ASME E-Fests®

Innovate. Create. Compete. Celebrate. 


About ASME Engineering Festivals®

ASME Engineering Festivals® (or E-Fests) are way more than just a series of events. They're a movement driven by engineering students, like YOU, that has gained force globally. We invite you to join thousands of students from around world to ignite innovation, build your resume, meet with potential employers, participate in stimulating competitions, jumpstart your career and most importantly, celebrate engineering!

  • Engineering Competitions
  • Lightning Talks
  • Career Advice + Mentoring
  • Interactive Workshops and Sessions
  • Entertainment and Fun

Engineering Competitions

IMPORTANT: Please read this information about ASME 2021 E-Fest Competitions.

Go beyond the classroom or laboratory and put engineering design principles to the test by applying them in ASME Student Competitions (enter as an individual or a team!) Competitions include:

  • NEW!  Environmental Systems Engineering Division Competition
  • Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC)
  • Student Design Competition (SDC)
  • Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D Challenge (IAM3D)
  • Elevator Pitch Competition (sponsored by the ASME Old Guard Committee)
  • Oral Competition (sponsored by the ASME Old Guard Committee)


Technology and Innovation Lightning Talks

These short but impactful talks delivered by pioneers in the industry, focus on cutting edge technologies and innovations that affect the field of engineering. Find out how organizations are adapting to these emerging technologies and what they’ve learned to improve their businesses. You'll also have a chance to meet our speakers and get your burning questions answered at informal networking breaks throughout the three-day event.

“I really enjoyed the speakers. They inspired me to stick to my difficult courses and expand my vision for what I can do with engineering.”

“The industry connections were the best part [of E-Fest] for me.”

Career Advice + Mentoring

Practicing engineers in today’s workforce give you the low down on what it’s actually like working as an engineer post-grad. Plus, meet with potential employers from industry leading companies that are looking for bright engineers like you to join their organization.

“I enjoyed the opportunity to connect with business leaders that could someday be the deciding factor between myself and a job.”

"The best part of E-Fest was learning from professionals in industry.”

“I really enjoyed the presenters at the first lunch meeting, they inspired to be more productive, and keep pushing in the direction I want.”

Interactive Workshops and Sessions

Build your resume and skill set by participating in collaborative workshops that include hands-on software demos and professional development sessions designed to help you navigate the early stages of your career and excel as a new engineer!

“I was exposed to three CAD software programs that I wasn't aware of before.”

“The keynote speakers and presentations that were given helped in my professional and technical development.”

“The software workshops were the most interactive and helpful.”

Entertainment and Fun

Celebrate engineering by mixing and mingling with your peers from universities near and far. There’s entertainment (a concert or performance), social activities and ice breakers, plus plenty of tasty food.

“Meeting other competitors and engineering students was fantastic.  Being in the same room as so many creators helped inspire me to work harder and innovate more for next year.”

“I think the best thing about E-Fest is that it brought so many different schools together, and it provided the students with the opportunity to socialize with each other. It was cool to see how the curriculum is applied all across the nation.”

"The Social Events were great!”

“The best part of E-Fest was the exciting atmosphere and energetic attitudes from everyone involved.”


Join us on Saturday, November 7, 2020 for ASME's first E-Fest Careers 2020 virtual event! More information on registration and event agenda is coming soon, so be sure to check back for updates. 

IMPORTANT: There have been some changes to ASME E-Fests® in 2021. Please read this information regarding the ASME 2021 E-Fest Competitions.

ASME E-Fest Digital 2021 is coming soon!  Join us on Saturday, April 24, 2021 for sessions, competitions, live chatting, prizes and more! 

NEW VIDEO: See a video clip from the 2018 HPVC E-Fest South America Venezuela Team along with an interview to learn more about what's happening with the team now!

If you missed our Student & Early Career Town Hall on September 17th, you can view the recording on our YourTube channel to learn about ASME student and early career activities over the next year.


Oral Competition & Human Powered Vehicle Competition - Webinar

October 23, 2020
Zoom Webinar, 12 pm - 1 pm ET
Virtual, Global

E-Fest Careers 2020

November 7, 2020
Virtual, Global

Elevator Pitch Competition & IAM3D Competition - Webinar

November 13, 2020
Zoom Webinar, 12 pm - 1 pm ET
Virtual, Global

ASME Environmental Systems Division Oral Competition & Student Design Competition

December 4, 2020
Zoom Webinar, 12 pm - 1 pm ET
Virtual, Global

E-Fest Digital

April 24, 2021
Virtual, Global

Student & Early Career Town Hall

February 4, 2021
Virtual; 12 pm - 1:15 pm ET
Zoom Webinar, USA

Student & Early Career Town Hall - YouTube Recording

September 17, 2020
YouTube Recording, USA

E-Fest Asia Pacific

February 28 – March 1, 2020
Marwadi University
Rajkot, India