SME | NC State ISE

Formerly the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, SME is an international professional organization dedicated to serving the manufacturing community by promoting advanced manufacturing technology and developing a skilled workforce. The objectives of the Chapter are to promote manufacturing through organized effort in study, research, and discussion of the profession and the dissemination of the knowledge thereby gained. The Chapter promotes membership in SME by acquainting the student body with the ideas, purposes, and objectives of SME. Find out more about SME and become a member here!

View our Google Calendar to stay up to date on SME’s tours, workshops, and more

Welcome Back Wolfpack!

Join us Friday, September 8th in Room 2240 in EB3 for our welcome back event!

CNC Workshop Series for the 2023-2024 Year

We meet at 2240 Fitts-Woolard Hall on Centennial Campus where SME graduate students will discuss different advanced manufacturing topics and skills. 

Upcoming Workshop: Stay Tuned!

Topic: CNC Machining

Questions? Contact Thomas Batchelder at

Fill out this RSVP Form to attend!


We conduct the following activities for our students throughout the semester:

Factory Tours

We usually hold a couple of factory tours to neighboring manufacturing facilities each semester that are inclusive of all engineering domains! These usually occur on Fridays from 9 – Noon. Be on the lookout for updates on the tours as the seats are limited.

BMW Factory Tour in Spartanburg, South Carolina
            ISE Fitts-Woolard Hall Advanced Manufacturing Lab Tour
Schunk Factory Tour
a group of students on a tour of Coty
COTY Plant Tour
                  Sandvik Coromant Center Tour

Information Sessions

As students gear up for their professional careers, we help them get a boost by conducting interactive information sessions. The sessions involve a 30-minute presentation by the company representatives, followed by 90 minutes of personal interactions. Usually, there’s free pizza too!

A group of students attending an SME information session
SME | Information Sessions

Manufacturing Design Competitions and Workshops

We also host company professionals to conduct Design for Manufacturing Workshops or Hackathon Challenges such as the “Design for AM” challenge held in 2017, where the students had to design a new 3D printable folding wheel for Mars Rover.

All the work that we do would not be possible without the hard work of our members. And they reap the benefits too. Our student members get to connect and work with industry representatives from various domains, thus building long-lasting professional relationships.

Some of our current and past industry partners include but are not limited to:

To get involved with SME’s activities, or for any general queries, please contact us.