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SME Elects Nine to Its College of Fellows

Press Release - SME

11/19/2014

During its 2014 Fall Awards & Installation Banquet in Atlanta on Sunday, Nov. 9, SME recognized seven of the nine individuals who were elected to its 2014 Class of SME Fellows. These nine, from industry, government and academia, join the more than 360 members who have been elected an SME fellow since the programs’ inception in 1986. Full Article

SME Speaks: SME is a Choice, Not a Financial Rationalization



Matthew Hilgendorf, CMfgT, Chair, SME Member Council

11/1/2014

As the current chair of the SME Member Council, former (and future) international director and an SME member since 2002, I have questioned the value of SME membership many times. I encourage everyone reading this to question the value of their membership, and I ask you to consider a couple thoughts as you do so.  Full Article

Focus on the Workforce: M.Lab21 — For Next Generation Makers



Leanne Gluck, Pamela Hurt, and Michael Hripko

11/1/2014

When it comes to educating the manufacturing workforce of the future, our nation and industry are faced with an incredible opportunity. The Boston Consulting Group predicts that by 2020 there will be a shortage of 875,000 manufacturing workers. Many of the empty jobs will be in advanced manufacturing, or high-tech areas of making things.  Full Article

SME Speaks: Supporting the T&E in STEM



Brian A. Ruestow, President, SME Education Foundation

10/1/2014

In the last 10 years, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) has garnered a lot of attention without debate on the application of that knowledge; lately, even the White House has thrown itself into the mix with its plan to invest $2.9 billion in 2015 to better equip students to excel in STEM. Full Article

Walmart, Google Headline FABTECH 2014 Keynote Presentations



Press Release - SME

10/3/2014

FABTECH, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, features an all-star lineup of speakers and panels this November. Keynote presentations by executives from Google Enterprise and Walmart, a special Veterans Day panel on how veterans can help bridge the skills gap, predictions for the coming year from top manufacturing executives, and a motivational speech by a U.S. veteran and football star are just a few of the special events at FABTECH 2014.  Full Article

SME Speaks: Brilliant Factories



Bryan G. Dods, Chief Engineer – Manufacturing, GE Power & Water

9/1/2014

The light is shining brightly on manufacturing, and the “brilliant factory” is emerging. The increased awareness of manufacturing’s importance to the success of companies, such as GE, and to a nation like the US, has brought a positive light to a career in manufacturing. The US public, private and academic communities are coming together to develop a holistic manufacturing strategy under the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership 2.0 and the creation of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). Full Article

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