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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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  • ASME 2020 IMECE – Manufacturing Policy Forum: SPECIAL EVENT

    ….An ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division (MED) Centennial Celebration Event

    Date:  Wednesday, November 18, 2020

    Time:  6:00pm-8:00pm (Eastern Time)

    Description:  This forum is being hosted by the IMECE/Advanced Manufacturing Track and co-sponsored by Manufacturing Engineering Division (MED) and ASME Manufacturing Public Policy Task Force (MPPTF) to bring awareness of ASME’s role in U.S. Manufacturing Public Policy and the opportunities for ASME volunteers to make an impact.  This panel will highlight ASME positions on various manufacturing public policy issues, and their importance to ASME members.  Panelists will also share their experiences serving as Executive Branch and Congressional Fellows and how it impacted their careers and the Nation.


    Tom Kurfess : ORNL – Chief Mfg Officer; 2012 ASME Foundation Swanson Fellow at the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)


    Asha Balakrishnan:  Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI), Research Staff Member; 2019-2020 ASME Congressional Fellow – Subcommittee on Space & Aeronautics Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

    Andy Bicos: Boeing – Retired;  2016-2017 ASME Congressional Fellow - Office of U.S. Congressman Tom Reed

    Connie Lausten, P.E.:  ASME Committee on Government Relations, Chair and 2000 ASME Congressional Fellow

    Marc Santos: Isle Utilities; 2019 ASME Congressional Fellow – Office of U.S. Senator Chris Coons 

    Steven Schmid: Manufacturing Public Policy Task Force (MPPTF), Chair; 2012 ASME Foundation Swanson Fellow – Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), NIST


    Shawn Moylan: NIST; 2017-2018 ASME Congressional Fellow – Office of U.S. Senator Gary Peters 

    Gloria Wiens: Manufacturing Engineering Division (MED) Centennial Planning Committee, Chair; 2012-2015 ASME Foundation Swanson Fellow – Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), NIST

     To Register: 


    Please note that this $0.00 registration does NOT give you access to the IMECE technical sessions, but you will have a limited access on Day 1 (November 16th) to listen to the opening keynote address and visit the virtual Exhibit Hall.

     ALL REGISTRANTS will receive an email with instructions on how to download the CrowdCompass Event App.  This app can be downloaded onto your desktop or smart phone and will give you access to the special events.  Emails will start to go out next week to all registrants.


     Questions? Contact Barbara Zlatnik at ASME (

  • Make your plans to attend the 2020 Virtual IMECE

    Registration is open and the Advanced Manufacturing Track is terrific!  Learn more and review and share the attached flyer.

  • NSF Manufacturing Blue Sky Competition and SME David Dornfeld Manufacturing Vision Award


    Abstracts are due March 1, 2021. Instructions on preparing and submitting abstracts will be available at

     The Fourth Annual NSF Manufacturing Blue Sky Competition, funded by the National Science Foundation, will be held during the 2021 SME North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC) and ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC), June 21-25, 2021, which will be held online. The winner of the competition will receive the SME David Dornfeld Manufacturing Vision Award.

     The aim of this annual competition is to influence the future of manufacturing research and education in the United States through new, visionary ideas of the future. Such visionary ideas are often described as “radical,” “outrageous,” “transformational,” “unconventional,” “convergent,” and “breakthrough.” Presentations should pose grand challenges to be addressed by pursuing the manufacturing research vision, describing the intersections between disparate disciplines necessary to advance that vision. Topical areas should extend beyond the scope of a single investigator and show potential for transformative impact in areas of interest to federal agencies.

    For more information, click here. Learn more about the selection committee.