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Spring 2014

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SME Education Foundation’s PRIME® School Initiative Recognized with Two Industry Awards

 

PRIME® School Spotlight

 

Cultivating Manufacturing Education in Southern California

 

More Scholarships for Ohio Engineering Students

 

Technological Innovation in the Metalworking Industries That Will Take You to Italy

 

New Faces of Engineering

 

Manufacturing Is Cool

 

Creating Extraordinary Opportunities – Preserving Manufacturing’s Future

 

SME Education Foundation’s PRIME® School Initiative Recognized with Two Industry Awards

In recognition of the impact the initiative has made among future generations of manufacturers, the SME Education Foundation’s flagship educational program, PRIME (Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education), has earned recognition from the Great Lakes Manufacturing Council’s Talented Workforce Initiative and the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Award. Learn more

PRIME® School Spotlight

PRIME

The SME Education Foundation is excited to announce that students at Denbigh Aviation Academy in Newport News, Virginia, are building a full-sized, 750-pound, two-seat aircraft. At the culmination of the project, they are planning to take this student-built aircraft to the skies! Learn more

 

Cultivating Manufacturing Education in Southern California

PRIME

Alcoa Foundation believes in cultivating academic and nonprofit partnerships that streamline education to employment with applied opportunities for students to pursue manufacturing careers. As part of its commitment to building tomorrow’s manufacturing workforce, Alcoa has pledged $220,000 to support the SME Education Foundation’s award-winning PRIME initiative.

The funding provided will continue to support the PRIME programs at Esperanza High School, Anaheim, California, and Hawthorne High School, Los Angeles. Additionally, the Alcoa Foundation will identify two more schools in Southern California with exemplary manufacturing education programs to support through the 2016 school year.

 

More Scholarships for Ohio Engineering Students

MAZAK

Mazak Corp. is doubling its support for the Mazak Manufacturing Technology Scholarship. This program, which is administered by the SME Education Foundation, will now provide four, full tuition scholarships for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years. Both current and incoming students pursuing a degree in engineering technology or mechanical engineering technology at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College in Cincinnati are eligible to apply.

The scholarship application for the 2013-14 academic year is now closed, and award recipients will be announced in May. If you would like to be automatically notified when the 2014-15 SME-EF scholarship application period opens, click here.

 

Technological Innovation in the Metalworking Industries That Will Take You to Italy

In support of the Italian Trade Agency’s "Call for Papers" for the 2014 Italian Machine Tool Technology Awards, the SME Education Foundation will award scholarships to the top winners.

The Foundation is offering students the opportunity to receive scholarship funding as well as an all-expense-paid trip to Italy this summer! Through a joint partnership between SME-EF and the Italian Trade Commission, both organizations are offering this "opportunity of a lifetime" to several students willing to submit technical papers on various topics. Learn more.

New Faces of Engineering

The future of advanced manufacturing is looking brighter as exemplary young engineers come to the forefront. Chris Agrawal and Melissa Meyer are just two examples of what preparation, inspiration and support can produce.

Agrawal, who works as a patent attorney for Bookoff McAndrews PLLC, an intellectual property law firm in Washington, District of Columbia, was nominated by the SME Education Foundation and subsequently recognized during National Engineers Week through its annual New Faces of Engineering program. Engineers, age 30 and younger, are highlighted for the exciting and unique work they are doing to impact society.

Chris earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at George Washington University, graduating magna cum laude in 2005. He continued his education at the GWU law school and earned a J.D (Juris Doctor) in 2009. Learn more.

 

Melissa "Melly" Meyer, a senior at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, is a winner in the New Faces of Engineering-College Edition program. This program recognizes the best and brightest third, fourth and fifth-year engineering students whose academic successes and experiences in the engineering field have positioned them to make an impact.

At UW–Madison, Melly maintains a 3.4 GPA in the Geological Engineering program and will graduate in 2015, thanks in part to the scholarship funding provided by the SME Education Foundation, which nominated her. Melly has studied nuclear engineering at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, and received a Shell Undergraduate Research Fund Grant to conduct geophysical research on a granitic intrusion in northern Minnesota. More.

Visit the SME Education Foundation’s scholarship program website to learn more about how you can help fund scholarships and other youth programs that produce all-star talent, like Chris and Melly.

 

Manufacturing Is Cool

The value and energy of social media, online education, flipped classrooms and how education is delivered, processed and retained can be seen with a visit to ManufacturingisCool.com - an award-winning, interactive website funded by the SME Education Foundation and its partners and sponsors.

Creating Extraordinary Opportunities – Preserving Manufacturing’s Future

The SME Education Foundation is guided by its mission to help inspire, prepare and support America’s future manufacturing engineers and technologists. Helping students achieve their educational and career dreams motivates the Foundation to support programs that introduce students to advanced manufacturing technologies, but it cannot be done alone.

 

The Foundation relies on the generosity of corporations, foundations, organizations and individuals to develop and finance programs that inspire and support interest in manufacturing careers.

How You Can Help

 

  Make a one-time donation. Every gift, large or small, makes a difference.

 

  Put the SME Education Foundation in your will.

 

  Connect with the Foundation to see about what it takes to designate a school a PRIME school.

 

  Arrange for an in-kind donation.

 

  Volunteer at your local PRIME school or serve as a mentor.

The SME Education Foundation invites you to become involved and work with it to inspire the next generation of advanced manufacturing technologists.

To learn how you can support the Foundation’s mission, please visit smeef.org or call (313) 425-3300.

SME Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation is fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

 
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