The ASME International Mechanical Engineering Education Leadership Summit (MEED), which launched in 1989, is the only conference specifically for mechanical engineering Chairs/Deans/Department Heads that addresses issues affecting the current and future state of engineering education. Join educators, industry, government and ASME representatives to network, foster partnerships and share ideas for effective educational initiatives to prepare students to enter the workforce post-graduation.
As the engineering field becomes more competitive and is increasingly affected by new technology and the 4th Industrial Revolution, it is crucial that mechanical engineering department Heads/Chairs/Deans are developing curriculums that are relevant, up-to-date and include application-based courses that will translate into practical experience for ME students entering the workforce. MEED attendees will gain valuable insight and feedback from industry and government representatives on the pain points and trends in the ME industry so they can make the necessary changes to their curricula. This will allow faculty to teach the required skills/information that the ME workforce deems necessary for entry-level job-seekers to be successful as they enter the profession. MEED also provides a forum where ME department Heads, Chairs and Deans from many institutions across the country come together to discuss challenges they are currently facing at their own universities and hear from Deans who are driving change.
"MEED offers the ultimate networking opportunity for ME Department Heads. Learning how leaders within ME education are driving change within their departments and integrating new technology and software programs into their curriculums is priceless." – Nadir Yilmaz, Professor/Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering at Howard University
Director, Engineering Education and Outreach
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Professor and Department Chair
Penn State Berks
Oscar Barton, Jr.
The Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering