What is SME?

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers or SME is dedicated to bringing people and information together to advance manufacturing knowledge. The organization is internationally recognized by manufacturing practitioners, companies and other organizations as their source for information, education, and networking.

Through our member services, publications, events, professional development resources and chapter and technical community networking activities, our Society keeps professionals up to date on trends and technologies.

Through recognition activities and industry alliances, we promote an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and advocate for improvements and investments in education.

As a student chapter, SME at Iowa State University exists to provide information, resources, and opportunities for students to learn about manufacturing and gain the competitive edge they need to build lucrative, satisfying and influential careers in any manufacturing industry.