The Society of Manufacturing Engineers Awards Three Faculty Advisors

DEARBORN, Mich., July 24, 2012 The Student Relations Committee of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has awarded its Faculty Advisor Professional Development Award to educators committed to the next generation of manufacturing professionals.

The annual award recognizes the service of faculty advisors to SME, their student chapters, the Societys strategic plan, and in advancing manufacturing knowledge and education.

The 2012 Faculty Advisor Professional Development Award winners are: Spencer Harp, Georgia Southern University, Student Chapter S085; Karl Haapala, PhD, Oregon State University, Student Chapter S019; Simin Nasseri, PhD, Southern Polytechnic State University, Student Chapter S016.

We are delighted to recognize these dedicated faculty advisors of SME who are committed to their students and promoting manufacturing by ensuring their students have been given every opportunity to learn and be successful when they enter the workplace, said Cary J. Rosenberg, CMfgE, chair of the SME Student Relations Committee. Each of this years awardees has indicated that their winnings will be shared with their students through the acquisition of more tools and hands-on experience to assist them in the challenging real world.

The award includes a monetary prize of up to $2,000 and a recognition certificate. The purpose of this award is to provide professional development support for current student chapter faculty advisors; acknowledge and reward those who demonstrate commitment to advancing SMEs strategic plan; highlight services and activities performed on behalf of SME; and recognize advancing the professional growth of student chapter members.

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About SME:

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking. Through its many programs, events, activities and online training division, Tooling U, SME connects manufacturing practitioners to each other, to the latest technologies and to the most up-to-date manufacturing processes. SME has members around the world and is supported by a network of chapters and technical communities. A 501(c)3 organization, SME is a leader in manufacturing workforce development issues, working with industry, academic and government partners to support the current and future skilled workforce.