The Italian Glass Machinery Technology Award (IGMTA) program is comprised of a competition asking upper level students attending premier US universities to write a short paper on why they would like to go to Italy to learn more about the Italian glass working machinery and technology industry. The aim of the program is to enrich the engineering education of students and to advance knowledge on issues of importance within the industry to the next generation of engineering professionals. Maximum of four (4) Student Winners will be selected and accompanied by one (1) US faculty member (should budget allow) selected by the ITA, GIMAV and SME.
 
Winners of the Italian Glass Machinery Technology Awards (IGMTA), selected as having the best papers, will be awarded a one-week trip to Italy with activities scheduled November 5th - 11th, 2017. Students will visit top Italian companies in the glass working machinery industry, take part in an advanced educational program at the Università Carlo Cattaneo - LIUC along with a number of cultural activities in various Italian cities.
 
The trip is part of the Italian Glass Machinery Technology Awards, which is part of the international program Italian Technology Awards. The IGMTA is sponsored by the Italian Trade Agency, via its Chicago Office, GIMAV (Italian Association of Glass-Processing Machinery and Accessory Suppliers – http://www.gimav.it/en/), and in the United States, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). www.sme.org

The linked PDF version of the Official Press Release, provides all necessary information for both US-based academic faculty and inquiring US students who are interested in taking part in this program to win a trip to Italy!
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