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Student Shop Managers Consortium (SSMC) is a community of practice for personnel in academic making environments and affiliates.


Student Shop Managers Consortium (SSMC) is organized to first and foremost host the preeminent conference on the safe operation and development of academic shops. It will operate with the ancillary mission to create a platform for discussion, support, and development of educational shops in a wide array of formats and promote awareness, respect, and legitimacy of proficiency in shop skills. SSMC is pending its as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit classification. 

Board of Directors

President  - Todd Schweisinger, Clemson University

Vice President/President Elect- Amy Kavalewitz, Rice University

Treasurer - Kody Habeck - University of Wisconsin - Madison

Secretary - Steve Earp, Duke University

Conference Planning Committee Chair
- Rorie Fitzsimons, Yale University

Communications Committee Chair - Kevin Groenke, University of Minnesota

Standard Operating Procedure Committee Chair - Eric Pulse, CalPoly SLO

Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair - TBD

Environmental Health & Safety, and Risk Management Chair - TBD

SSMC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. USA