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December 14, 2011 - Manufacturing and engineering student at Oregon State University, Alexandria Moseley, has been recognized as one of 15 most promising college engineering students from USA and world by National Engineers Week via its New Faces of Engineering College Edition. Moseley has been supported with scholarship funding by SME Education Foundation, which nominated her. Alexandria is focused on her new career saying that her studies further her awareness of how much society depends on this work.

Alexandria Moseley Recognized by National Engineers Week as One of 15 Most Promising Engineering Students in U.S. and Across World


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Press release date: December 12, 2011

Alexandria Moseley, an manufacturing and engineering student at Oregon State University, recognized by National Engineers Week through its New Faces of Engineering College Edition.

DEARBORN, Mich. - Alexandria Moseley, Newburg, Ore., a manufacturing and engineering student at the Oregon State University - Class of 2013, has been recognized as one of 15 most promising college engineering students, from the United States and across the world, by National Engineers Week through its first annual New Faces of Engineering College Edition. Alexandria has been supported with scholarship funding provided by the SME Education Foundation who nominated her.

In 2008, Alexandria began her career path in manufacturing engineering as intern at an Oregon manufacturing company. In 2010, in another internship, she worked on two projects under the supervision of two Industrial Engineers for the Oregon Department of Transportation. In 2011, building on her internship at the manufacturing company, her responsibilities included supporting production lines by designing work fixtures, modifying layouts, participating in Kaizen and other LEAN events.

Alexandria is focused on her new career saying, "The further I delve into my industrial and manufacturing engineering studies, the more aware I become of just how largely our society depends on this area of work. The opportunity to positively influence the field of manufacturing, whether by instruction or research, provides all the challenge and personal fulfillment I could ever desire in a career. I am so thankful to the SME Education Foundation."

Recognition of Alexandria Moseley's accomplishments is a return on investment for the SME Education Foundation funding of $5.2 million since 2005 to address the transformation of manufacturing education, change public perception of manufacturing, and address the shortage of manufacturing and technical talent in the United States.

In 2010, through the SME Education Foundation Scholarship Program, Alexandria received the Charles Chambers Directors Scholarship Award of $5,000 and in 2011, received the Arthur and Gladys Cervenka Scholarship Award of $2,600.

"Alex has proven to be an outstanding student as reflected by her 3.98 GPA. She was selected to become a College of Engineering (COE) Ambassador, representing the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State," says Bart A. Aslin, chief executive officer, SME Education Foundation. 'In this prestigious role, she represented the College of Engineering at outreach programs, with alumni, industry, and political visitors, and all College recruiting events. Alexandria represents the future. These student engineers are integral to our community-based PRIME (Partnership Response in Manufacturing Education) program launched this fall."

This is the first year the popular initiative has expanded to recognize the best and brightest college engineering students. The National Engineers Week Foundation has honored young engineering professionals with its New Faces of Engineering award since 2003.

Winners were recognized for academic excellence, leadership within student organizations, outstanding communications skills, non-engineering related community service and involvement in the engineering industry.

The 2011 winners represent a cross-section of interests, specialties and backgrounds and are all third, fourth, or fifth year engineering students. Examples include students from the University of Logos and British University in Egypt. One winner is leading a team of 100 engineering students to develop ways to make the world more sustainable. Others tutor and mentor children in their communities, thus inspiring the next generation of engineers. Winners also include past participants in National Engineers Week programs, such as Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.

Other honorees and the participating engineering societies with which they are affiliated include:

Joe Wyatt - American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) 4th Year: University of Arkansas Joe volunteers as a mentor and works to increase the number of minority students in the college of engineering.

Esther Bruce - American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 5th Year: Oklahoma State University Esther's school programs and internships have taken her to Japan, England, Guatemala, and Spain.

Aaron Nissen - American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) 3rd Year: Iowa State University A hands-on internship at the Vermeer Manufacturing Corporation showed Aaron he was on the right career path.

Danielle Antonellis - American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 4th Year: Worcester Polytechnic Institute As President of WPI's Habitat for Humanity Chapter, Danielle helped raise $11,000 to benefit the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans.

