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American Society for Engineering Management
The society that speaks for the engineering management profession across the world.
The society that speaks for the engineering management profession across the world.


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Special Edition Practice Periodical Featuring ASEM Students!

You may have noticed that a call went out in the most recent eNews to gather updates and activities from ASEM Student Chapters and IAC Student Team Competition members. This special edition of the Practice Periodical celebrates their recent experiences, plans for the upcoming year and anything else they wished to share. The format was intentionally left to the students.

Four student organizations stepped forward and their work is featured here. Please join me in thanking the students and advisors from Gonzaga University, Saint Cloud State University, the U.S. Military Academy with Stevens Institute of Technology and Western Michigan University.

There's no need to wait for a call. Anytime that you wish to highlight your students is a good time to share your news! Feel free to reach out to or to submit your stories and photos.

Thank you to everyone for their contributions and to the ASEM Communications team (Annmarie Uliano, Teresa Jurgens-Kowal, NPDP, PMP and Patrick Sweet) for their tireless help in sharing the news in the best way possible!
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ASEM's Fall Tour!

One of the strategic initiatives the society is exploring involves establishing and building relationships with other professional societies. We have taken steps in this direction over the past few of months with an ASEM presence at other engineering management related events.

You can find ASEM next in Pittsburgh (PA) on October 28-30 at the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting

Teresa Jurgens-Kowal, NPDP, PMP (ASEM's South Central Regional Director), Tricia Simo Kush, CSM, CPEM and Patrick Kush have volunteered to attend these events, staff our booth, and promote ASEM membership, the Society's products and more to the attendees. If you plan to be at the annual meeting, please look for our exhibitor booth and stop by. Teresa, Trish and Patrick look forward to chatting with you.

#ASEMforward #ChemE #AIChEAnnual
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Innovation and Technology Management for the Business Savvy Engineer

"Innovation is comprised of several areas of technical expertise and of engineering management practice. Innovation starts with the organization’s strategy to provide a mission for R&D teams, developers, and design engineers. As described in Sections 8.2 and 8.3 of the EMBOK, companies are striving for higher levels of innovation to deliver product and process improvements faster due to pressures from globalization and rapid technology advances. Industries are being disrupted by low-cost competitors as well as alternative products and services that previously didn’t exist."

Read the entire post at the ASEM website:
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The latest ASEM Practice Periodical is available via PDF at the ASEM website!

This month's Practice Periodical opens with a very thoughtful letter that
member Jiong Shen agreed to share with all readers. Also featured are two
terrific book reviews, one from Teresa Jurgens-Kowal (ASEM's South Central
Regional Director) and the other from Don Kennedy (ASEM Fellow), details on
how to access EMJ articles and the ASEM Election results. Patrick Kush (ASEM's Professional Membership Director) provides an update on the
summer of ASEM member outreach. Hiral Shah (ASEM’s Publication Lead and EMBoK Editor) also delivers an update on the next edition of the EMBoK.
Guest contributions to this issue include great management advice
from Catherine Andrews (writer/blogger), a peek into management’s view of
multitasking from Johanna Rothman (owner of Rothman Consulting Group, Inc) and a second installment on innovation from Bruce Vojak (Managing Director of Breakthrough Advisors, LLC). I am grateful for all submissions; feel free to contact me if you or someone you know is interested in contributing to a future issue.
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Subject: Special Conference Room Rates are Expiring September 14!

Visit ASEM International Annual Conference 2018 to secure your reservations at The Coeur d'Alene Resort by September 14.

For those who prefer calling to make their reservations, please call 800-688-5253, ask for special 'ASEM18', and one of their reservation agents will be able to assist you in finalizing your accommodations.

The 2018 IAC Schedule is at Register to attend the IAC

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Domain 7: Marketing and Sales Management in Engineering Organizations

"For many, marketing and sales seems like it would be far outside the scope of what an engineer would care about – even an engineering manager. However, that’s not really the case. Engineers everywhere are involved in activities traditionally reserved for marketing and sales people. Figuring out how to meet a customer’s needs, helping convince a prospective customer to choose a product or service, and developing spec sheets for a conference are all marketing and sales activities that engineers are routinely involved in."

It's the latest installment in the EMBoK Blog series and it's available at the ASEM website. My thanks are extended to Patrick Sweet and Teresa Jurgens-Kowal, NPDP, PMP for their contributions to this informative series!
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Register now for ASEM's 2018 International Annual Conference

~ 31 March through 27 August 2018 ~
(NOTE: Discount ends Monday August 27th!)


Make plans now to join us in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho for the 2018 IAC! The theme this year is "Bridging the Gap Between Engineering and Business", and will be hosted by the University of Idaho at the Coeur d'Alene Resort and Conference Center.

To register for the conference visit

While at the IAC, you will want to be close to the action and stay at the conference venue. Please visit for more information, and to secure your room for a great rate!
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The Foundations of Quality: Being a Business-Savvy Engineer

"I am currently in the market for a new car. One of the first characteristics that I can list is that I want the vehicle to be of high quality. But, what, exactly, does “quality” mean? Domain 6 of the Engineering Management Body of Knowledge (EMBOK, 4th edition) teaches us about quality as well as operations and supply chain management."

Read more at; thank you, Teresa, for another terrific post!
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Congratulations to the 2018 Engineering Manager of the Year!

Naga Chandrasekaran is process R&D senior vice president at Micron Technology. Dr. Chandrasekaran leads process, materials, and equipment technology development and supplier roadmap development efforts for all memory and non-memory products. He also manages corporate characterization labs and R&D fabrication operations at Micron’s headquarters in Boise, Idaho.

In 2001, he joined Micron as a CMP development engineer and has since held positions of increasing responsibility in process development across multiple R&D process areas, leading manufacturing and technology transfer efforts, integration of new business units, and development of solar, LED and display technology. From 2007–2008, he also served as fab engineering manager for IM Flash, Singapore Operations. Find out more at:
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Academic Sponsorship Bundles Available Now!

Now is the time to reserve your Academic Sponsorship Bundle for the International Annual Conference in Coeur d’Alene! Now is the time for academic programs to support ASEM and highlight your academic program. The bundle includes the following benefits for $1,000:

Logo on International Annual Conference (IAC) website with link to program for full year
Logo in the conference booklet
University banner displayed at conference (sponsor provides 3'x5' banner)
Recognition signage at the opening reception
Program table provided for recruitment, literature, etc.
Literature inserted in welcome bag

Please check the conference sponsorship page ( for other options or contact us with questions: .
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