SME's professional members ranging from manufacturing engineers, practitioners, educators and researchers are involved in all aspects and levels of manufacturing. Your expertise sets you apart from others in manufacturing.
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SME offers a discounted rate for retirees and unemployed individuals. SME members who achieve Life (LSME), Honorary (HSME) and Fellow (FSME) status receive dues-free membership. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
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SME’s emerging professionals are poised to begin or continue their professional careers. Take control of your career and stand out among the competition as an SME Emerging Professional.
*The $45/year rate is available for up to five years after graduation.
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At this point in your life, it’s time to focus your ambition, be goal-oriented and, most importantly, prepare for what’s ahead after you graduate. Get a head start now as an SME Postsecondary Member and make inroads in manufacturing.
To qualify for a postsecondary student membership, an undergraduate or graduate student must:
SME and AME (the Association for Manufacturing Excellence) have joined forces to offer discounted rates and the full range of benefits for both organizations to you, the continuous improvement practitioner. AME is the premier organization for the exchange of knowledge in enterprise excellence. Members come together to explore lean thinking and other enterprise improvement methods, exchange best practices and network to advance their careers and improve the competitiveness and overall value of their organizations.
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SME offers unique opportunities for Corporate Members. Working closely with you and your company, we will customize your membership based on your company's overall needs. Our program connects companies to thousands of professionals within all disciplines of manufacturing, expanding your organization’s access, expertise and engagement.
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If your employer has agreed to be an SME corporate member, click the Employee Membership button and complete your employee application. To receive your employee discount, be sure to include the special promotional code provided to you by your employer.
If you are unsure whether your employer is a corporate member, or if you are interested in a corporate membership, please contact:
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SME's Institutional Group Membership is available to colleges, universities and technical institutes focused on engineering and manufacturing that are interested in providing their faculty and staff with access to SME’s rich resources and knowledge of manufacturing.
SME is one of only 35 organizations that provides ABET with input on the more than 3,600 scientific and technical programs at 700+ institutions in 29 countries. SME members serve as program evaluators for manufacturing technology and manufacturing engineering programs.
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The yearly $750 fee provides five professional memberships for faculty, administrators and staff.
High school educators are instrumental in changing the lives and career paths of their students. SME has the resources you need to help your students explore lucrative careers and advanced technologies that only manufacturing has to offer.
Prepare for a challenging, rewarding and lucrative career in manufacturing. Thousands of manufacturing jobs go unfilled each year due to a lack of skilled workers. Get ahead of the pack and start working on your future now as a high school student member.
This membership level is available to high school students who are: