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SME announced Brian Glowiak as the new director for the SME Education Foundation. Glowiak will be responsible for overall day-to-day leadership and strategic direction of the Foundation.  The SME Education Foundation prepares and supports the next generation of manufacturing professionals through scholarships, grants and student programs, including the Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education.

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(DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 23, 2015) — The SME Education Foundation announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors. The new members bring a vast amount of knowledge and a devoted passion for educating younger generations about manufacturing and the many careers opportunities that exist within the industry. Joining the Board are John Miller and Michael Marlowe.

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(DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 11, 2015) ― SME has recently selected five SME members to receive its 2015 Award of Merit. This award is given to SME members who, through their leadership and volunteerism, have grown their local chapters, introduced and promoted specific manufacturing technologies to a broader audience, and mentored and interacted with young people to promote the importance of manufacturing.

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(DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 19, 2015) – The next decade is expected to bring a potential shortfall of 875,000 machinists, welders, industrial-machinery mechanics and industrial engineers1. And, SME’s HOUSTEX 2015 is taking action to tackle worker shortages. HOUSTEX, which takes place from Feb. 24 to 26 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, will host a Student Summit for Houston-area high schools on the event’s final day, Feb. 26, to highlight manufacturing career opportunities and showcase the high-tech workforce needs.

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(DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 15, 2014) – The SME Education Foundation’s Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education (PRIME) initiative is pleased to announce it has selected six new high schools to participate in its program. PRIME creates connections between manufacturing high school students, educators and the industry to grow and train the next-generation workforce — all while driving interest and awareness in manufacturing.

 

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(DEARBORN, Mich. – Oct. 9, 2014) – The Wind Turbine Challenge at the Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2014 was such a success that a supplemental virtual challenge has been announced by RIPPL3D.com and the SME Education Foundation to encourage students to continue engaging with 3D printing and technology.

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(DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 8, 2014) – The SME Education Foundation is pleased to announce it will establish two new scholarships specifically for Focus: HOPE students pursuing careers in manufacturing, manufacturing technology or a closely related field. The application opens Nov. 1, 2014.

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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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