ASME E-Fests®

Innovate. Create. Compete. Celebrate. 


About ASME Engineering Festivals® & EFx Events

ASME Engineering Festivals® (or E-Fests):  join students and young engineers from around world in a DIGITAL environment to ignite innovation, build resumes, meet with potential employers, participate in stimulating digital competitions, jumpstart careers and most importantly, celebrate engineering!  E-Fests include our two signature all virtual events:  E-Fest Careers and E-Fest Digital.

ASME EFx® events bring excitement and enthusiasm to your local community with smaller scale, IN-PERSON thematic events hosted by you. EFx events provide a forum for students and early career engineers to share technical programming, career and professional development content, competitions, social and networking activities and much more.

  • 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 are both all virtual (held at E-Fest Digital) or in-person (held at EFx events). 

All Virtual Competitions include:

  • Extended Reality Challenge:  Lunar Lander
  • Extended Reality Challenge:  Autonomous Racing
  • Extended Reality Challenge:  Sustainability Innovations for Ocean Cleanup, sponsored by Autodesk
  • Technical Digital Poster Competition, sponsored by the ASME Old Guard Committee

In-Person Competitions:

  • e-Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (e-HPVC)
  • Student Design Competition (SDC), sponsored by Boeing
  • Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D Challenge (IAM3D®), sponsored by Altair
  • 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.

“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. Hear their stories, ask questions and build your resume!

“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 near and far. 

“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.”


Show your ASME Student Section pride and get some merchandise from the ASME Store!  We have a whole section dedicated to Student Sections.

Host your own EFx event on your campus!  Visit the EFx page for more information.  



August 3, 2024
Assam, India


August 24, 2024
Kerala, India

E-Fest Careers 2024 - Save the Date!

September 21, 2024
Virtual, Digital

EFx Kansas University - Save the Date!

October 4-5, 2024
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas, USA

Creating Lightweight Optimized Designs Webinar - sponsored by Altair - View On-Demand

November 6, 2023
View On-Demand (speaker - Payal Pawar)
Digital, Global

Creating Lightweight Optimized Designs Webinar - sponsored by Altair - View On-Demand

November 8, 2023
View On-Demand (speaker - Erik Larson)
Global, Digital