Reinventing the Future
Equity in Engineering.
Sustainability for the World.
Imagine a different future, where a diverse and equitable engineering community is inspired and equipped to build a sustainable future for everyone. Join us for this milestone event, where we celebrate our progress and embrace the promise of a more equitable and sustainable future.
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April 27, 2023
6 pm – 10 pm
Master of Ceremonies
with the ASME Fitzroy Medal
The Willard InterContinental
1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Please consider the following nearby hotels:
The St. Regis
Grand Hyatt Washington
InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf
The Madison Hotel
A room block is available at the Willard InterContinental. Please contact Jennifer Campbell for more information.
Valet parking / self parking in the garage is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Cocktails & ASME’s Innovator Experience | 6 pm – 7 pm
Dinner | 7 pm – 8 pm
Main Program & Award Ceremony | 8 pm – 9 pm
Dessert & Networking | 9 pm – 10 pm
Frank C. Adamek, P.E.
Chair, ASME Foundation Board
President & CEO, United Way, National Capital Area
Director, Engineering Global Development, ASME
Rev. Shavon Arline-Bradley
President & CEO, National Council of Negro Women, Inc.
Dr. Oscar Barton, P.E.
Dean, Morgan State University, College of Engineering; Member, ASME Foundation Board
Michelle D. Bernard, Esq.
President & CEO, The Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy
Nicole A. Bernard, Esq.
Senior EVP, Mandarin/Wolf Entertainment
Senior Vice President, Technical Services, ComEd; Member, Campaign Cabinet
Dr. Gwendolyn E. Boyd
Engineer, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (ret); Former President, Alabama State University; Member, ASME Campaign Cabinet
Director, Diversity and Volunteer Training, ASME
Commissioner William Clyburn, Jr.
Principal, Clyburn Consulting, LLC
Dr. Carol Dahl
Former Executive Director, The Lemelson Foundation; Member, Campaign Cabinet
Dr. Aprille Ericsson
New Business Lead, Instrument Systems and Technology Division (STD), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
News Anchor, WUSA-TV
Dr. Johney Green, Jr.
Associate Laboratory Director, Mechanical and Thermal Engineering Sciences, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Rev. Dr. Michele V. Hagans
President & Chief Executive Officer, Fort Lincoln New Town Corporation
Founder & CEO, Energy Audits and Green Solutions, LLC
Dr. Tequila A.L. Harris
DEI Chair Fellow, Associate Professor, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech
Managing Director, Global Public Affairs, ASME
Hon. Alexis M. Herman
23rd U.S. Secretary of Labor
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III
President Emeritus, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Sundiata “Sunji" Jangha
Director of Pipeline Programs, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Dr. Calvin Mackie
President & CEO, STEM NOLA
William D. Magwood, IV
Former Commissioner, United States Regulatory Commission; Member, Campaign Cabinet
Camelia Mazard, Esq.
Partner Doyle, Barlow & Mazard, PLLC
Dr. Victor McCrary
NSB Vice Chair, Vice President for Research and Graduate Programs, Professor of Chemistry, University of the District of Columbia
Karen J. Ohland
Associate Director, Finance & Operations (Princeton University Art Museum) 141st President, ASME
Thomas D. Pestorius
Member, ASME Philanthropy Committee & Campaign Cabinet, President & CEO H&P Incorporated (retired)
K. Keith Roe, P.E.
Chair, ASME Philanthropy Committee & Campaign Cabinet, Chairman & CEO, Burns & Roe Enterprises (retired)
Derrick E. Scott
Former Executive Director – MI/LSAMP and Former Minority Engineering Program Director, University of Michigan (retired)
Dr. Carmen Sidbury
Senior Director for Research & Development, National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
Dr. Sonya Smith
Professor, Howard University, College of Engineering, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering; Member, ASME Foundation Board
Dr. Lydia W. Thomas
Former President & Chief Executive Officer, Noblis
Michelle A. Wilson
President, Rock Creek Business Systems
Through education that inspires, helping young people pursue careers that matter, to nurturing ideas that innovate, the ASME Foundation opens the world of engineering to diverse young people who will transform the world. We are helping to build a more equitable and sustainable future.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a professional association that promotes the art, science, and practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe via continuing education, training and professional development, codes and standards, research, conferences and publication, government relations, and more.
Sustainability for the World
We believe the future depends on sustainability. Climate change and sustainable development are the paramount challenges of our time. Through our philanthropic programs that address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the ASME Foundation is working to mobilize a global ecosystem of engineers to innovate a sustainable world.
Equity in Engineering
We believe diversity drives innovation. Building a sustainable world demands that we harness the talent and creativity of the full spectrum of humanity. Only a diverse, equitable, and inclusive engineering profession can meet the sustainability challenge, so the ASME Foundation is working to double the number of women and other underrepresented minorities in engineering by 2030.