Foundation Funds School CIM Labs
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation (SME-EF) has announced the funding of $100,000 to upgrade Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) laboratories at 20 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) schools.
Grants Promote Educational Partnerships
The SME Education Foundation recently made two $25,000 grants geared toward promoting partnerships between manufacturers and educational institutions in order to help address the shortage of skilled workers. The first grant went to the Science Center of Pinellas County, Florida, for a new Design Engineering and Manufacturing Education Program that will provide middle and high school students with the opportunity to obtain MSSC (Manufacturing Skill Standards Council) Production Technician Certification.
SME Continues PLTW Funding
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation has continued to provide funding of $400,000 to 167 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) highs schools for Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) program upgrades.
WESTEC Announces Keynote Speaker
WESTEC, the biennial manufacturing trade show for the Western United States, has announced that innovation expert and business leader Tom Kelley will deliver the keynote address on March 27. Mr.
SME Supports Edge Factor Show
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation has partnered with The Edge Factor, an HD series intended to change public perception of manufacturing and attract newcomers to the field.
Edge Factor-Themed Competition to Highlight Product Lifecycle
The SME Education Foundation and other producers and sponsors of “The Edge Factor” HD series have introduced “Reality Redesigned,” which it bills as “an international student design contest series with a reality show twist.” As much as $40,000 in prizes will be presented live at the SME’s Rapid Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in April. Presented by the Edge Factor team in collaboration with PinkBike (pinkbike.com, the inaugural Reality Redesigned contest features a mountain biking theme.
WESTEC 2012 to Offer New Features
WESTEC organizers say the manufacturing trade show will have a new look, new content and a renewed commitment to area industry when it returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center on March 27-29. Produced by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the 2012 edition of the event will offer a number of new features.