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Mechanical engineering professors take part in annual American Society of Mechanical Engineers leadership summit

May 8, 2018
| By: Jennifer Reiley

PolycarpouDr. Andreas Polycarpou, head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, co-chaired a successful 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Education Leadership Summit as part of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in March.

The summit, held in in San Diego, California, focused on the themes of safety and security in mechanical engineering, specifically how they both apply to protection.

“Advances in technology–the internet, smart cars, smart cities–that have improved the lives of the average person must now ensure both safety and security as operating principles, bringing in the age of the digital mechanical engineer,” a summary of the summit’s theme stated.

Anand (1)Dr. N.K. Anand, the James M. and Ada Sutton Forsyth Professor, Regents Professor, executive associate dean of engineering and associate director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Texas A&M University, was a panelist for a discussion on various mechanical engineering partnerships ranging from government and industry to academia and nonprofits.

SrinivasaDr. Arun Srinivasa, Holdredge/Paul Professor in the department, also attended the summit as a panelist on a Safety and Security of Autonomous Systems discussion that was moderated by Polycarpou, who is also the James J. Cain Chair in Mechanical Engineering and the Meinhard H. Kotzebue '14 Professor. Srinivasa’s presentation was pedagogy, technology/flipped and educating future mechanical engineers.

Since 1989 the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Education Leadership Summit has brought together university, industry and government leaders to discuss issues in engineering education and research and to sharing latest business, management and curricular practices. Dr. Andreas Polycarpou, head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, co-chaired a successful 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Education Leadership Summit as part of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in March. Dr. N.K. Anand was a panelist for a discussion on various mechanical engineering partnerships ranging from government and industry to academia and nonprofits. Dr. Arun Srinivasa also attended the summit as a panelist on a Safety and Security of Autonomous Systems.

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