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Recognize an SME Member with an Award of Merit


here are many ways SME members go above and beyond to support the organization. Help SME recog- nize these members by submitting your nomination for an Award of Merit. This award is bestowed on outstanding SME members who, in the judgment of the SME Inter- national Awards & Recognition Committee, have made valued, balanced contributions to SME’s professional activities and growth.


Nomination eligibility and requirements: t Be an SME member in good standing; t Have had a minimum of six years of membership service in SME to be eligible for consideration; and


t Not be currently serving, elected or appointed to serve in the following SME roles: International officers and directors, or chair and/or member of the International Awards & Recognition Committee. Only one nomination can be submitted from an SME chapter or Technical Community per calendar year and should clearly indicate that the nomination has the approval of the group involved. Two letters of recommendation per nomination, preferably on letterhead are required; one letter can be submitted by the nominator, which briefly highlights the accomplishments of the nominee. To submit your nomi- nation, on or before Aug. 1, visit sme.org/awardofmerit.


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Help the SME Education Foundation Build the Next Generation of Manufacturing


he SME Education Foundation’s mission is to inspire, prepare and support the next generation of manufac- turing engineers and technologists by investing in STEM- based educational programs and student scholarships. The Foundation cannot do this without financial support. Its valued and supportive donors, partners and volunteers make all of its work in educating future leaders in manu- facturing possible. To learn how you can help support the SME Education Foundation and/or submit a donation, visit smeef.org/donate.


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re you in need of research assistance? As a benefit, SME offers its members access to the Knowledge & Resource


Center, which provides technical information and knowl- edge on a vast array of manufacturing processes and other engineering-related subjects. SME utilizes 11 global subscrip- tion-based databases, 200 databases across manufacturing disciplines, 20,000 global news sources and 10+ government databases to assist members with their most pressing re- search needs and queries. Research queries can be submitted through sme.org/knowledge-and-resource-center.


2016 SME Officers and Directors PRESIDENT


Dean L. Bartles, PhD, FSME Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute UI Labs


PRESIDENT-ELECT


Sandra L. Bouckley GKN Driveline


VICE PRESIDENT Thomas R. Kurfess, PhD, FSME, CMfgT, PE Georgia Institute of Technology


TREASURER


Mark L. Michalski MKS Instruments


SECRETARY Susan M. Smyth, PhD, FSME General Motors


Greg Morris GE Aviation


Robert R. Nesbitt, CMfgE AbbVie


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & CEO Jeffrey M. Krause


Contact SME sme.org / service@sme.org (800) 733-4763 / (313) 425-3000


18 AdvancedManufacturing.org | July 2016 DIRECTORS


Edye S. Buchanan, CMfgT Fives North American Combustion Inc.


Dianne Chong, PhD, FSME The Boeing Company (retired)


Wayne F. Frost, LSME, CMfgE John Deere Waterloo Works (retired)


Matt Hilgendorf, CMfgT Black Horse LLC


Michael D. Packer, FSME Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company


Ralph L. Resnick, FSME National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining America Makes – National Additive Manufacturing Institute


Jim Schlusemann Prosperia International LLC


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