Spencer Harp, an instructor in the Mechanical Engineering department at Georgia Southern University, was one of eight educators nationwide honored recently by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) for their service to SME and their student chapter in advancing manufacturing knowledge, education and SME’s 2017 Strategic Direction.
The honorees are faculty advisors to student chapters of SME. Spencer Harp has served in this capacity since the fall of 2012. Mr. Harp is one of two recipients to ever receive the award twice, once in 2012 and most recently in 2014. Since his involvement the student chapter has gained national recognition for the chapters rapid growth, visited several regional industries, and served as a mechanism to place students into industry.
For more information regarding the award and to see other recipients please visit-http://www.sme.org/advisor-awardees/
Georgia Southern University made history on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, when the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia granted the University with the first undergraduate Manufacturing Engineering degree program in the state of Georgia.
“Manufacturing is returning to the U.S., and the state of Georgia can now prepare its citizens for careers in this fast-growing field,” said Mohammad Davoud, dean of the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology. “Employees trained in manufacturing will enable Georgia to attract corporations and industries to invest in the state and region. These corporations need manufacturing engineers who are trained to think innovatively and use state-of-the-art techniques and technologies. The new Manufacturing Engineering program at Georgia Southern will do just that.”
The Manufacturing Engineering program will begin accepting students in Fall 2015.