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MED Centennial

The Manufacturing Engineering Division celebrates 100 years in 2020. A number of commemorative activities are planned, including a special anniversary publication, a series of articles in ASME's Mechanical Engineering Magazine, special events at the Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference in 2021 in Cincinnati, OH.

MED is seeking sponsors that would like to support these activities and be recognized as one of the supporters of the Division and the value and importance of manufacturing.

Celebration Activities in-the-works:

  1. Historical perspective
    1. History of MED 100 Years Booklet
    2. Special MED article(s) in Mechanical Engineering Magazine (see below list)
    3. JMSE and JMNM special issues to document manufacturing technology advancement (Pre-views were presented at MSEC 2019)

  2. Forward looking of manufacturing impact to the society
    1. Programming for conferences (such as IMECE, MSEC, etc.) with manufacturing-theme activities including keynotes and technical content (panels/presentations), including
      • Public Policy Awareness Panel – IMECE, Virtual (November)
      • Women in Advanced Manufacturing Forum – MSEC 2021
    2. ASME Wiki Project: "Unwritten Laws of Engineering for the 21st Century” For details, see link: ASME Wiki Project

  3. Engaging the manufacturing engineering community
    1. Festivities – MED reception – historical sharing at MSEC in 2021!
    2. Hands-on student activities during conferences (MSEC, IDETC/CIE and/or IMECE)
    3. Women in Advance Manufacturing

 

ME Magazine: MED Centennial Celebrating – Influence of the MED ON ____ series
Issue Author – Topic
August Laine MearsThe Influence of the MED on Industry 4.0
September Jian CaoThe Influence of the MED on Micro-Nano Manufacturing
October / November John SutherlandThe Influence of the MED on Environmental Sustainability
December / January Mike Molnar – The Impact of the MED on the Manufacturing Innovation
February / March Scott Smith (series closer) – The influence of the MED on the Future of Manufacturing Engineering

 

MED continues seeking sponsors that would like to support these activities and be recognized as one of the supporters of the Division and the value and importance of manufacturing.

 

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MED & Friends
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