office, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

5/1/2014

It’s an exciting time to be in manufacturing, particularly in the state of Michigan. What many may not know is that Michigan’s leadership in automotive design, engineering and manufacturing is unparalleled—it has 61 of the top 100 North American auto suppliers and 70% of auto R&D spending right in its own backyard. There’s also a greater concentration of workers in auto-related engineering occupations than any of the other top vehicle-producing states. Full Article

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