Join ASME Government Relations for its Next Webinar, “Technology Intersecting Policy and Politics”

Sept. 8, 2017

ASME President-Nominee Said Jahanmir, Ph.D., who is currently serving as a 2015-2017 ASME Congressional Fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives, will be one of the guest speakers taking part in the ASME Government Relations webinar “Technology Intersecting Policy and Politics” on Oct. 27.

Next month, ASME Government Relations will host an exciting new webinar about what it is like to be an ASME Congressional Fellow, featuring two of our current Fellows — one in the U. S. Senate and another in the U.S. House of Representatives. During the webinar, which will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, Oct. 27, the Fellows will provide valuable personal insight on their experiences working on Capitol Hill. ASME members will also learn about our 2018-2019 ASME Congressional Fellowship opportunities.

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 United States by sponsoring 119 ASME Federal Government Fellows who have served in the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. 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 the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the U.S. Congress, and federal agencies. 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 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 will include ASME President-Nominee 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 serving as a 2016-2017 ASME Congressional Fellow in the U.S. Senate for the Honorable Jack Reed (D-RI), who is a co-chair of the Senate Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus.

Additional information on the webinar is available at Registration is now open. To sign up for the free webinar, go to

Detailed descriptions on the 2018-2019 ASME Congressional Fellowships, along with general information about the program, are available to view at ASME members with a strong background in the areas of energy and bioengineering are encouraged to submit applications, which will be accepted from Sept. 15, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2018. Non-members are welcome to apply, but they must be a member of ASME at the time of application.

Sponsors of the 2018-2019 ASME Congressional Fellowships include ASME Government Relations, the ASME Petroleum Division, the ASME Bioengineering Division and the ASME Foundation. A brochure with testimonials from former ASME Fellows is available to view at   

Contact Ellen Kuo at with any questions pertaining to the webinar or fellowship opportunities.


- Ellen Kuo, ASME Government Relations