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Leading Engineers, Impact Investors, Scholars and Social Entrepreneurs Convene Dec. 3-4 to Cultivate and Accelerate Engineering Driving Positive Social Change

Parul Dubey on October 20, 2020 - in Announcement, Events

ASME’s 4th annual Impact.Engineered forum includes speakers from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, BlackRock, New Lab, The Lemelson Foundation,  Siemens Stiftung, the United Nations, World Bank, and Top Engineering Universities

NEW YORK – With a commitment to positively impact underserved communities with engineered solutions to social and environmental issues, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)’s Engineering for Change (E4C) will host the fourth annual Impact.Engineered forum, a virtual event and networking experience, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 3-4, 2020.

The only event that recognizes and amplifies the role of engineers in solving global challenges, Impact.Engineered offers participants the opportunity to meet and learn from engineers, social entrepreneurs, multilateral agencies, impact investors, industry leaders, and rising stars who are shaping the future of business and engineering. The two-day program includes a full roster of thought-leading speakers, interactive workshops and presentations, a technology showcase, and awards reception.

The program focuses on “partnerships advancing the decade of action,” in recognition of the 2030 target for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and acknowledging that global challenges from climate change to COVID-19 and mass migration require technical solutions, infrastructure and public leadership to drive implementation. The virtual format creates new opportunities to connect with E4C’s global audience of more than 1,000,000 innovators. Visit the agenda for updates as details are confirmed.

Impact.Engineered Awards will recognize “the best of the best” across several categories, including “Connecting the Unconnected,” “Hardware Trailblazer,” “Industry Driving Social Impact,” “Rising Star,” and “Women Leading Technology and Impact.”

Impact.Engineered will also honor the important contributions of this year’s nine ASME Innovation Showcase (ISHOW) winners and two Innovate for Impact: Siemens Design Challenge winners, who will exhibit their inventions for social good in the Tech Gallery.

“The change agents and thought leaders who participate in Impact.Engineering are truly inspiring in their commitment to improve the quality of life for people around the world,” says ASME Executive Director/CEO Tom Costabile, who will deliver opening remarks at the event. “ASME shares their belief that engineering and technological innovation can help solve many challenges for humankind and our planet.”

Impact.Engineered is made possible by sponsor United Engineering Foundation, program partners including Engineering Change Lab USA, Futureworks NYC Incubator, The Resolution Project, SecondMuse, Siemens Stiftung, and Wingu, and academic partners Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, Cornell Tech, Lehigh University Office of Creative Inquiry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge, New York University Tandon School of Engineering, and University of Colorado Boulder Mortenson Center in Global Engineering.

For more information, visit impact-engineered.org.

About Engineering for Change (E4C)

Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, Engineering for Change (E4C) is a knowledge organization dedicated to preparing, educating, and activating the international engineering workforce to improve the quality of life of underserved communities worldwide. E4C provides access to resources, talent and platforms that accelerate the development of impactful solutions and infuse engineering rigor into global development. Our diverse, global community of more than one million people comprises engineers, technologists, social entrepreneurs, and development practitioners.

Jointly founded by ASME and other leading engineering societies, E4C has attracted the support of a variety of partners and sponsors ranging from industry, academia, non-profits and multilateral organizations, and corporations including Siemens. @Engineer4Change


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.  For more information, visit www.asme.org

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