Registration Open for an ASME EFx® at Rutgers University School of Engineering

Nov 20, 2019


Engineering student event features drone lab tours, C.A.D. battle, elevator pitch competition, career development workshops and networking opportunities

Engineering students at Rutgers University are collaborating with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) to host a special weekend event. ASME EFx® Rutgers will be held Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering in Piscataway, N.J., 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 Rutgers. Students from Rutgers and other area colleges and universities are invited to participate in EFx Rutgers, and online registration is open.

“We want to provide a day full of enjoyable and exciting engineering competitions and activities that will leave a lasting impression on attendees,” says Kevin Bauer, ASME student chapter chair at Rutgers. “With activities like a C.A.D. battle and an elevator pitch competition with prizes for the winners, it’s an event no one will want to miss.”

In addition to those competitions, attendees can participate in drone lab tours, obtain a license for a free year of Solid Edge software, compliments of Siemens, and learn more about drones and unmanned systems. Other highlights include:

  • Keynote remarks from Dr. F. Javier Diez-Garias, a professor in Rutgers University’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and CEO of SubUAS LLC, who will share the story of the company’s Naviator drone, the first unmanned vehicle capable of operating in air and underwater with seamless transition;
  • Two sessions led by Northrop Grumman Engineer Jonathan Jennings, who will moderate the computer aided design (C.A.D.) battle and lead a seminar about the 2020 ASME Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D (IAM3D) Challenge, a global student competition.
“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 EFx Rutgers include AIAA Rutgers University and Rutgers MESA.

About Rutgers University School of Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Rutgers was founded in 1908 with a focus on driving the country’s industrial growth. Today, with more than 30 full-time faculty members, the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department educates more than 700 undergraduate and 180 graduate students annually. Excellence in both teaching, research, and service is the top priority for our faculty. For more information, visit
For information on Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering, click here


About ASME E-Fests™
ASME Engineering Festivals® (E-Fests) are regional multi-day events for engineering students that include design competitions, career development workshops, access to thought leaders and innovators in various engineering fields, and networking opportunities. An EFx is a one-day event designed to bring the excitement, community, innovation and vibrant experience of an E-Fest to engineering students at local colleges and universities around the world. E-Fests and EFx events 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

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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. For more information visit

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Monica Shovlin
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Diane Reed
Director, Communications and Marketing
Rutgers University School of Engineering