Dr. Scott Smith, chair of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science at UNC Charlotte, was honored with the Lifetime Service Award by the North American Manufacturing Research Institution of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (NAMRI/SME), at the 46th annual North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC) held in College Station, Texas.
NAMRC is an international forum for applied research and industrial applications in manufacturing and design. NAMRI/SME brings together researchers from leading companies, government laboratories, academic institutions and industrial think tanks to advance the scientific foundation of discrete-parts manufacturing.
At the 2018 NAMRC event, UNC Charlotte Mechanical Engineering Professor Dr. John Ziegert presented the NAMRI/SME Founders Lecture. The lecture was established to honor individuals who served on the NAMRC Scientific Committee from 1973 to 1981 and those members who founded NAMRI/SME.
SME connects manufacturing professionals, academia and communities, sharing knowledge and resources to build inspired, educated and prosperous manufacturers and enterprises.