We will all agree that 2020 was defined by the covid-19 pandemic that shook the whole world.
For our community this pandemic meant cancellation of internships and studies abroad, loosing jobs for some of our alumni and review of professional and travel plans for others, no offline gatherings and a lot of ideas - realized and not - for online events!
What else did 2020 bring to AFAM, our school and our community?
First time gathering for our Atlanta group to celebrate Epiphany
14 years of Cordée de la Réussite celebrated on Angers campus
French Americans Innovation Days (FAID) Conference took place in College Station, TX
AFAM community manager went to NYC to meet NYC-based gadz
Lockdown and shelter in place: Arts et Metiers students and alumni in France and the US and the school are affected
AFAM board election was announced. Call for candidates.
First online apero for gadz based in the US was organized
Several initiatives relative to Covid-19 are launched: visors fabrication, 3D Covid project, cooperation with Bouchard hospital, GARAS etc.
Laval Virtual is held online
A new research master " Advanced Manufacturing and materials Science" launched in partnership with Texas A&M University (TAMU) on Aix-en-Provence campus
3 Arts et Metiers engineering students obtained gold medals in regional WorldSkills competition
Arts et Metiers activity report 2019 is online
First offline gathering in New York after the lockdown
Reveille ton Etoile, workshop organized by la SOCE, West Coast group and gadz group of Canada
International Thursdays took place for Lille students in October and November
Gadz stories #1 (aerospace), first online thematic event, organized by West Coast group and AFAM
Online welcome chat for parcours US students organized by AFAM
Arts et Metiers Magazine celebrates its 100th anniversary
New HydroGadz team is created
Arts et Metiers TV: in search of partnerships
Happy new 2021 to all our community!