Look out for these Siemens speakers at the 2024 ASEE Annual Conference 

By Clare Hong

The Siemens Global Academic Team is excited to join the upcoming annual conference on “The Future of Engineering Education.” Happening from June 23-26, this four-day event is the largest gathering of engineering educators in the U.S., hosted by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) in Portland, Oregon.  

As the leading collaborator between academia and industry, Siemens addresses the rising demand for advanced manufacturing, engineering and computing skills in the digital era. Join us at our speaker events during the conference to learn how Siemens is nurturing a future workforce with a digital mindset through innovation and strategic partnerships, while also providing opportunities to network with Siemens professionals. 

In addition to speaker events, prepare for networking opportunities at a career fair with institutions like Siemens Digital Industries Software, Tufts University and Virginia Tech, catering to students, postdocs, professors and graduates seeking academic or private sector roles. 

Keep an eye out for the specific events that Siemens will present in: 

When every job is a climate job: The role of engineering education 

June 25, 2024, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 

Discover how the corporate world is addressing sustainability needs through panels featuring speakers from Microsoft and Siemens––including our Product Marketing Manager Roth Chan. These speakers will provide insights into macro climate trends impacting industry hiring demands, as well as collaboration between industry and higher education to prepare engineering students for future challenges. 

Aligning industry, educators and policymakers to develop the skilled technical workforce for industry 4.0 

June 25, 2024, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM  

Our Global Enablement Lead, Janelle Simmonds, will join a panel of leaders following a summit of educators, policymakers and industry professionals collaborating to address the workforce’s needs in Industry 4.0. This session will disseminate key findings and the developed action plan, focusing on policy recommendations and actions tailored for universities, community colleges and major employers in the engineering and technical fields.   

Fostering cross-collaboration in education and industry 

June 23, 2024, 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM 

In today’s rapidly evolving landscape, fostering collaboration between academia and industry is crucial for innovation and preparing the future workforce. Led by Shannon O’Donnell and Janelle Simmonds, global leads for Siemens Digital Industries’ Software academic program, this workshop aims to equip engineering educators, administrators and industry representatives with actionable strategies to cultivate a culture of collaboration and forge meaningful partnerships. 

Design thread shining a spotlight on the “E” in STEM 

June 22, 2024, 8:30 AM TO 10:00 AM 

Prior to the official start of the conference, educators in PreK-12 can attend the teacher conference on Saturday, June 22 to explore this year’s theme: “Increasing and diversifying access to STEM.”  

Through Siemens’ Hour of Engineering, our Director of STEM Programs Elizabeth Simpson will demonstrate how educators can integrate online learning with hands-on offline activities suitable for all students. By actively participating in the activities, teachers can identify optimal individual or group tasks and create an implementation plan to apply methods in their classrooms.  

There’s still time to register for the conference. All members and nonmembers of ASEE––students, educators and professionals––can register here. If attending, check out the Siemens booth on site.  

For students seeking academic-industry opportunities, explore Siemens’ efforts in advancing education and industry partnerships through its new micro-credential program with the University of Colorado Boulder. 

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