Nick Reza, a senior manufacturing technology major from Ada, Ohio, was awarded a Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Merit Award for the 2015-16 academic year.

Reza, who will receive $750, was selected by faculty members of the ONU Department of Technological Studies based on his participation in the ONU SME Chapter S186, scholastic accomplishments, financial need and application responses. Funds for the awards come from fundraising activities by the ONU SME chapter and the Lima chapter of SME.

Reza served as the treasurer and organized the accounts for the ONU SME chapter. He provided leadership and initiatives for new funding projects, such as serving as primary operator of the LASER engraving projects for the department golf outing, the ONU Lions Club badges and other similar projects. In 2015, Reza received the 2015 ONU SME Chapter Leadership Award.