WIAM, Women in Advanced Manufacturing Forum
Advanced Manufacturing – The Diverse Next Generation
Hosted by: ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division and ASME Technical Events and Content (TEC) Sector
Date: Afternoon of June 11, 2019
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania
Organizers: Gloria Wiens (University of Florida), Maureen Fang (Lockheed Martin), Barbara Linke (University of California – Davis)
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 will be organized by the Manufacturing Engineering Division (MED) and held during ASME’s 2019 Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC) on June 11, 2019, at 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.