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LATEST $25,000 BOEING GIFT MAKES TOTAL $180,000

 DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation recently received a $25,000 gift from The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) designated for the foundation's grants program.
 According to SME Education Foundation President Frank J. Riley, CMfgE, PE, "The Boeing Company gifts to the SME Education Foundation now total $180,000 since 1980 and have helped to strengthen manufacturing engineering and manufacturing engineering technology programs in the United States."
 Specifically, the Education Foundation will designate this gift in a series of 1994 Boeing Company Fund Awards. These monies will be used to fund capital equipment, student, faculty, and curriculum development projects as well as research initiation programs.
 Dr. Carver C. Gayton, corporate director of College and University Relations, for The Boeing Company, added, "The Boeing Company targets its financial aid to universities through our Key School Program. Key schools are those where we have recruitment and technology/research interests."
 Norman Kingsmore, director of Manufacturing of The Boeing Company's 777 Division and an Education Foundation director, added, "To be competitive in a global marketplace, The Boeing Company must recruit engineers with a working knowledge of advance manufacturing engineering technologies. The SME Education Foundation has made great strides in enabling college and university engineering departments to incorporate these advanced manufacturing technologies in their curricula."
 During 1993, the Education Foundation presented The Boeing Company Fund Awards to Oregon State University (Crovallis), Pittsburg State University (Kansas), and to the Rochester Institute of Technology (New York).
 The SME Education Foundation was created in 1979 to foster and promote manufacturing engineering curricula in colleges and universities through the administration of various programs such as The Boeing Company Fund Award. Since its inception, over $5.3 million in cash grants and more than $19.3 million in equipment and computer software gifts have been given to 307 different colleges and universities.
 During 1993, the Education Foundation awarded grants totaling more than $11.3 million to 102 schools across the United States.
 SME, headquartered in Dearborn, is an international professional society dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge in the field of manufacturing engineering and management. Founded in 1932, SME has more than 75,000 members in 68 countries and sponsors over 325 senior chapters and 220 student chapters worldwide.
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 /CONTACT: Keith Bankwitz of SME Education Foundation, 313-271-1500, Ext. 510/
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