New ASME E-Fests Highlight the Fun and Excitement of Engineering

Dec. 9, 2016


This spring, ASME will launch three new global events for engineering students in the United States and the Asia Pacific region that will highlight the fun and excitement that engineering has to offer. The new events, E-Fests (Engineering Festivals), will take the place of the ASME regional student conferences that have traditionally been held each spring throughout ASME’s various districts.

The new E-Fests will be three-day, two-night regional events designed to provide engineering students with a venue where they can learn about design, advanced manufacturing and robotics in a lively and fun environment. These immersive student festivals will feature a variety of exciting hands-on activities, including hackathons, fireside chats, technology and innovation lightning talks, career-briefing sessions, mentoring opportunities, leadership and professional development workshops, round table networking sessions, as well as social activities and entertainment.

The three E-Fests will also serve as the new locations for the regional rounds of four of ASME’s premier student competitions: the Human Powered Vehicle Challenge, the Student Design Competition, the Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D (IAM3D) Challenge and the Old Guard Competition. Details on competition requirements, deadlines and registration can be found on the E-Fest web page.

The first of the three events, E-Fest Asia Pacific, will take place from March 3 to 5 at the LNM Institute of Information Technology in Jaipur, India. E-Fest West will be held from March 17 to 19 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The E-Fest East event will take place from April 21 to 23 Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, Tenn.

Registration for the E-Fest Asia Pacific is 1,200 Indian rupees (approximately $17.50 U.S.) through Dec. 31 and 1,500 rupees ($22 U.S.) after that date. Registration for the E-Fest West event is $100 through Feb. 3, $125 between Feb. 4 and March 16, and $150 as of March 17. Registration for E-Fest East is $100 through Feb. 28, $125 from March 1 to April 20, and $150 after that date.

For more information about the new E-Fest program including instructions on signing up for the regional ASME competitions and competitions deadlines, or to view a promotional video on the program or to register for the E-Fest Asia Pacific, E-Fest East or E-Fest West events, visit