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About the Event

Welcome to the ASME Mechanical Engineering Education Summit (MEEd), the premier conference for leaders in mechanical engineering (ME) and mechanical engineering technology (MET) education. Since 1989, Department Heads, Chairs, Associate Chairs, and other leaders have been convening to address the challenges impacting the present and future trajectory of engineering education.

As the engineering field becomes more competitive and increasingly affected by new technology and the 4th Industrial Revolution, it is crucial that mechanical engineering curricula evolve so that ME and MET students enter the workforce with relevant knowledge and skills. Beyond curricula, ME leaders face a myriad of other challenges including declining enrollments, stagnant budgets, difficulty in recruiting and retaining faculty, broadening participation in ME, and a crisis in mental health. MEEd provides a forum for ME leaders in the US and beyond to come together to discuss these issues and consider innovative solutions.

Who Should Attend

  • Associate Chairs, Department Heads/Chairs and other ME leaders

Why Attend?

  • Exploration: Learn about current pain points and emerging trends in the engineering industry
  • Curricular Currency: Evaluate whether your mechanical engineering curriculum is relevant, up-to-date, and meeting industry needs
  • Peer-Led Solutions: Learn from other academic leaders who have successfully navigated challenges in student and faculty recruitment, modernizing facilities, broadening participation, and addressing mental health needs
  • Strategic Partnerships: Explore opportunities to foster partnerships with community colleges to increase ME and MET enrollment