As the engineering field becomes more competitive and is increasingly affected by new technology and the 4th Industrial Revolution, it is crucial that mechanical engineering department Heads/Chairs/Deans are developing curriculums that are relevant, up-to-date and include application-based courses that will translate into practical experience for ME students entering the workforce.
MEED attendees will gain valuable insight and feedback from industry and government representatives on the pain points and trends in the ME industry so they can make the necessary changes to their curricula. This will allow faculty to teach the required skills/information that the ME workforce deems necessary for entry-level job-seekers to be successful as they enter the profession. MEED also provides a forum where ME department Heads, Chairs and Deans from many institutions across the country come together to discuss challenges they are currently facing at their own universities and hear from Deans who are driving change.
"MEED offers the ultimate networking opportunity for ME Department Heads. Learning how leaders within ME education are driving change within their departments and integrating new technology and software programs into their curriculums is priceless." – Nadir Yilmaz, Professor/Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering at Howard University
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.