ASME E-Fests

Innovate. Create. Compete. Celebrate.


About ASME E-Fests™

E-Fests, or engineering festivals, are way more than just a series of events. It’s a movement driven by engineering students that has gained force globally. These year-round programs empower engineering students like you to ignite innovation, build your resume, expand your knowledge, 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)
  • Old Guard Oral and Technical Poster Competition

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.”


Meet Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media during a Powerhouse Keynote Panel Session at E-Fest West! 
E-Fest student competitions are sure to put your engineering skills to the test (in real life challenges!) and unleash your inner competitor.  View all E-Fest competitions and get involved today!
Engineers are social butterflies too! Show us some love on Instagram and Twitter by following us @efestsasme to get the latest updates on E-Fest programs, speakers, articles, videos and more.
The E-Fest East preliminary program is now available (subject to change). View sessions, speakers and exciting activities.

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E-Fest Asia Pacific

March 16-18, 2018
Delhi Technological University
Delhi, India

E-Fest West

March 23-25, 2018
Pomona, California, USA

E-Fest East

April 13-15, 2018
Penn State
University Park, State College, PA, USA

E-Fest South America

July 27-29, 2018
University Coming Soon
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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ASME Event Program Management
Brandy Smith
ASME Event Logistics
Phyllis Klasky
ASME Student Competitions Manager
Mayowa Osinubi
ASME Sponsorship & Exhibitor Sales
Greg Valero

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