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Why do members of Seattle Chapter 39 spend our time as volunteer leaders for SME? We do it for the students. The professionals looking to advance their knowledge in manufacturing and get recognized for their skills. The teachers who are trying to inspire and excite their high school and middle school students into careers in manufacturing.  The ... more
Posted by Dianna Helka on SME Seattle Chapter 39 Dec 8, 2017 4:22 PM EST

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Welcome to SME Seattle Chapter 39!

To cultivate a community of outreach and learning, focused on expanding knowledge of Manufacturing in the Pacific Northwest.

SME Chapter 39 is focused on increasing awareness and interest in Manufacturing in the Pacific Northwest.  To support this objective, the chapter engages in community outreach and educational opportunities, focusing on encouraging lifelong learning and participation in the field.

SME Seattle 39 is committed to partnering with other local professional associations to offer the most diverse and engaging SME membership experience possible. We're proud to say that SME Seattle 39 holds joint events with Washington State Professional Engineers (WSPE), American Welding Society (AWS) Puget Sound Sector, Puget Sound Engineering Counsel (PSEC), and the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA). Keep a close watch on your registered SME email and the calendar below for more events featuring these organizations!

Engineers entering Seattle's competitive job market need industry mentors now more than ever. If you're a Senior Chapter member in good-standing, 18 or over, and able to pass a background check, please consider registering with SME National as a mentor using the link below. 
Thanks in advance for making a difference in the next generation of engineers who will work and live in our community!
SME Mentorship Program Registration

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!

MEMBER BENEFITS Please visit our LinkedIn page for up-to-date info about chapter events, discussions, and all things Seattle SME:

  • The Google calendar below is the most up-to-date information for Chapter 39 events
  • All event registration is done through Evenbrite. Please watch your registered SME email account for these registrations. Haven't seen one in a while? Email and we'll double check that you're on our list!
  • All monthly board meetings are open to the public
  • All members in good-standing are welcome to join us on any SME-sponsored events (tours, tech talks, etc)
  • Many of our events allow guests. Look for the "Guest" ticket option during checkout on SME Evenbrite invitation emails. A small, one-time donation to SME Seattle 39 for guest attendance may apply.

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Contact Information

SME Seattle 39 Senior Chapter

Executive Board Members

Matthew Clegg 

Chair-Elect (Interim)
Alex Benson 

Jane Karpinsky

Jane Karpinsky 

Student Chapter Liaison 
Alan Kwiatkowski 

SME Seattle 39 Student Chapters

Central Washington University 368

Professor Charles Pringle, PE

Clover Park Technical College 387
Jason Sawatzki 

Edmonds Community College 357
Ross Monroe

University of Washington, Bothell 376
Alan Kwiatkowski

Western Washington University 125
David Gill

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