Federal Fellows Webinars

ASME GOVERNMENT RELATIONS WEBINAR, “TECHNOLOGY INTERSECTING POLICY AND POLITICS!” REGISTRATION IS OPEN View

On Friday, October 27, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00PM (EST), ASME Government Relations will host an exciting new webinar about what it is like to be an ASME Fellow in Congress, featuring two Fellows—one in the U. S. Senate and another in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Fellows will provide valuable personal insight on their experiences working on Capitol Hill, both before and after the presidential election and how the experience has expanded their perspectives.

ASME has the unique distinction of being the first engineering/scientific society to establish a Congressional Fellowship program. For the past 44 years, ASME has provided a valuable service to the nation by sponsoring over 119 Federal Fellows who have served in the Executive and Legislative Branches of Government. ASME Federal Government Fellowships have enabled selected ASME members to devote a year working in government providing engineering and technical advice to policy makers in Congress, Federal agencies, and the White House. A brochure on the ASME Fellowship program is available at:
https://www.asme.org/wwwasmeorg/media/ResourceFiles/AboutASME/Get%20Involved/Advocacy/FellowBrochure2017.pdf

The moderator of the webinar will be Lester Su, Ph.D., who is a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University and the Chair of the ASME Committee on Government Relations. Guest speakers include Said Jahanmir, Ph.D., who is currently serving as a 2015-2017 ASME Congressional Fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives for the Honorable Tim Ryan (D-OH), Co-Chair of the Congressional Manufacturing Caucus, and Michael Martin, Ph.D., who is currently serving as a 2016-2017 ASME Congressional Fellow in the U.S. Senate for the Honorable Jack Reed, who is a Co-chair of the Senate Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus.

Please register at this link: https://shop.asme.org/Registrations/Conference/FNDWEB3

If you have questions, please contact Ellen Kuo at kuoe@asme.org.

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ASME GOVERNMENT RELATIONS WEBINAR HIGHLIGHTS ASME FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FELLOWSHIPS: “ENGINEERS AND PUBLIC POLICY: A DYNAMIC COMBINATION” View

December 7, 2016

ASME has the unique distinction of being the very first engineering/scientific society to have the vision to establish a Congressional fellowship program. For the past 43 years, ASME has provided a valuable service to the nation by sponsoring over 100 Federal Fellows who served in the Executive and Legislative Branch. ASME Federal Government Fellowships have enabled selected ASME members to devote a year working in government providing engineering and technical advice to policy makers in Congress, federal agencies, and the White House. This premier program serves as a testament to ASME’s long-standing commitment to national security, national issues and the continuing development of the engineering profession.

The webinar highlights a current and former Fellow who provided their personal perspectives on their accomplishments and challenges while serving as an ASME Fellow in the Executive and Legislative Branch. If you have not registered, you must do so first. Register here: https://shop.asme.org/Registrations/Conference/FNDWEB2016-2

Once registered you can click on the following link to view the webinar. (Note: It may take up to 24 hours after your initial registration to be able to login to watch the webinar.)

https://login.asme.org/SingleSignOnV2/login.aspx?ApplicationID=b611004b-1d28-4886-ba07-56fb25b5d9d8&EventID=1707

Lester Su, Ph.D., Chair of the ASME Committee on Government Relations, moderated the session and was joined by the two Fellows who described what they have learned about public policy making as it relates to the manufacturing and energy, as well as answered questions about this invaluable fellowship opportunity.

Noël Bakhtian, Ph.D. served as a 2016 ASME Foundation Swanson Fellow at the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy in the environment and energy division.

Said Jahanmir, Ph.D. who is currently serving as a 2015-16 ASME Congressional Fellow for the Honorable Tim Ryan (D-OH).

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ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INITIATIVES FOR AMERICA’S FUTURE” JULY 15TH ARCHIVED WEBINAR & PRESENTATION AVAILABLE View

July 21, 2016

Dr. Gloria Wiens, the Assistant Director for Research Partnerships at the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office and a current ASME Foundation Swanson Fellow (Webinar & Slides)

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Manufacturing is a matter of fundamental importance to the economic strength and national security of the United States. More than any other industry, a globally competitive manufacturing sector translates inventions, research discoveries, and new ideas into better or novel products or processes. This webinar will provide a briefing on the game-changing federal government initiatives, public-private partnerships and opportunities in advanced manufacturing, with a focus on the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation and the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership recommendations detailed in their report on Accelerating U.S. Advanced Manufacturing. Gloria Wiens, Ph.D., has been serving as an ASME Foundation Swanson Fellow since September 2013. Dr. Wiens is an associate professor and the director of the Space, Automation, and Manufacturing Mechanisms (SAMM) Laboratory at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Her research interests include robotics; spatial mechanisms; system dynamics and controls with applications in space; reconfigurable micro/small satellite deployable systems; automation; MEMS/biomedical devices; and micro/mesoscale manipulation and manufacturing. Her teaching focuses on dynamics and controls of robotic systems; kinematics and dynamics of machinery; and vibrations and controls.

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WEBINAR RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE! ASME FOUNDATION SWANSON FELLOWS AND THE NATIONAL NETWORK FOR MANUFACTURING INNOVATION: STRIVING FOR US GLOBAL LEADERSHIP IN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING View

September 16, 2016

The recording from our Sept. 15th webinar (1:00pm-2:00pm EST) which featured two ASME Foundation Swanson Fellows who provided an update on the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) Program, the network of manufacturing innovation institutes, the Strategic Plan, institute partnerships, current and future opportunities and highlights of their Fellowships, is now available at the following location:

https://login.asme.org/SingleSignOnV2/login.aspx?ApplicationID=b611004b-1d28-4886-ba07-56fb25b5d9d8&EventID=1634&utm_source=events&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=09142016_webinar

NATIONAL NETWORK FOR MANUFACTURING INNOVATION: STRIVING FOR US GLOBAL LEADERSHIP IN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

Guest Speakers:

  • Lester Su, Ph.D., is a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University and the Chair of the ASME Committee on Government Relations. He was an ASME Congressional Fellow in 2000-2001 and has remained involved with ASME’s policy activities since that time. Lester’s technical interests are in energy systems, fluid mechanics, and combustion, while his policy interests center on federal research funding, STEM education, and workforce development issues.
  • Shreyes Melkote, Ph.D. recently completed his term as a 2015-2016 ASME Foundation Swanson Fellow serving in the Interagency Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO) hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. As Assistant Director for Technology at the AMNPO, Dr. Melkote participated in various activities of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) Program. Dr. Melkote works at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, where he holds the Morris M. Bryan Jr. Professorship in Mechanical Engineering for Advanced Manufacturing Systems. His teaching and research interests are in manufacturing processes with a focus on precision machining, low-cost sensors for process monitoring, and photovoltaic manufacturing.
  • Dr. Frank Pfefferkorn is a 2015-2016 ASME Foundation Swanson Fellow serving at the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), which is housed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD. He is the point of contact in AMNPO for the National Science and Technology Council’s (NSTC) Subcommittee on Advanced Manufacturing (SAM) and MForesight: the Alliance for Manufacturing Foresight, which is funded through a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NIST. Dr. Pfefferkorn is also the main point of contact for the project to craft a new identity for the NNMI Program and helped craft the messaging for the program’s participating in the Hannover Messe 2016 and IMTS 2016 in Chicago, IL. He also helped AMNPO draft two Congressionally mandated reports: the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) Program Annual Report and NNMI Program Strategic Plan. Dr. Pfefferkorn is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison when he is not serving in the AMNPO.
  • The NNMI is the U.S. Federal Government program for coordinating public and private investments to improve the competitiveness and productivity of U.S. manufacturing through the creation of a robust network of manufacturing innovation institutes, each focused on a specific and promising advanced manufacturing technology area. The NNMI Program advances American manufacturing innovation by creating an effective research and development, technology transition, workforce training and education outreach infrastructure for U.S. industry and academia to solve industry-relevant manufacturing problems. The vision of the NNMI Program is a network of institutes that bring U.S. industry, academia, and government together to solve pre-competitive cross-sector manufacturing challenges that an individual entity cannot solve alone. Currently, there are nine manufacturing innovation institutes. These nine institutes are, in chronological order:
    1. America Makes: The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (additive manufacturing/3D printing), August 2012.
    2. DMDII: Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (digital manufacturing and design), February 2014.
    3. LIFT: Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (lightweight metals manufacturing), February 2014.
    4. PowerAmerica: The Next Generation Power Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute (wide bandgap power electronics manufacturing), December 2014.
    5. IACMI: Institute of Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (fiber-reinforced polymer composites), June 2015.
    6. AIM Photonics: American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (integrated photonics manufacturing), July 2015.
    7. NextFlex: America’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute (thin flexible electronic devices and sensors), August 2015.
    8. AFFOA: Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (advanced fibers and textiles), April 2016.
    9. Manufacturing Innovation Institute on Smart Manufacturing: Advanced Sensors, Controls, Platforms and Modeling for Manufacturing (selection announced June 2016)

The institutes, each led by manufacturing experts renowned in their field, have attracted nearly 1,000 companies, universities and nonprofits as members. The federal government’s commitment of more than $600 million to the nine institutes has been matched by more than $1.2 billion in non-federal resources from across industry, academia and state governments. In addition to the institutes listed above, five competitions are running to create manufacturing hubs, with a national impact, in the areas of robotics for manufacturing, biofabrication of cells and tissues, chemical process intensification, revolutionizing the ways materials can be reused and recycled, and the first open topic competition in which the proposing team picks the focus of a new institute. Nearly $800 million in combined federal and non-federal resources will be invested in these institutes to support the development and dissemination of transformative manufacturing technologies. These new institutes will be sponsored by the Department of Commerce (DOC), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Department of Energy (DOE). Throughout its growth, the network will continue to be guided by both its public and private members, and the federal agencies with interests in manufacturing, including the DOE, the DoD, the DOC, the Department of Education (DOEd), the Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the National Science Foundation (NSF). While significant progress has been made, the grand challenge for the US to achieve global leadership is to establish 45 institutes over the next decade

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