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(DEARBORN, Mich. – July 21, 2014) – The SME Education Foundation is pleased to announce its award winners for the 2014 Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) in the Machining Categories. Winning students were awarded $2,000 for the gold, $1,500 for the silver and $1,000 for the bronze. The scholarships are awarded to students that are pursuing machining technology certification or closely related fields. The Foundation awarded nine students the scholarships this year.

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(DEARBORN, Mich. – July 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.

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DEARBORN, Mich., April 21, 2014 — 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 award nominations from two industry associations.

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DEARBORN, Mich., April 14, 2014 — Mazak Corp. is doubling its support for one of the SME Education Foundation’s scholarships, the Mazak Manufacturing Technology Scholarship. This scholarship program will now
provide four, full tuition scholarships for the next two academic years, 2014-15 and 2015-16. Both incoming and current students pursuing a degree in engineering technology or mechanical engineering technology at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College in Cincinnati are eligible to apply.

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DEARBORN, Mich., March 19, 2014 — In support of the Italian Trade Agency’s (ITA) "Call for Papers" for the 2014 Italian Machine Tool Technology Awards (IMTTA), the SME Education Foundation will award scholarships to the top winners.

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DEARBORN, Mich., (February 21, 2014) - Nurturing students’ innate creative abilities and setting them on a pathway to prosperity with upgraded skills and a broader range of knowledge, doesn’t just “happen.” Alcoa Foundation, New York, N.Y. has pledged $220,000 to support PRIME (Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education), a community-based approach to manufacturing education. 

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DEARBORN, Mich., (February 20, 2014) — The SME Education Foundation has nominated Melissa Meyer for the Collegiate Edition of the 2014 New Faces of Engineering. The program recognizes exemplary undergraduate engineering students, with the winners receiving scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000. The winners will be announced on April 2, 2014.

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DEARBORN, Mich., (February 20, 2014) — SME Education Foundation is proud to announce  SME member, Chris Agrawal, has been named as one of the New Faces of Engineering for 2014. This distinction honors young engineers (age 30 or younger) for their outstanding achievements that significantly impact public welfare or further professional development and growth.

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Event

Two SME Education Foundation Board of Directors — Elizabeth Kautzmann and Sue Shimoyama will be recognized for their leadership and accomplishments in manufacturing at the 2014 STEP Awards Dinner Program to be held on Thursday, February 6 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

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DEARBORN, Mich., (December 23, 2013)—When it comes to Christmas presents, bigger isn’t always better. But for East Lake High School in Tarpon Springs, Florida, this year’s Christmas present—weighing several tons—comes with distinct rewards.

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