Ibrahim Ogundeko - American Society of Heating, Refrigerator and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 3rd Year: University of Lagos, Nigeria Ibrahim's first internship at Nestle Nigeria Plc gave him hands-on experience in the food manufacturing & processing industry.

Michelle Rosen - American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 4th Year: University of Maryland Michelle volunteers to get more elementary, middle and high school girls interested in engineering by leading them in fun, hands-on challenges.

Charles Shi - Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE-USA) 5th Year: University of California, Berkeley Charles is interested in the entrepreneurial side of engineering - transforming concepts into tangible products that change lives.

Jeremy Blum - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 4th Year: Cornell University Jeremy leads Cornell's 100-member Sustainable Design program team, which this year built a passive schoolhouse in South Africa.

Tariq L. Walker - National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) 4th Year: North Carolina A&T State University Tariq's high school teacher inspired him to pursue engineering by demonstrating physics concepts on interesting field trips.

Adegoke Olubusi - National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) 3rd Year: Morgan State University Adegoke describes engineering as the ability to implement the art & creativity in technology, which he utilized at a Goldman Sachs internship.

Colby Hietbrink - National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) 4th Year: University of North Carolina, Charlotte Colby's love of engineering was sparked by his father's enthusiasm for learning how things work and working to improve things.

DeeAnn Turpin - Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) 4th Year: Kansas State University DeeAnn helps people in India, Guatemala, and Ecuador by volunteering for Engineers Without Borders.

Moustafa Ezzat - Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) 5th Year: British University in Egypt Moustafa strengthened his communication, networking, and technical skills as a co-founder and active member of SPE's student chapter.

Heather Sweeney - Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 4th Year: Purdue University Heather's manufacturing engineering internship sharpened her career goals by piquing her interest in improving efficiency and product flow.

Live on Facebook: New Faces of Engineering College Edition: The page, www.facebook.com/collegeedition , provides a source of academic and professional development opportunities available to students from National Engineers Week Foundation's engineering association, university, and corporate partners. Students can meet with their engineering peers in every field and learn about other events, internships, jobs, competitions, engineering associations and more. Information specifically about the winners can be found at http://on.fb.me/sMHnYw .

Funding for New Faces of Engineering College Edition is provided by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). ASHRAE pearheaded the launch of New Faces of Engineering in 2003 and has submitted nominations every year since the program started.

About National Engineers Week: The National Engineers Week Foundation, a formal coalition of more than 100 professional societies, major corporations and government agencies, is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers among young students and by promoting pre-college literacy in math and science. Engineers Week also raises public understanding and appreciation of engineers' contributions to society. Founded in 1951, it is among the oldest of America's professional outreach efforts. Co-chairs for 2012 are Battelle and ASME. For more information, visit www.eweek.org . Information about all of the New Faces of Engineering College Edition can be found at www.eweek.org .

About SME Education Foundation Scholarships: Since 1998, the SME Education Foundation has provided over $5.3 million dollars in financial aid through its various scholarship programs. The Foundation awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors, current undergraduates and masters or doctoral degree students pursuing degrees in manufacturing and related fields at two-year and four-year colleges. The SME Education Foundation is currently accepting scholarship applications for the academic school year 2012/2013. To find out more information about SME Education Foundation scholarships and how to apply, click here .

About SME Education Foundation: The SME Education Foundation is committed to inspiring, supporting and preparing the next generation of manufacturing engineers and technologists in the advancement of manufacturing education. Created by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers in 1979, the SME Education Foundation has provided more than $31 million since 1980 in grants, scholarships and awards through its partnerships with corporations, organizations, foundations, and individual donors. Visit the SME Education Foundation at www.smeef.org. Also visit www.CareerMe.org for information on advanced manufacturing careers and our award-winning Web site for young people, www.ManufacturingisCool.com

Media Contact: SME Education Foundation, 313.425-3300, foundation@sme.org;

Sayles & Winnikoff Communications: Alan Winnikoff, 212-725-5200 x111, alan@sayleswinnikoff.com
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