Published: Mon Jun 21, 2004Members of Tennessee Tech University’s chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers took first place in three out of four student competitions held at SME’s annual meeting in Cincinnati. TTU’s SME chapter won the Student Chapter Display competition, the Student Chapter Best Practices in Member Recruitment and Student Chapter Events Contest. The chapter was rewarded for innovative programs including their involvement with the region’s science fair. They developed the “Young Engineers Awards” to promote engineering education through science and math and served as judges to local science fair competitions. Chapter members Zane Moseley and Tamara Trotter both received $1,000 SME Education Foundation Scholarships. Pictured with their award-winning display and items designed by chapter students are (front, l-r) chapter adviser and TTU manufacturing and industrial technology professor Ismail Fidan, chapter president Coral Nocton, (back, l-r) treasurer Zane Moseley and member Russell Ivey. The 60-member chapter strives to participate in activities each year that enhance personal, professional and volunteer leadership responsibilities.