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Manufacturing For All

Manufacturing is comprised of individuals from diverse backgrounds. Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is a time to recognize and pay tribute to the individuals from this community making an impact on manufacturing.
In honor of the Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month, we observe the critical role of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders involved in STEM careers supporting the manufacturing sector. Take a look at the SME members, programs and industry initiatives that are supporting this community and their dedication to manufacturing.

Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers

These SME members are helping shape the future of manufacturing. The 2022 Sandra L. Bouckley Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers Award is intended to recognize the exceptional contributions and accomplishments of young manufacturers. Wen Chen, Xu Chen, Kelvin Fu, Jinah Jang, Bo Jin, Xuan Song, Peng Wang, Yang Yang, and Xiaowei Yue are just a few of the young standouts representing the Asian American and Pacific Islander community who won this award in a class full of exceptional award-winning engineers.

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Meet the 90th President of SME

SME announced that elevation of president-elect Dianne Chong, PhD, FSME, NAE, to be the 2022 president of SME. Previously, Dianne was vice president in The Boeing Co.’s Engineering, Operations & Technology organization where she managed materials and manufacturing processes and program integration.

Meet Dianne

Asian American and Pacific Islander History

Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

Inside History – AAPI Heritage

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have played vital roles in shaping our society. They’ve made significant contributions while also facing monumental obstacles. Take a look at amazing stories and people who make up this community.
Asian American and Pacific Islander History

8 Groundbreaking Contributions by Asian Americans Through History

From disease cures to influential tech to workers' rights, Asian American innovators have made huge impacts on people's lives.

What are SME Members Saying About Manufacturing?

lihui wang

NAMRC 49: Where Smart Manufacturing and Digitalization Meet

Lihui Wang, PhD, FSME, PE
2020-21 President, NAMRI | SME
SME Member Since 1999


How One Research Conference Still Inspires Me

Hitomi Yamaguchi Greenslet, Dr. Eng., FSME
2018-19 President, NAMRI | SME
SME Member Since 1997

Albert Shih

Bridging the Gap Between Research and Industry

Albert Shih, PhD, FSME
2019-20 President, NAMRI | SME
SME Member Since 2002

paul cheng

A Real Challenge Leads to New Science

Paul Cheng
SME Member Since 2020

SME Education Foundation

SME Education Foundation

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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The 20 Most Influential Professors in Smart Manufacturing

SME Media spotlights the 20 most influential professors in smart manufacturing. Among this list are many individuals representing the Asian American community including amazing educators leading top manufacturing and engineering programs in universities across the country.

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