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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
  • Promotion:
    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.

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.