Manufacturing Students Activities

2007-08 Scholarship Recipients

ASQ GR Section 1001 Hans Bajaria Memorial BSQET Scholarship -
(Due to changes coming up, this is to be announced at a later date.)

Sam Peticolas Award - Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Grand Rapids Chapter 38
One semester of tuition
Scott Slee BS MFGE

Society of Manufacturing Engineers
One year's membership
J. David Baker BS QET

Amerikam Endowed Scholarship
25% of the costs of two semester s tuition & fees
Nick Arkesteyn - MFGE

Joseph M. Juran Endowed Scholarship
J. David Baker BS QET

HS Die & Engineering Scholarship
Two @ $2,500 each
Tam Nguyen MFGE
Nick Arkesteyn - MFGE

Hurco Intro to Applications Engineering Scholarship
Two @ $1,400 each
Nathan McKillop - MFGE
Frank Kruger - MFGE

John Deere Foundation Scholarship
Two @ $3,000 each
Terris Price MFGE
Steven Haenke - MFGE

Outstanding Student
J. David Baker BS QET
Shane Wierda BS MFGE

Tau Alpha Pi National Honor Society
Shane Wierda BS MFGE

Assistant to Associate Professor Joe Wist

SME Student Organization
Students in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program have the option of joining the student chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). The student chapter, S129, is affiliated with Chapter 38, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The ferris student chapter is very active. Student members participate in field trips, fund raisers, educational events, and social events. Assistant Professor Joe Wist is the current student chapter advisor. Other program faculty provide assistance as needed. Kevin Rock has been selected as President-Elect for the 2007-2008 year.

The biggest event of the year is the annual 'road trip.' The trip agenda encompasses travel to places like Toronto, Canada, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Chicago, Illinois, and Detroit. Tours are conducted at a variety of manufacturing facilities. Last year, the group went to south eastern Wisconsin. Click on the picture tour to view some of the tour sites here.

The 2007 SME spring road trip involved the group traveling to north eastern Indiana to a steel mill, a two night staying Chicago, with a side trip to Racine, Wisconsin. A picture tour can be viewed by clicking here.

2007 SME Spring Road Trip