UMass Dartmouth student chapter
The student chapter of SME at UMass Dartmouth is chartered by the SME organization at Dearborn, Michigan, as number S296. The faculty advisor is Professor Sherif D. El Wakil and the student officers are:
- Christopher Beck, President
- Garret Sampel, Vice President
- Austyn Baird, Treasurer
- Richard Powler, Secretary
The chapter offers its members many services and opportunities. Guest speakers from industry and plant tours are scheduled every year. In addition, student members also have access to the various benefits provided by SME. These include free admission to SME exhibitions as well as summer and permanent job opportunities, in addition to access to technical information and the library of SME. A student member can download any number of technical papers for free while this would cost a nonmember $20 for each one. For more information go to sme.org or contact the faculty advisor or an officer.