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Welcome to SME Seattle Chapter 39
an SME Platinum Chapter 

Empower our members to be lifelong learners, mentors, and leaders within their local manufacturing community. We believe in the power of mentorship as a bridge to connect next-generation engineers to the industry pioneers who came before them. 

A local, self-sustaining community of professionals and students who strive to promote manufacturing technology and education throughout western Washington and beyond.

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!

Mentorship Program
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

SME Seattle 39 - LinkedIn Page
Click HERE

Links to Additional Member Benefits
Tooling U
How do you build a successful manufacturing-focused training solution? With more than 90 years of experience working with manufacturers and educators, no one knows better than Tooling U-SME.
Click HERE to learn more.

SME Seattle 39 Events Calendar
  • The Google calendar below is the most up-to-date information for Chapter 39 events
  • Large 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!
  • Members are always invited and encouraged to attend monthly chapter meetings
  • Many of our events allow non-member guests. Look for the "Guest" ticket option during checkout on SME Evenbrite invitation emails.

Recent Topics

Colvin Swanberg
Hi, my name is Colvin Swanberg.  I am a student at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, Washington and my major is ...
Colvin Swanberg Jul '21
Matthew Clegg
We're proud to announce that SME Seattle 39 has officially been recognized as an SME Platinum Chapter for 2019. ...
Matthew Clegg May '20
Karl Ruff Karl Ruff May '20

Hi Matt,


This is very cool!  Thank you for yourexcellent leadership!




Congrats Matthew Clegg ‍ and Chapter 39 officers/members. Thank you for making SME look so good out in the Pacific ...
Colvin Swanberg
I wanted to know if the Terra Power dinner and presentation that is on April 2, 2020, at 6 pm still schedule since the ...
Colvin Swanberg Mar '20

This presentation has been turned into a webinar and continues as-scheduled tonight at 7pm. 

Here's the ...
Contact Information
SME Seattle 39 Professional Chapter

Chapter Officers


Ryan Zeng

Alex Benson 

Jeff Arnold

Greg Simmons

Endowments Manager
Brian Holmes, FSME 

Certification Manager

Student Chapter Liaison 
Eric Patrick

Former Chair
Matthew Clegg

SME Seattle 39 Student Chapters

Central Washington University 368

Charles Pringle, PE

Clover Park Technical College 387
Jason Sawatzki 

Edmonds Community College 357
Ross Monroe

University of Washington, Bothell 376
Bill Anderson
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