ASME to host virtual meeting on CAE, STEM outreach

SOUTHFIELD–The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Metro Detroit will host its virtual meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 25 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Speakers will be covering advancement in vehicle computer-aided engineering and automotive industry STEM outreach to youth to encourage a new generation of engineers.

Allison Collins, a materials engineer at Ford Motor Co., will address STEM outreach and diversity, including partnerships between professional societies, industry, and the Detroit school system.

Collins has worked as a polymer laboratory engineer, seat engineer, and safety test engineer at Ford, as well as serving with launch support for the 2020 Lincoln Aviator at Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant.

Jaret Villarreal, an engineer with Toyota Motor North America research and development, will speak on Toyota’s Ravigneaux Planetary Gear Device and the use of computer aided engineering tools for root cause analysis and design study.

Villarreal works in the advanced powertrain department for model-based development and computer aided engineering. His industrial experience involves projects for hybrid vehicles at Toyota.

To register for this free event, visit

Attendees will receive a one-hour professional education certificate upon request.

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