Applications Now Being Accepted for ASME Advanced Manufacturing Fellowship

Aug 13, 2015



ASME Government Relations is currently accepting applications for an ASME Advanced Manufacturing Fellowship opportunity at the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) in Chicago, Ill. The deadline for ASME members to apply for the fellowship is Sept. 30.

DMDII, which opened earlier this year, was established to accelerate the development and adoption of cutting-edge manufacturing technologies for making new, globally competitive products through industry and industry-university partnerships. Managed by UI Labs, the institute is an extensive network of more than 100 companies, colleges and universities, non-profit organizations and government agencies from across the United States.

The ASME Advanced Manufacturing Fellow will be expected to provide scientific, technical, curricular and intellectual leadership, and analytical support contributing to the advancement of the institute’s goals, particularly as they apply to workforce development and educational outreach. Specifically, the Advanced Manufacturing Fellow would lead efforts to develop a “Digital Manufacturing and Design 101” type of course and curricula materials.

The Fellow will serve as a liaison with internal and external partners, including policymakers, to help DMDII enhance its network of education and workforce development solution providers and help organize the development of the body of knowledge on digital manufacturing and design process, both emerging and currently in practice, that offer promise for engineering design and technical implementation in the production process.

The ASME Advanced Manufacturing Fellow will also support DMDII partners in the development and marketing of online, hybrid and traditional continuing education courses and workshops in the interest of developing the current engineering and technician workforce in industry, and provide instruction and content resources to engineering and technology faculty at universities and community colleges to assist in evolving their curricula to prepare the technical workforce of the near future with the latest in digital manufacturing and design tools and techniques. Additional information about DMDII is available at http://dmdii.uilabs.org.

The ASME Advanced Manufacturing Fellow would receive an $80,000 stipend and be required to relocate to Chicago for one year during the fellowship, which would begin Jan. 1, 2016.

For more information on the ASME Advanced Manufacturing Fellowship, including required criteria for Fellowship candidates, and to submit an application, visit http://ppec.asme.org/latest-news/asme-advanced-manufacturing-fellowship-opportunity-digital-manufacturing-design-innovation-institute.