Conference: June 10 – June 14, 2019
For its inaugural event, the forum on Women in Advanced Manufacturing (WIAM) aims at showcasing successful career paths, discussing next generation technologies and gender gap in the field of manufacturing engineering (MfgE). The forum is organized by the Manufacturing Engineering Division (MED) and is being held during ASME’s 2019 Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC) on June 11, 2019, in Erie, PA. The event will feature (i) panelist presentations from industry, government and academia, (ii) break-out sessions to discuss new opportunities for the diverse next generation in MfgE, and (iii) a networking reception. The expected outcome will be actionable recommendations to the MED leadership team.
The objective is to effectively and collaboratively increase gender inclusion and diversity engagement in MSEC as well as in MED members. The long-term goal is to achieve broader impacts from ASME to societal issues, e.g., a diverse MfgE workforce in U.S.
Sponsored by National Science Foundation
The goal of this forum is to provide current students at all levels of graduate and undergraduate programs as well as recent graduates with better information / knowledge of various research positions in industry, academia, and national laboratories. The forum will further discuss how to be successful professionally in the various research settings.