ASEM - American Society for Engineering Management

ASEM 2017

Board of Directors

Sebastian Berven
Blake Casagranda
Jena Jadallah
Ivan Jimenez
Kendall Monson
Faculty Advisor:  Peter McKenny

Mission Statement:  The American Society for Engineering Management brings together the technological savvy of engineering design, along with the business, administrative, and organizational skills of management in order to execute a project from conception to completion. The Gonzaga chapter's main goal is to get students exposed and prepared to succeed in the engineering industry in its entirety, rather than focusing purely upon design work. Collaboration across all disciplines in the engineering industry is paramount to innovative solutions to difficult problems.  ASEM highly encourages each one of our members to collaborate with the other clubs on campus and their projects to help implement managerial tactics and technical skills.

Annual Report:  In the 2016-2017 academic year, ASEM has been involved in a variety of activities intended to introduce engineering management students to local businesses and engineering firms. This allows them to obtain contacts in the industry and can highlight the importance of managers that are more familiar with the concepts behind the projects they’re managing than those with a strictly business background. These trips have included outings to the McKinstry engineering facility, as well as Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories. In addition to aiding Gonzaga engineers, ASEM members traveled to the local Roosevelt Elementary School to attend their Science Night and help interest more underage children in STEM fields. In the next year, ASEM is looking to expand its membership and campus presence to highlight to other engineers the importance of business and the utility of an engineering management degree, so we are hosting a BBQ for incoming freshmen at the start of next year and are planning many more outings to spark more student interest in the program.