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Welcome to SME's South Bay Area (Los Angeles County - CA) Chapter 153, We Are a Platinum Chapter!
 
Los Angeles - Home of the California Science Center - Samuel Oschin Air and Space Pavilion!



VISION
To develop America’s future workforce of manufacturing and engineering technologists by engaging them in critical reasoning and problem-solving skills through partnering industry with education. 

MISSION
The establishment of the "Educational and Professional Succession" senior SME chapter is to shepherd the associated student chapters and affiliates, providing a conduit of connectivity ensuring the success of the participants. The SME student chapters collaborate and support each other with mentorship from the senior chapter as the students ascend through education and into the workplace. This two-way collaboration fuels the educational and professional succession as we develop our manufacturing and engineering workforce.

Purpose
Advance manufacturing and attract future generations of chapter and society members

Chapter Membership Benefits
  • Membership in Chapter 153 facilitates a career pathway to professional success. We “serve” our country by collaborating with industry to create a workforce. We create career success stories to professional success. Karen makes sense out of building the education to profession succession. Ask her about our pre-apprentice engineering and manufacturing program called Aero-flex. Contact Karen @ klatuner@elcamino.edu
  • Scholarships available through SME Education Foundation https://www.smeef.org/
  • Engage in student competitions: design, fabricate, build and compete
  • Student chapters, both 2-year community and four-year institutions
  • Boeing Member Center - Boeing employees onlySME offers unique opportunities for members of companies that become Corporate Members. 
  • Build your technical/professional networks & communities
  • Develop and advance your technical/professional skills
    • Access to professional leadership materials, both on this website in the Files Section and on the Discord server "smevirtual" located in the Professional Improvement channels.  Joining Discord is just a click awayJoin Discord
SME VIRTUAL NETWORK (VN)
Not able to attend a local chapter's events? We've got you covered with the new SME Virtual Network. Stay connected with like-minded members from around the globe using popular web platforms like YouTube, Discord, Reddit, and more. Click the link below to explore!
You can reach the SME VN with a single click: 
Go to SME Virtual Network

SME VIRTUAL NETWORK - You/Tube Playlist
Designed to inspire SME student chapters and SME student-supported groups in terms of project ideas that we could help them with, sponsor and build open-source content around.
That playlist is here: 
Go to SME VN YouTube Channel   If files do not appear type in "SME Virtual Network" in the search box!

Check out our event photos. View by specific event.

Refer to the "files" section for past meeting minutes and to access "Leadership" topic files. 
 
Please join our LinkedIn group page, titled South Bay Area (Los Angeles County, CA) Chapter 153, for our latest activities and announcements

LinkedIn Chapter 153 Page
 

Discord #chapter153 has been launched, includes student chapter channels.

You can join the Discord chat by visiting: Join Discord       



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Contact Information

Category:
Chapters
Description:
Chair
Don McKinzie
Email

Chair-Elect
Mark Edmonds 
Email

Secretary
Ron Way
310.660.3593 or 3623
Email

Treasurer
Karen Latuner
310.660.3593, Ext. 3520 
Email

Webmaster
Ron Gill, HSME, CMfgE
909.239.9998
Email

Student Chapters
California Polytechnic State University S012

Trian Georgeou
602.323.6191 (C) 
tgeorgeo@calpoly.edu


California State University, Northridge S327
Bingbing Li, PhD
818.677.6229 
bingbing.li@csun.edu


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Torrance, CA  90506   United States
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Location:
Torrance, CA 90506, United States
Members:
160

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