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ASME News is a resource for those who want to learn about the Society and the many interesting activities the organization and its members are involved in each year. ASME News contains news about Society-related events and programs, as well as special features and the Newsmakers section.

152 Scholarships Totaling $500,000 Awarded for 2021-22

The ASME Foundation awards more than $500,000 for 152 scholarships to outstanding mechanical engineering students. The awardees, announced at a virtual event held on August 25, was the largest-ever group of annual ASME scholarship recipients, representing the highest-ever funding amount.

In alignment with ASME’s commitment to championing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the engineering community, more than half of the scholarship recipients are women and members of underrepresented groups. Scholarship applications for the 2022 academic year start November 24 - February 17 (for undergraduate students); November 24 - March 3 (for graduate students) and December 1 – March 15 (for high school seniors).

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The ASME Virtual Career Fair – U.S., Early Registration Now Open
The ASME Virtual Career Fair – U.S. is brought to you by ASME membership and will take place on Tuesday November 16, 2021, from 3:00 - 6:00 PM EST.  Chat with hiring companies that are looking for MEs like you.  It only takes two minutes to register and it’s free to attend.  Upload your resume and don't miss your chance to advance your career and find your next ME opportunity.  Early registration allows recruiters to see your resume in advance and schedule live online chats with you at the event.
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Special Journal Issue on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Applications 
The ASME Journal of Medical Devices is currently accepting manuscripts for a special issue focusing on the topic “Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Applications (TERM).” Authors who are interested in having their manuscripts included in the special issue, to be published in September 2022, should submit their manuscripts by March 22, 2022.
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DOE Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee Meets to Discuss International Benchmarking Report
Last week, the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Basic Energy Sciences (BES) Advisory Committee met a new report that looks at how DOE research and facilities measure up against those of our competitor nations. The report’s findings were presented by subcommittee chair Cynthia Friend of the Kavli Foundation and vice chair Matthew Tirrell of the University of Chicago. As one of its key findings, the International Benchmarking Report found there is an overall downward trend in all research areas from 2010 to present.   
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In Case You Missed It: NSF Appoints New Head of the Division of Engineering Education and Centers with Focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Dr. José Zayas-Castro of the University of South Florida (USF) to serve as director for the Division of Engineering Education and Centers (EEC). The goal of the EEC is to invest in the nation’s engineers and support innovative technologies through investing in center-based research, research in education and inclusion, and research opportunities for students and teachers.
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