NAFEMS acquired the activities and assets of the ASSESS Initiative in June 2022. The ASSESS Initiative will continue as a self-contained thought leadership effort focusing on “The Future of Engineering Simulation” under the overall NAFEMS umbrella.
The activities of NAFEMS and ASSESS have always been very complementary. Bringing the two organisations together will see the ASSESS activities benefit from the infrastructure, experience, knowledge, reputation, and network that NAFEMS has built over the past nearly 40 years, and NAFEMS will benefit from further extending its longer-term view of engineering simulation.
The ASSESS Initiative will act as a part of NAFEMS with an expanded vision: “To lead every aspect of engineering simulation toward a more valuable and accessible future in the medium to long-term, leveraging the expertise and knowledge of top-level figures in industry, government, and academia.”
ASSESS will have the autonomy to chart its own course, make independent recommendations, and decide on which initiatives to pursue. Joe Walsh, ASSESS founder, will continue to lead the initiative under the auspices of NAFEMS. The expectation is that ASSESS activities will continue, only bigger, better, and bolder because of the support and assistance of NAFEMS.
Tim Morris, NAFEMS CEO, and Joe Walsh will discuss the reasoning behind the acquisition and the path forward for the ASSESS Initiative as part of NAFEMS.
|Morris. T Walsh. J
|18th August 2022
|NAFEMS ASSESS Initiative