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Manufacturing Engineering Division (MED) is concerned with the knowledge base of manufacturing sciences and technology and its applications for improved production performance.
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  • 2017 NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop on April 3-4, 2017 in Portland, OR

    Sponsored by the NSF Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation, the 2017 NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop will be held April 3-4, 2017 in Portland, Oregon.  The workshop will be co-hosted by Oregon State University, Kansas State University, and Texas A&M University.  This workshop will cover the basics of CAREER proposal writing and review.  It will include presentations by NSF Program Officers and recent CAREER awardees, a mock panel review using awarded and declined CAREER proposals, and a feedback session where small groups will review and discuss the draft CAREER proposal project summaries that each participant has prepared.  Workshop participants are expected to read and review six CAREER proposals prior to the Workshop so that they can actively participate in mock panel reviews.  These mock review panels are designed as a realistic simulation of actual CAREER proposal review panels. Participants will also have an opportunity to meet with current and previous NSF Program Officers. 


    Data from previous workshops suggest that the success rate of the participants is considerably higher than the overall NSF average.  Correspondingly, this workshop attracts far more applicants than we can admit (approximately 250 participants will be selected to attend this workshop), so early application is strongly recommended.  To provide sufficient time for interactions among participants and facilitators, mealtime activities will be an important activity on the agenda.  A workshop fee of $250 will be charged to help defray the cost of workshop meals and materials. 


    The application deadline is January 9, 2017. The application procedure and tentative agenda for the workshop can be found at:   Please note that every participant is required to submit a project summary of their CAREER proposal and an NSF style biosketch as part of the application package. 


    Workshop organizers: 

    Irem Tumer, Oregon State University,

    Zhijian Pei, Texas A&M University,

    Brad Kramer, Kansas State University,


    NSF Coordinators:

    George Hazelrigg, Deputy Division Director, CMMI,

    Mary Toney, Program Director, Materials Engineering and Processing/CMMI,

  • Student Manufacturing Design Competition at ASME 2017 MSEC

    Dear Colleagues and Student Advisors,

    On behalf of ASME’s Manufacturing Engineering Division, I would like to invite your students to participate in the Student Manufacturing Design Competition that will be held during the ASME 2017 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC), hosted by University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, June 4-8, 2017.

    Details can be found attached or at The document includes information on travel support and cash awards.

    Deadline for entry submission: March 20, 2017.

    Please help us disseminate the information and encourage your students to take part in this excellent activity to showcase their manufacturing and design talents.

    Thank you for your support.


    Radu Pavel, Ph.D.
    (ASME MED Treasurer, 2016-2017)
    Chief Technology Officer
    TechSolve, Inc.
    6705 Steger Drive,
    Cincinnati, OH 45237
    Phone: (513) 948 2062
    Fax: (513) 948 2109

  • ASME MSEC 2017 Deadline Extended to 11/17/2016

    Dear Colleagues,

    The paper submission deadline for MSEC 2017  has been extended to November 17, 2016, 11:59 PM U.S. Eastern Time. 

    The poster abstract submission deadline is also extended to November 17, 2016 , 11:59 PM U.S. Eastern Time. 

    The MSEC website will be updated shortly to reflect this change. Please note that to ensure timely review of the papers, this date will not be extended further. All other deadlines in the program schedule remain unchanged.

    Please see attached for more information on the conference.  We look forward to receiving your submissions and seeing you in Los Angeles. 

    Johnson Samuel
    MSEC 2017 Technical Program Chair

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Tel: 518-276-3682                           
    Fax: 518-276-6025