Mini-Talks Offer Early Career Engineers Many Benefits

The ASME FutureME Mini-Talk Series program offers early career engineers a platform for sharing their career experiences with a large audience of their peers. The ASME Board on Career Development, which supports the series, is currently seeking early career professionals in the Boston and Houston areas to speak at two Mini-Talks to be held in August and November. The board is accepting applications from prospective speakers through April 1.

Mini-Talks are short, seven- to 10-minute presentations on engineering and career development topics. In addition to providing presenters with an opportunity for sharing their knowledge and experience with other early career engineers and engineering students, Mini-Talks offer speakers and attendees an excellent opportunity for career development and networking, as well as the perfect venue for first-time speakers to hone their presentation skills and gain visibility within the profession.

The next two ASME FutureME Mini-Talks will be held on Sunday, Aug. 2, at the ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC) in Boston, and on Sunday, Nov. 15, at the ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition (IMECE) in Houston.

If you are interested in speaking at either the Boston or Houston events, or would like to nominate another engineer to speak at one of the Mini-Talks, submit your nomination through April 1 by emailing a short biography and topic summary to, specifying the choice of location. All applicants will be contacted by June 1 for follow-up.

To view recordings of previous Mini-Talks, visit the ASME FutureME YouTube channel at For more information on the Mini-Talks program, contact Cheryl Hasan, Students and Early Career Development, by e-mail at