The Ohio State University Chapter of SME strives to provide members tools and resources necessary and desirable in the manufacturing industry: networking with professionals, development of trade skills, and increase of knowledge and leadership skills for the manufacturing world via conferences, tours, and additional programs.
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is a national organization founded in 1932. It has more than 65,000 members and has chartered more than 275 chapters and 240 student chapters. The mission of the Society is to serve its members and the international manufacturing community through the advancement of professionalism, knowledge and learning. From its earliest years, SME has been vitally concerned with student members and student chapters. The society welcomes students studying manufacturing engineering or related technologies. Manufacturing’s future is being molded in today’s educational institutions. Students studying manufacturing engineering and related technologies have a professional responsibility to themselves and the manufacturing community they will serve. Active membership in a professional SME student chapter is a start towards fulfilling this responsibility.