Society of Manufacturing Engineers sweep awards at Region 11 conference
Posted: 11/11/2003
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The University of Texas-Pan American's Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) won first place in four of the five categories; Overall, Oral Presentation, Web Site Design and Table Top Display at the recent Region 11 SME Student Conference. The conference includes the states of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Twelve schools participated and more than 100 students, including 11 UTPA students, competed in San Antonio.

"It's prestigious because we out rank all other schools in the tri-state area," said Dr. Miguel Gonzalez, associate professor in the Manufacturing Engineering Program. "Winning means our students are more involved and more active in their society."

Gerardo Ramos, a senior manufacturing engineering student, won the Charlie Pendleton Scholarship award of $1,000 for most outstanding student at the conference.

"As the president of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the dedication put forth by the officers really made the difference in being awarded Outstanding Student Chapter of the Year," Ramos said. "I am extremely proud of leading such a great group of young engineers who share a passion for engineering that has characterized the UTPA Engineering program. Participating in such an event is an honor. Winning, is a dream."

To learn more about the Society of Manufacturing Engineers contact Ramos at