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SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Media Seeks Nominations for Fifth Annual 30 Under 30 Recognition

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Do you know a young person with the potential to lead manufacturing in the future?

(DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 26, 2016)Advanced Manufacturing Media is seeking nominations of outstanding young manufacturing and engineering students, professionals and educators for recognition in its July 2017 issue of Manufacturing Engineering magazine. Advanced Manufacturing Media is a part of SME.

A recent SME-conducted survey revealed that misperceptions and myths persist about manufacturing offering low-reward, unchallenging work in a dirty environment. The students and young professionals who have been selected for 30 Under 30 recognition in the past prove those perceptions wrong, says Jim Sawyer, editor-in-chief of Manufacturing Engineering. “These young people are the new face of a new manufacturing — they’re exploring, researching, implementing and making advanced manufacturing a whole new American enterprise.”

Nominations for Advanced Manufacturing Media’s 2016 30 Under 30 issue numbered over 100, more than any previous year, with submissions from multiple industries — automotive, aerospace, additive, medical, automation, robotics and more.

Feb. 15, 2017, is the deadline for nominating this year’s class of potential honorees. Visit Advanced to learn more about 30 Under 30 and to nominate a candidate.

About Advanced Manufacturing Media 
SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Media is a leading source for news and in-depth technical information about advanced manufacturing in North America. It serves an audience of more than 200,000 manufacturing professionals who subscribe to our magazines, iTunes app, e-newsletters and other publications. Coverage is focused on some of the world's most critical industries: aerospace and defense, motorized vehicles, medical and energy, whether that's oil and gas, nuclear, electric, solar or wind. Learn more at, follow @MfgEngNews on Twitter or

About SME

SME connects all those who are passionate about making things that improve our world. As a nonprofit organization, SME has served practitioners, companies, educators, governments and communities across the manufacturing spectrum for more than 80 years. Through its strategic areas of events, media, membership, training and development, and the SME Education Foundation, SME is uniquely dedicated to the advancement of manufacturing by addressing both knowledge and skill needs for the industry. Follow @SME_MFG on Twitter or



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