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SME Home About SME Awards & Recognition August 2019 SME Awards

It’s Time to Nominate!

Help SME recognize a deserving individual for their contributions to manufacturing.

Reap the rewards of your achievement and work on the behalf of others. You’ve given manufacturing its own brand of cool through your limitless imagination, creativity and energy. SME has a number of awards to honor your efforts and contributions throughout your career. How will you be recognized?

DEADLINE TO NOMINATE IS AUGUST 1

SME Gold Medal

SME Gold Medal

The SME Gold Medal recognizes outstanding service to the manufacturing engineering profession in technical communications through published literature, technical writings or lectures.
Eli Whitney Productivity Award

Eli Whitney Productivity Award

The Eli Whitney Productivity Award is awarded for distinguished accomplishments in improving capability within the broad concept of orderly production.
Joseph A. Siegel Service Award

Joseph A. Siegel Service Award

The Joseph A. Siegel Service Award is awarded to an SME member for significant and unique contributions that benefit SME. This award is must only be conferred upon SME members.
Donald C. Burnham Manufacturing Management Award

Donald C. Burnham Manufacturing Management Award

The Donald C. Burnham Manufacturing Management Award recognizes exceptional success in the integration of the infrastructure and processes of manufacturing through innovative use of human, technical and financial resources.
SME Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal

SME Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal

The SME Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal honors significant published research leading to a better understanding of materials, facilities, principles, operations and their application to improve manufacturing processes.
SME Albert M. Sargent Progress Award

Albert M. Sargent Progress Award

The Albert M. Sargent Progress Award recognizes exceptional success in the integration of the infrastructure and processes of manufacturing through innovative use of human, technical and financial resources.
SME Education Award

SME Education Award

The SME Education Award honors the educator most respected for the development of manufacturing-related curricula, fostering sound training methods or inspiring students to enter the profession of manufacturing.
Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award

Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award

Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award recognizes innovators, age 35 and younger, in both academia and industry for exceptional accomplishments.
Award of Merit

SME Award of Merit

The SME Award of Merit is bestowed on outstanding SME members, in the judgment of the International Awards & Recognition Committee, who have made valued, balanced contributions to SME's professional activities and growth.

Looking for more SME Awards?

SME has a number of awards to honor the efforts and contributions of those who have moved our industry forward. Continue to our Awards page to see all of the ways SME annually recognizes industry leaders and contributors.