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Call for Nominations: 30 Under 30

This year, SME Media will again profile 30 young trailblazers, in 30 Under 30. The main criteria for a nomination should be the following:

  • Nominees must be no older than 30 as of December 31, 2021
  • People in the manufacturing business
  • People doing manufacturing research
  • People teaching manufacturing trades or manufacturing engineering
  • Students (K-12 and above) making an impact through or in manufacturing

Submit your nominations by April 16, 2021. 

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NAMRC 49: Where Smart Manufacturing and Digitalization Meet

SME’s North American Manufacturing Research Conference ― NAMRC 49, June 21-25 ― will shift to virtual this year with research-focused presentations and critical discussions on technical innovations and new methods and applications of leading-edge technology from around the world. In the February 2021 SME Speaks’ guest editorial, longtime SME member Lihui Wang, PhD, FSME, PE, and 2020-21 president of SME’s North American Manufacturing Research Institution, emphasizes that manufacturing research is unstoppable, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New Strategy Targets Scholarships and SME PRIME

The SME Education Foundation's renewed and focused commitment to a diversity, equity and inclusion strategy is designed to fully integrate diversity and equity opportunities in every program, effort and initiative undertaken by the Foundation.

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