Trine SME chapter receives top award

For the second year in a row, Trine University’s student chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has received a first-place award in the student recruitment category from the national organization.

The honor, given on the basis of overall percentage increase in chapter size, includes a $500 award toward supporting club activities.

The chapter’s student leadership team includes Michael Deaves of Washington, Indiana, chair; Jose Emenhiser of Albion, Indiana, secretary; Riley McGuire of Macy, Indiana, treasurer; and Conner Johnson of Goshen, Indiana, chapter officer. All are design engineering technology majors.

“Winning the student recruitment award shows how fortunate Trine’s SME Chapter is to have the officers and students we currently have. They are a great group,” said Jarred Finnerman, faculty advisor and assistant professor of design engineering technology at Trine. “The winnings will allow the chapter to continue to go on different trips and develop further.”

“This is a great accomplishment and I want to say thank you to Professor Finnerman for becoming the advisor of this engineering group and immediately guiding the student officers to an award-winning level of involvement for our students two years in a row,” said Tom Trusty, associate professor and chair of the department of engineering technology. “A huge thank you to the leadership team for your efforts to run a great student organization.”

The SME chapter at Trine University was founded to help students explore manufacturing technologies and processes.

SME provides information, resources and opportunities to learn about manufacturing and the career opportunities it offers. Trine University’s SME members get hands-on manufacturing experience and gain skills and knowledge about manufacturing technologies.

Most recently, the chapter toured the Ford Assembly plant in Detroit to get a better understanding of the scope and scale of a vehicle assembly facility in operation.

Last Updated: 01/05/2022