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Society of Manufacturing Engineers

SME is an association of professionals, educators, and students committed to promoting and supporting the manufacturing industry. SME membership gives you access to exclusive industry resources and benefits, as well as a community of professionals, educators and students who are passionate about manufacturing to connect, learn, and grow.
An SME membership provides a monthly subscription to the highly respected Manufacturing Engineering magazine; customized research assistance; local chapter engagement; online networking; discounts on conferences, trade shows and industry-recognized certifications; daily manufacturing news summaries; job board and career advice; complimentary access to our peer-reviewed journals and tech papers; and more.


SME hosted Lean Seminar/Workshop. Please, read the article.
lean_seminar_web_article : Lean Seminar/Workshop (PDF, 515 KB)

SME hosted Lean Seminar/Workshop on April 30th, 2010. This is a report/article about the event.

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  • SME at Texas State is a student organization that is trying to make college experiences of Engineering students much better.
    We are trying to be a social and professional organization, as well as campus oriented.
    Therefore, you will be able to make friends and build initial steps in your carrier.

  • SME has many events throughout each semester.

    We have meetings every other week that include presentations, discussions, guest speakers, related information, and free food.

    We organize plant tours, guest speakers, resume building sessions, and attend professional conferences.

    Socially, we organize tailgating events, go camping, fundraising, and participate in Bobcat Build and Building Bobcats. 

    We are always open to new ideas and encourage members to present fresh ideas during meetings.

  • Becoming a member is very easy.  Just contact one of our officers, or come by one of our meetings or events so we can get your contact information. Membership is free of charge, but we do expect you to participate in our activities as much as possible.

    We also encourage our members to join the national SME Professional Organization. Student membership is $20/year. When you become a member, you will receive Manufacturing Engineering Magazine, will get access to technical papers, and webinars. You will also be eligible to apply for scholarships and submit your resume to hiring companies directly through the SME website. The full list of benefits can be found here.

  • There are many ways to find out about our activities.

    • Flyers - We post flyers in the RFM building about our meetings
    • Meetings - We discuss our future events at our meetings
    • TRACS - We send emails via TRACS. If you have not received any of these notifications, contact one of our officers about getting added to our mailing list.
    • Facebook - Here we post all of our events, photos and have open discussions about school and life.