Fundraising and marketing
From left: Jim Dyal (former chair), Kelly Gray
(former secretary and then chair), Simin Nasseri (SME advisor) and Trent Phillips
(former treasurer and then secretary). Click on the picture to see
a larger size.
- Seminars and presentations @
Professional development programs
- Professional events
(Manufacturing week, Membership drive week)
Competitions @ SPSU
- Training workshops
- SME Conferences (papers/
- Tours (at least 3 tours per
The SME student
chapter arranges the Lockheed Tour every semester.
This tour is always a big hit
and usually there are 50 attendees to the tour. Every single one enjoys
In last visits, many MET students, students from
Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at SPSU, other SPSU students,
staff and faculty members and members of the SME Atlanta senior
chapter visited the C-130 J / F-22
Lockheed is impressed with the
response so they have been interested in doing tours every
tuned for our next tour and check
the SME yahoo group and students'
Click on each picture below to
see a larger size:
Certified Manufacturing Technologist Exam (CMfgT)
To apply for this exam, read the
following information carefully:
Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT)
Earning the CMfgT demonstrates your competence
in the fundamentals of manufacturing. It requires a minimum of 4
years combined manufacturing-related education and/or work
With an SME Certification, you earn the
- Industry-recognized credential
- Differentiator from other job
- Proof that you know your stuff
About SME CMfgT Certification:
The CMfgT exam takes maximum three hours and
consists of 130 questions covering subjects including math,
applied science, design, materials, manufacturing processes,
manufacturing management, manufacturing economics, quality
control, computer applications, and automation. It is an
Examination Fees (for students*):
- $195 Non-Member
(Remember that it will be cheaper if you
become a member, since you only pay $20 for SME membership)
(*) To qualify for Student Certification prices, you must
presently be enrolled for six or more credit hours at an
What you should do every time the exam is
- Fill out
- Make sure you include your
SME membership number on you
application if you are a member.
- Do NOT fill in the social
security number field id asked. This field is NOT required by
SME and they only need the “Alternate ID” number field filled
in for each of the members.
completed application and fee to
Dr Nasseri (SME Faculty Contact coordinating the
exam) before the due date,
- Application forms and fees
will be sent to the SME person in charge.
- Logins/passwords will be given
to the students on the exam day to start the online exam
(Remember that the exam is open-book and you can bring lots of
books/manuals with you).
From left: Jeff Wolfe (former chair),
Albert Cousins (former secretary) and Michael Buchanan (former
Click on the picture to see a larger size.
Sep 2008: The SME
student chapter was awarded a $5,000 Education Grant from the
SME Education Foundation. MET students joined SME chapter
for an opening meeting and celebration on Wed Sep 10th. Many
students attended this meeting and enjoyed the free pizzas and
sodas. Some faculty members talked about various issues like
the importance of joining SME, becoming SME officers, taking
manufacturing technologist exam, SME tours, etc.
4 students from SPSU's MET program took the
SME Certified Manufacturing Technologist Exam
on Dec 1st 2007 and passed this exam.
Joseph Bruce Hooper
SME chapter at SPSU
Congratulates these students and wishes them well in their future
Another exam will be arranged soon.
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world’s leading
professional society supporting manufacturing education. Through
its member programs, publications, expositions, and professional
development resources, SME promotes an increased awareness of
manufacturing engineering and helps keep manufacturing
professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies.
SME @ SPSU:
Welcome to the cyber
home of the SPSU Student chapter of the Greater Atlanta area SME.
Please read this page and feel free to contact us if you have
any questions or an interest in joining our membership.
Memberships can be renewed or started online at
The main purpose of
the club is to introduce SPSU students to the local SME
community. In the Greater Atlanta area we have the Atlanta
Chapter and the Georgia Tech Student chapter.
Meetings with the Atlanta Chapter are typically held on the
third Tuesday of the month. Local student chapter meetings will
be posted on this website and around the MET Buildings.
Being a member of the
club is not a requirement, although it is encouraged. Everyone
is encouraged to stop by one of our meetings or "field trips."
Simin Nasseri and Jeff Wolfe
Did you know...
Only SME members can download free technical papers from our
library of over 17,000! .
Only SME members can, at no charge, seek answers to technical
questions or find information needed by contacting our on-staff
As a member, you receive reduced prices when purchasing SME's
vast collection of leading publications in manufacturing. Here's
free video program from our METV page.
As a member, you learn from peers sharing your same technical
interests by joining a Technical Community. Reap the benefits of
having access to a collective knowledge of professionals in your
specialized manufacturing niche—worldwide.
Only SME members can search and download free back issue
articles from Manufacturing Engineering magazine, the foremost
authority in manufacturing. Just enter a keyword into our search
box and then click on Magazine/Journal articles.
Your SME membership entitles you to free access to keynote
papers of several previous CIRP General Assemblies as well as
papers presented by a number of the CIRP Scientific and
Oct. 31st 2006, hosted at the 2006 Fabtech International and
AWS Welding Show: The competition entailed designing and
constructing a catapult-like mechanism in a three hour time
span. Teams were given a trebuchet kit package as well as
extra materials to build the most effective device. The
catapults were judged on overall design, distance achieved
when firing, and accuracy when firing.
The first FEBTECH International & AWS Welding Show to take
place in the Southeast recently concluded at Atlanta's Georgia
World Congress Center after 3 full days of impressive crowds
and bustling exhibits. The show represented the largest
showcase of metal forming, fabricating, tube & pipe and
welding equipment and technology in North America this year.
Panoz Auto -Plant Tour– May 10
Ford Motor Company
Lean Manufacturing Webinar at SPSU Student Center Theater
(with SME Atlanta Sr. Chapter)
Meetings & Community Events:
Joint Meeting with GSPE – Capt Cartwright presentation on C-5
Organizational meeting – Donuts and Modern Marvels
Atlanta Toothpick Bridge Competition at Fernbank Science
Center (Community Service)
The Atlanta Chapter
hosted a special showing of an SME seminar on Lean and Beyond
for the Small Shop - Tools for Survival and Profitability,
produced at the Annual Meeting in Cincinnati, it was shown via
a web hook-up at the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Research
SME members in
North Georgia have a special opportunity to tour one of the
premier breweries in the Southeast, the ANHEUSER-BUSCH
CARTERSVILLE BREWERY. Make your plans today! Still the newest
brewery in the Anheuser-Busch family, it is now a little over
ten years old and occupies nearly a million square feet. It
has doubled in capacity since its beginnings and now turns out
7.8 million barrels per year, covering brands like Budweiser,
Bud Light, Bud Ice, Bud Ice Light, Bud Dry, Busch, Busch
Light, Busch Ice, Hurricane Malt Liquor, King Cobra Malt
Liquor, Michelob, Michelob Light, Michelob Ultra, Michelob
AmberBock, Natural Light, Natural Ice, and Tequiza. This
brewery serves Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, and South
Carolina, with approximately 210 truck loads per day. This
plant has for eight years been named Georgia Plant of the Year
for superior Biological Waste Treatment by the Georgia Water &
Pollution Control Association, Inc. Their “treatment plant
employs a state-of-the-art system that removes pollutants and
creates methane gas that is used as a fuel source,” says plant
manager, Steve McDaniel.