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REINVENTING
THE FUTURE

Diversity Driving Innovation​

The ASME Foundation’s second annual celebration of our progress toward equity in engineering. Proceeds of this fundraiser benefit ASME’s Campaign for Next Generation Engineers in support of our programs in engineering education, early-career resources, and support for breakthrough innovations. 

Capitol Crossing
200 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Thursday, March 21, 2024

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Capitol Crossing
200 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Thursday, March 21, 2024

6:00pm – 9:00pm

This Year’s Honoree

Dr. Oscar Barton, Jr.

Ph.D., P.E., F.ASME

Recipient of the 2024 Edwin F. Church Medal

Dr. Oscar Barton, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., F.ASME is Dean of the Morgan State University Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering, an ASME Fellow, and a member of the ASME Foundation Board of Directors. After earning a doctorate in Applied Mechanics from Howard University, he served for 22 years on the faculty of the United States Naval Academy and authored over 60 articles and publications. ASME is honored to recognize Dr. Barton with the 2024 Edwin F. Church Medal for his distinguished service advancing mechanical engineering education.

The ASME Foundation is proud to launch the Dr. Oscar Barton, Jr., Endowed Scholarship Fund. Fueled by directed donations to ASME’s Campaign for Next Generation Engineers, the Barton Scholarship will broaden participation in engineering of those in underrepresented communities, particularly male students, entering a four-year engineering program from a Community College.

Donate by selecting Dr. Oscar Barton, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund from the pull-down menu.
Keynote Speaker
Dr. Gregory Washington

President, George Mason University

Gregory Washington became Mason’s eighth president on July 1, 2020, taking leadership of the largest and most diverse public university in Virginia, a Carnegie Tier 1 research institution, and a beacon of access for students of all backgrounds. During his first year at Mason, student enrollment grew by 3.5% amid an average statewide decline of more than 8%. Sponsored research expenditures increased by 8% and Mason posted its third-highest fundraising year in the university’s history. In Spring 2021, Mason graduated its largest and most diverse class ever.

The Host Committee
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