Materials science instructor Ross Monoe received tenure this spring. From left to right: Erika Ferreri, Ross Monroe, Jeannette Wood, Mauri Moore, and Kim Haines.
Materials science instructor Ross Monroe received one of four Faculty Advisor Professional Development Awards from the national Student Relations Committee of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).
The award recognizes educators committed to the next generation of manufacturing professionals by advising student chapters of SME and advancing manufacturing knowledge, education and the society's strategic plan. The award includes $2,000 for professional development.
"We're pleased to recognize these dedicated faculty advisors who are committed to their students and aiding manufacturing by ensuring their students have been given every opportunity to learn and be successful when they enter the workplace," said Raju Dandu, PhD, Kansas State University Salina, chair of the SME Student Relations Committee.
"Each of this year's awardees has indicated that their winnings will be shared with their students through the acquisition of more tools and hands-on experience to assist them in the real world."
In Washington state, instructor Christopher Gallagher of Olympic College in Bremerton was also recognized.
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking. Through its many programs, events, magazines, publications and online training division, Tooling U, SME connects manufacturing practitioners to each other, to the latest technologies and to the most up-to-date manufacturing processes.
SME has members around the world and is supported by a network of chapters and technical communities. A 501(c)3 organization, SME is a leader in manufacturing workforce development issues, working with industry, academic and government partners to support the current and future skilled workforce.