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ASME’s International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition


Program highlights for the ASME’s International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition include cutting-edge research presentations, thought leader keynotes, student competitions, and annual awards event

What: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) hosts its annual International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), the largest interdisciplinary mechanical engineering conference in the world, online Nov. 16-19. IMECE plays a significant role in stimulating innovation from basic discovery to translational application and fosters new engineering collaborations. This year’s program includes more than 2,300 total presentations and offers hundreds of technical sessions across 17 technical tracks during the week. Special events include technical sessions on how mechanical engineers can help the medical community and educators address the COVID-19 pandemic, the student oral presentation and poster competitions, and an annual awards event that includes a tribute to the careers of outstanding engineering leaders, along with other special award recognitions, networking and entertainment.

Who: Engineering professionals from a variety of disciplines and a range of industrial sectors, including advanced manufacturing, aerospace, advanced energy, applied mechanics, bioengineering, design engineering, energy production, conservation and recovery, environmental engineering, fluids engineering, heat transfer, materials, nanotechnology, and rail transportation, have registered to attend IMECE virtually from all over the world. Presenters include academic, research and industry leaders. Exhibitors and sponsors include universities, publishers, and businesses from a variety of industries.

The annual awards gala will be hosted by ASME Executive Director/CEO Tom Costabile and President Bryan Erler, and features special guest master of ceremonies Roy Firestone, a seven-time Emmy Award winner and ESPN host, as well as musical performances by Jeffrey Li of “America’s Got Talent” and YouTube sensation Allie Sherlock.
Keynote speakers include:
• Emily A. Carter, Ph.D., executive vice chancellor and provost, distinguished professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, UCLA
• Dragos Maciuca, Ph.D., executive technical director, Ford’s Research and Innovation Center
• James J. Truchard, Ph.D., founder and former CEO, NI (formerly National Instruments), and ASME 2020 Richard J. Goldstein Energy Lecture Award Recipient
Where: online/virtual; Journalists on assignment to cover any part of the event can contact monica@mcshovlin.com for login information.
When: Monday through Thursday, Nov. 16-19

Program highlights include:
Keynote presentations
• Monday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m.–noon EST
Opening Keynote Session with Emily A. Carter, Ph.D., UCLA, “Insights into Sustainable Energy Materials Optimization from First Principles”

• Tuesday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m.-noon EST
Keynote Lecture by Dragos Maciuca, Ph.D., Ford’s Research and Innovation Center, on “Opportunities & Challenges for Mechanical Engineering in Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence”

• Thursday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m.-noon EST
Closing Keynote by James J. Truchard, Ph.D., ASME 2020 Richard J. Goldstein Energy Lecture Award Recipient, entitled “A Future for Energy”
Special Technical Sessions – Monday, Nov. 16, 5:25-6:25 p.m. EST
• “Utilizing Engineering Principles to Understand SARS-CoV-2 Transport, Infection, and Inactivation”— Panelists from Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will address how mechanical engineers can help in medicine/COVID-19 using design principles and simulation.

• “Mechanical Engineering Education During COVID-19 Pandemic: Sharing Educational Strategies, Developing Outcomes, Lessons Learned, and Spring 21 Plans”— Panelists from Rutgers University, Stanford University, University of Minnesota, Carnegie Mellon University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute will provide a forum for the Mechanical Engineering educational community to discuss and share current strategies for teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Annual Awards Event will be held online on Monday, Nov. 16, 7-8:15 p.m. EST.
Visit https://event.asme.org/IMECE for more event details.

About ASME
ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world. ASME recently formed the International Society of Interdisciplinary Engineers (ISIE) LLC, a new for-profit subsidiary to house business ventures that will bring new and innovative products, services, and technologies to the engineering community. For more information visit asme.org