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

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:

  • Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC)
  • Student Design Competition (SDC)
  • Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D Challenge (IAM3D)
  • New 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.”


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Introducing ASME E-Fest Digital! Since we couldn't hold our E-Fest North & South events in-person, we've pivoted to an entirely virtual (and free!) event for engineering students and early career engineers worldwide. Join us on April 25, 2020 via the ASME E-Fests YouTube channel for sessions, competitions, live chatting, prizes and more! 

Engineers are social butterflies too! Show us some love on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by following us @efestsasme to get the latest updates on E-Fest programs, speakers, articles, videos and more.


E-Fest Asia Pacific

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

E-Fest Digital

April 25, 2020
ASME E-Fests YouTube Channel
Virtual, Global

E-Fest North

April 3-5, 2020
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan, USA

E-Fest South

April 24-26, 2020
Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter
Perry, Georgia, USA

E-Fest South America

August 8-10, 2019
Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
Lima, Peru