National Robotics Challenge honors Bart A. Aslin.
Press Release Summary:
April 27, 2010 - Directors of National Robotics Challenge have awarded Bart A. Aslin, foundation director, SME Education Foundation, with Third Annual Dr. James Hanneman Leadership and Service Award, which honors individuals who have shown outstanding support for engineering and technology programs at middle school, secondary, and post secondary level. Acknowledgement of Bart Aslin's leadership in promoting STEM education is reflected in expansion of youth programs supported by SME Education Foundation.
Original Press Release
National Robotics Challenge Honors Bart A. Aslin for Outstanding Support to Engineering and Technology Programs
Press release date: April 20, 2010
The National Robotics Challenge, an annual open-platform robotics competition, is designed to create interest and excitement around the field of engineering and design and is available to middle school, high school and post-secondary students. The event was created in 1986 by Tom Meravi, associate professor, Northern Michigan University and the late Dr. James Hannemann and known as the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Robotic Technology and Engineering Challenge (SME/RTEC) was recognized as a premier robotic and engineering event. In 2004 it was re-launched and renamed the National Robotics Challenge under the leadership of three Ohio educators: Ed Goodwin, Ritch Ramey and Tad Douce. Visit http://www.nationalroboticschallenge.org/. About the 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 $29 million since 1980 in grants, scholarships and awards through its partnerships with corporations, organizations, foundations, and individual donors. Visit www.smeef.org, www.CareerMe.org, a new web portal for advanced manufacturing education, and our award-winning website for young people - www.manufacturingiscool.com. If you have any questions or comments, please contact SME Public Relations by phone (313) 271-1500, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or Fax: (313) 425-3403