Lassonde hosts 2018 CSME International Congress

The 2018 CSME International Congress hosted by the Lassonde School of Engineering will take place at the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence at York University’s Keele Campus. The congress, which began May 27, will continue until May 30.

The Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence at York University

The CSME International Congress will take place at the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence at York University

The CSME International Congress is the flagship gathering of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering. The purpose of the congress is to facilitate networking, as well as to disseminate research results and new technologies among universities, industry, government agencies and R&D laboratories.

The four-day conference features an extensive technical program with 12 symposiums. Nearly 230 papers will be presented demonstrating the scope of today’s mechanical engineering research.

The conference program features a number of distinguished plenary speakers: Professor Erasmo Carrera, Politecnico di Torino; Professor James Riley, University of Washington; Professor Catharine C. Marsden, Concordia University; Professor David Sinton, University of Toronto; Cari Whyne, senior scientist, physical sciences, Holland Musculoskeletal Research Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; and Professor George Zhu, York University.

In addition, there are five symposia keynote speakers: Professor Marc Rosen, University of Ontario Institute of Technology; Professor Jörg Worlitschek, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts, Switzerland; Professor Jianbo Zhang, Tsinghua University; Professor Zengtao Chen, University of Alberta; and Professor Dominik Barz, Queen’s University.

Other technical activities include the NSERC Information Session and Workshop, various sponsor presentations, the CSME Student Design Competition, and the CSME Student Paper Competition.

Two special panel presentations will focus on “Celebrating Women’s Leadership in Mechanical Engineering” and “Towards Mechanical Engineering as the Leader in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI).”

For more information, visit the 2018 CSME International Congress website.

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