The Application Window for 2023-2024 has closed.
Applications will begin being accepted for the 2024-2025 Program year in January of 2024.
Welcome to the home of the Petroleum Division's Student L.E.A.D. Program. L.E.A.D. is an ASME Volunteer run program designed to provide leadership, education and development opportunities for student engineers looking to set themselves apart from the pack. Our volunteers, or Mentors, strive to provide a program that is rich in experience, knowledge, networking and teambuilding opportunities. This program is fully funded by the Petroleum Division of ASME. To learn more about our sponsoring division, read more below... Or use the toolbar overhead to navigate through the site to learn more about the program, if you qualify and how to apply! Thank you for visiting!
to our 2023-2024 Cohort!
You can find some popular topics below to help you learn more about the L.E.A.D. program, or click on one of the options from the toolbar at the top of the page. If you ever have a question, just use the Contact feature and send us a quick note. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Who should apply?
Student Engineers! Preference is given to mechanical engineers, but we will also accept applications from Petroleum, Chemical, and Electrical engineers. Ideally students will have completed their freshman year of college and completed an engineering course or two. We accept applications from Sophomore through PhD level students. Exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis. Apply today!
Each program cycle is a 7-month time commitment that includes two face-to-face meetings as well as monthly zoom calls with your teams. One meeting in the Fall (Oct/Nov), one meeting in April. The meetings are organized to run like business meetings with experienced speakers, offsite industry tours, team building, a semester project, and peer/mentor networking opportunities.
What's the cost?
The L.E.A.D. Student Program is fully funded by the Petroleum Division of ASME. This means ASME covers the cost of travel, hotel and all food and transportation while you are on ASME business. ASME will reimburse each student for their expenses after the duration of each trip.