Please join ASME for the 2nd annual Increasing Women in Mechanical Engineering (iWME) conference. This conference, the only of its kind, aims to examine, challenge, and discuss engineering education practices and culture as key elements in increasing the number of women in mechanical engineering.
Last year’s conference focused on laying the groundwork for identifying the issues , current statistics on women in ME and MET, as well as the current climate and culture for retention and recruitment of ME and MET women in academia and industry. This year’s conference will focus on highlighting initiatives that have increased the number of women in their programs and discuss how these approaches can be implemented across other academic programs and in industry.
Join ASME and the NSF INCLUDES National Network as we engage leaders working on broadening participation in engineering, academic, industry, and nonprofit community.
2022 Keynote Speaker
Dr. Sonya Smith, President, WEPAN
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Planning Leadership Committee
The Value Web
Director, Engineering Education and Outreach
Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity, University of Washington
Director, Engineering Global Development
Director of Nuclear Codes and Standards
Director of Diversity and Volunteer Training
Senior Manager, Volunteer Leadership Development & Diversity
AWS (Amazon Web Services), Training & Certification Global Lead for Education Programs
Subject Matter Expert
Department of Defense,
Manager of the Thermal Sciences and Engineering Department
Sandia National Laboratories
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
S&C Project Engineer Advisor
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.