Registration Now Open for an ASME EFx™ at Notre Dame University-Louaize in Lebanon

Sep 3, 2019


Engineering student event features competitions, workshops and networking opportunities
Engineering students at Notre Dame University (NDU)-Louaize in Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon, are collaborating with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) to host a special two-day event. EFx NDU-Louaize will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27-28, 2019, at Issam Fares Hall where students will showcase their technical skills and creativity and connect with thought leaders and practicing engineers for career advice. The EFx host committee includes members of the ASME student chapter at NDU-Louaize. More than 200 student participants from NDU-Louaize and other colleges and universities in the region are expected at EFx NDU-Louaize, and online registration is now open.
"The goal of this event is to enhance engineering students’ soft skills as well as to bring them all together so they can network, make new friends and share best practices," explains former ASME NDU-Louaize Student Chapter President Jad Hakim. "Students will also have the chance to participate in exciting competitions where the winners will get valuable prizes."
The centerpiece of the program is the mechatronics competition. The objective of this competition is to design and build an autonomous robot able to gather the maximum number of a team’s colored balls and score them inside a cylindrical tube within a time period. Pairs of teams of up to five individuals each will compete in an elimination-style tournament on Friday, Sept. 27, until one emerges the winner.
Former ASME President Madiha Kotb will provide a keynote address on Saturday morning, Sept. 28. In addition to the mechatronics competition, attendees will have the opportunity to network and participate in impromptu engineering competitions, interactive sessions led by engineering faculty and industry professionals, and a gala dinner.
“ASME is proud to help provide opportunities like EFx and larger-scale E-Fests where engineering students can apply what they’ve learned in the classroom as they prepare to launch their careers,” says ASME Executive Director/CEO Tom Costabile. “The working engineers enjoy the experience as much as the students. We’re excited to be a part of it and build our community.”
ASME Engineering Festivals™ (E-Fests) Global Platinum sponsor Siemens PLM Software is an enthusiastic supporter of EFx. Other supporting organizations of this event include Byblos Bank, Cablevision, and IDM, the Internet People.

About ASME E-Fests
ASME Engineering Festivals™ (E-Fests) are regional events for engineering students that include design competitions, career development workshops, access to thought leaders and innovators in various engineering fields, and networking opportunities. E-Fests also extend beyond the in-person events and provide online content, resources and a community that enables students to foster innovation, network with key players in the industry, connect with peers and celebrate engineering! For more information, visit

About ASME
ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.

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Notre Dame University-Louaize