ASME iWME: Increasing Women In Mechanical Engineering Conference
January 13th - 14th, 2021 Contributing to increasing diversity and competitiveness of the engineering workforce.
Thank you for joining us! We hope you enjoyed the first Increasing Women in Mechanical Engineering Conference! Videos of each session and all the resources shared by speakers and participants will be available on our website next week. In the meantime visit the Resources tab to view the KnowledgeSpace Miro board. You'll receive an email once all other resources are available. Thanks again for joining us!
How has engineering changed for women? What will diversity in engineering look like in the next decade? How can we significantly increase diversity and competitiveness in the engineering workforce? ASME's Increasing Women in Mechanical Engineering Conference (iWME), will explore these topics.
The first of its kind, this convening will aim to examine, challenge, and discuss engineering education practices and culture as key elements in increasing the number of women in mechanical engineering. Through this platform, we will examine demonstrated approaches, activities, and implementation strategies to increase the number of women and working in the mechanical engineering field.
Join ASME and the NSF INCLUDES National Network as we engage leaders working on broadening participation in engineering, academic, industry, and nonprofit community.
Opening Keynote: State of the Union of Women in Mechanical Engineering
Join Dr. Aprille Ericsson, Aerospace Engineer at NASA’s Goddard Space Center, to address the challenges associated with being a woman in ME as well as the current state of emergency around needing more women ME for the future.
The ability of this nation to provide a growing economy, strong health and human services, and a secure and safe nation depend upon a vibrant, creative, and diverse engineering and science workforce – one that better reflects the collective experience of the country itself.
Dr. Ashley Huderson, Director of Engineering Education and Outreach at ASME, examines and highlights data around the number of women within the ME and MET profession from post-secondary degree programs to the current workforce. In this white paper, she also highlights known barriers, challenges, and best practices to recruit and retain women in ME and MET degree programs and the workforce. This work supports ASME initiatives to increase the number of women in ME and MET programs.
Planning Leadership Committee
Senior Program Officer
National Academies of Sciences
Director, Cultural Belonging & Social Ethos
American Society of Civil Engineers
Director, Engineering Design
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Steven A. Chisholm
VP Senior Chief Engineer
The Value Web
Director, Engineering Education and Outreach
Senior Director, Programs and Scholarships
Gretal Leibnitz, Ph.D.
Amplifying the Alliance to Catalyze Change for Equity in STEM Success (ACCESS+)
Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity, University of Washington
Karl Reid, Ed.D.
National Society of Black Engineers
iWME is made possible by The NSF INCLUDES National Network
NSF INCLUDES is one of the NSF 10 Big Ideas. The Big Ideas represent unique opportunities to position the United States at the cutting edge of global science and engineering leadership through pioneering research and enabling activities.
The NSF INCLUDES National Network brings together the power of many to strengthen STEM equity.