Mechanical Engineering Education Leadership Summit

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

April 17 - 20, 2017

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Strategy and management forum for mechanical engineering education, industry and government leaders committed to shaping the future of mechanical engineering education, industry practice and fostering public-private research and workforce development collaboration

Since 1989 the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Education Leadership Summit has brought together university, industry, and government leaders to discuss current issues in engineering education and research and to sharing latest business, management and curricular practices.
The 2017 Summit, for the first time, will be held in Washington, D.C. This Summit will focus on Research and Workforce Development. It promises to cover some of the latest topics driving engineering education and industrial practice - big data, additive manufacturing, and sustainable and energy efficient manufacturing, materials and infrastructure. We will also have many government funding agencies attending and speaking on funding opportunities.


  • A showcase of different government funded agencies to discuss collaboration and funding opportunities.
  • Congressional Staff Overview: FY 2017 Research & Development Priorities (Related to R&D, Clean Energy, Manufacturing and Bioengineering)
  • An exploration of the merging of technologies and the evolution of the Digital Mechanical Engineer.
  • Why you should think about a program officer position a NSF?
  • Overview of the New Administration's FY 2017-2018 Research & Development Budget
  • Public review of the proposed changes to the ABET/EAC General Criteria for Engineering
  • Overview of ASME Government Relations & ASME Federal Government Fellowships
  • How ME departments are infusing more practice-oriented, design-build experiences in the curriculum, the role of industry in the process, how the changes is managed and how it is funded.
  • Join us in celebrating and learning from the 2017 recipients of the ASME Church, Sparks and the Zwiep Awards for excellence in engineering and engineering technology education.
  • Tour of US Capitol


Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, today's ASME is a 120,000-member professional organization focused on technical, educational and research issues of the engineering and technology community. ASME conducts one of the world's largest technical publishing operations, holds numerous technical and educational conferences worldwide, and offers hundreds of professional development courses each year. ASME sets internationally recognized industrial and manufacturing codes and standards that enhance public safety.