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Program

MEED Agenda

Thursday, March 21
12:00 – 1:30p

Summit Opening & Welcome Luncheon

Oscar Barton, Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering George Mason University

Chair, Committee on Engineering Education

H. Dwayne Jerro, Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering of Southern University

Co-Chair, 2019 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Education Summit

Nadir Yilmaz, Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Howard University
Co-Chair, 2019 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Education Summit

Aisha Lawrey, ASME, Director, Engineering Education

ASME Strategy & Technology Portfolio

Thomas Costabile, ASME, Executive Director

1:30 – 2:30p

Opening Keynote

Pamela Norris ,Executive Dean of Engineering, University of Virginia, and Chair of the ASEE Engineering Research Council

2:30 – 5:00p Plenary I: ENGAGE This session will explore how industry and department heads/chairs can engage mechanical engineering departments to prepare them to better meet the demand for a digital mechanical engineers. Speakers from academia and industry will discuss challenges and opportunities for university-industry collaborations. A breakout session after the panel will provide dialogue on the ME program criteria and potential modifications. Report outs will follow the breakout session.
2:30 – 3:30p

Panel discussion and Q&A

 

Moderator: Lee Redden, CTO / Co-Founder at Blue River Technology

Panelists

Tracee Walker Gilbert, Office of the Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering Digital Engineering Lead

Ron Benczkowski, Vice President – Engineering, Moog Inc., Space and Defense Group<

Marcelino Gomes, Executive Manager of Pipeline Protection, Petrobras Transporte

3:45 – 4:30p

Breakout Working Session

Facilitator - Mahesh AggarwalChair, Mechanical Engineering Department, Gannon University

4:30 – 5:00p

Report Outs

5:30 – 6:00p Briefing I: Engineering 4 Change/ Global Development

Iana Aranda
, ASME Dir. of Programs, E4C, Engineering for Global Development
6:00 – 6:30p Briefing II: Joint International Conference on ME Education in China

Wang Hao
, Vice Dean for International Affairs, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
7:00 – 8:30p

Networking Reception & Research Poster Session

Friday, March 22
8:00 – 8:30a Briefing III: Overview of Mechanical Engineering Technology

Michael Johnson
, Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Studies, Dept. of Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution Texas A&M University
8:30 – 11:00a

Plenary II EXPLORE: This session will explore the current best practices and innovative approaches to tackle the intersection of mechanical engineering and digital tools. Speakers from academic research centers will provide opportunities and challenges in their respective sectors. A Q&A discussion session will follow the presentations.

Panel discussion/ Q&A

Moderator: Patrick A. Hillberg, Siemens Academic and Workforce Business Development

Panelist: Patrick Mensah, Associate Dean for Research, College of Sciences and Engineering at Southern

University; Director of the NSF CREST Center for Next Generation Multifunctional Composites (NextGen

Composites Phase II)

Shengmin Guo, Holmes Endowed Professor, LSU; Director of the Turbine Innovation and Energy Research (TIER); NSF-EPSCoR Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials (CIMM)

Steven Goldsmith Professor, Mechanical Engineering Michigan Tech

11:00 – 11:30a Briefing IV: NAE Grand Challenges

Jenna Carpenter
, Dean Campbell University
12:00 – 1:00p ASME Engineering Education Awards Luncheon
1:30 – 4:00p

Plenary III (EMPOWER):  This session will explore the past, present, and future of these tools and the effect they will continue to have on mechanical engineering training and students. Speakers from academia and industry will provide opportunities and challenges in their respective sectors. A Q&A discussion session will follow the presentations.

Panel discussion/ Q&A

Moderator:Marcio de Queiroz, Professor; Director-iCORE Lab; Coordinator, Robotics Engineering Minor LSU

Fab Clayton, Education Engagement Program Manager Autodesk

Mario Rotea, Department Head, Mechanical Engineering UT-Dallas

William Messner, Professor, Mechanical Engineering Tufts University

Darrell Robinette, Faculty Advisor of SAE/GM AutoDrive Challenge Team Michigan Tech

4:00 – 4:30p Briefing V:ABET Updates

Joe Sussman
, Chief Accreditation Officer, Chief Information Officer, ABET
5:30 – 6:30p Open Mic Reception (for the benefit of new and nearly new Department Chairs)

Kevin Lynch, Northwestern University MEDH ExCom Kemper Lewis, University at Buffalo MEDH ExCom 

 (Dinner on Your Own)
Saturday, March 23
8:30 – 9:00a Briefing V: The Impact of Online Education
9:00 – 11:30a Engineering Education Town Hall
 
  • Update on NSF Revolutionizing Engineering Departments grantees — Purdue University and the University of Seattle
  • Graduate Education (international impact)
  • Opportunities for Engagement with ASME
  • Resources to create an inclusive classroom
11:30 – 12:00p Conference Wrap-Up & Close

Oscar Barton, Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering George Mason University
ASME Chair Committee on Engineering Education

H. Dwayne Jerro, Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering of Southern University
Co-Chair, 2019 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Education Summit

Nadir Yilmaz, Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Howard University
Co-Chair, 2019 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Education Summit

ABET (Pre-Conference Workshop)

Wednesday, March 20
3:00 – 5:00p NEW-TO-ABET Orientation Session — Overview of the ABET accreditation cycle and visit schedule

Michele Miller, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education, Campbell University, EAC Comm
5:00 – 8:00p ASME/ABET Preparation Pre-Conference Workshop — working dinner
Michele Miller, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education, Campbell University, EAC Comm
Joe Musto, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Milwaukee School of Engineering, EAC PEV
Pierre Larochelle, Head, Mechanical Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology EAC Comm
Swami Karunamoorthy, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Washington University, EAC Comm
Mahesh Aggarwal Chair, Mechanical Engineering Department, Gannon University, EAC Comm
Oscar Barton, Chair, Mechanical Engineering, George Mason University, EAC Comm
Thursday, March 21
7:30a – 12:00p ASME/ABET Preparation Pre-Conference Workshop — continued, continental breakfast included.

Committee Meetings

Wednesday, March 20
6:00 – 8:30p Joint Industry Advisory Board (IAB) / Committee on Engineering Education (CEE) Dinner Meeting
(offsite: committees only)

Thomas Gardner, Chair, ASME Industry Advisory Board

Oscar Barton, Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering George Mason University
ASME Chair Engineering Education
Thursday, March 21
8:30 – 11:00a Joint Industry Advisory Board (IAB) / Committee on Engineering Education (CEE) Breakfast Meeting(committees only)

Thomas Gardner, Chair, ASME Industry Advisory Board

Oscar Barton, Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering George Mason University
ASME Chair Engineering Education  
Friday, March 22
6:00 – 8:00p ASME Committee on Engineering Technology Accreditation (CETA) Meeting
Tim Brower, Chair, Committee on Engineering Technology Accreditation (CETA)

ASME Committee on Engineering Accreditation (CEA) Meeting
Mahesh Aggarwal, Chair, Committee on Engineering Accreditation (CEA)

ASME Education Standards Committee Meeting
Ken Balkey, Chair, Standards Infusion Working Group
7:00 – 9:00p ASME ME Department Heads Executive Committee (MEDH ExCom) Meeting
Kevin Lynch, Northwestern University MEDH ExCom
Saturday, March 23
12:30 – 4:30p ASME Committee on Engineering Education Meeting
Oscar Barton, Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering George Mason University
ASME Chair Engineering Education

IAB Agenda

PRELIMINARY AGENDA
Tuesday, March 19
6:00p Welcome Toast with IAB Chair Thomas Gardner

Tackle Box (Renaissance Lobby)
Wednesday, March 20
8:30a Continental Breakfast
9:00a Welcome, Agenda Overview & IAB Introductions
Thomas Gardner, Ph.D., P.E.
Chair, ASME Industry Advisory Board
9:20a Business Meeting of the Board
9:55a Overview of ME Education – Vision 2030 & Impact on ABET ME Program Criteria
Oscar Barton, Ph.D., P.E
Chair, ASME Committee on Engineering Education (CEE)
10:30a Break
10:45a Breakout Working Groups: Proposed Changes to ME Program Criteria for ABET
11:45a Report Out from Working Groups
12:00p Working Lunch
1:00p Afternoon Session
3:00p Conclude
6:00p Reception and Dinner: “Different Perspectives, One Focus: Strengthening Industry-University Partnerships”
Anthony M. Boccanfuso, Ph.D.
President, University-Industry Demonstration Partnership

Arnaud’s Restaurant
813 Rue Bienville