Official ASME Group

Florida West Coast Section

Welcome to the Florida West Coast Section of ASME! The Florida West Coast Chapter of ASME is committed to furthering the goals of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).


Wednesday April 12, 2017 from 5:30-8:00PM

Date: Wednesday April 12th, 2017
Time: 5:30-8:30 PM
Location: Florida Polytechnic University, 4700 Research Way, Lakeland FL 33805 

For the first time Central Florida Vibration Institute is teaming up with the student section of ASME at Florida Polytechnic University for a joint meeting. Featured below is the Supercomputer and Student Data Center. A high performance computing environment that includes a high-capacity student data center. The lab promotes and expands technology partnerships for education, research and career development by offering high-speed computing, information mapping, academic initiative computing, data digestion and interactive visualization interfaces. Just one of the many fascinating things here at campus.

5:30-5:45 PM Meet at Main Entrance, Registration
5:45-6:30 PM Dinner & Socializing
6:30-7:15 PM Where Will Vibrations Take You! Speaker: Tim Irwin Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems America7:15-8:00 PM Tour of Campus

Pricing & Registration
For this event, students are FREE! However, please email Elizabeth below for attendance purposes.
All others register with the link below; you do not need a PayPal account to register. Meeting Fee $15 
Last Day to Register is Monday April 7, 2017, meeting space is limited.

Thursday February 23, 2017

Engineering Week Banquet 2017

When: Thursday February 23, 2017 from 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST: Reception 4:30-6:30 pm: Banquet 6:30-9:00 pm

Where: TPepin's Hospitality Centre 4121 N. 50th Street Tampa, FL 33610

Join ASME Florida West Coast Section on Thursday, February 23, 2017 for Tampa Bay Engineer's Week Banquet. 

This premier event brings together local leader and engineering professionals to recognize the outstanding achievements of Engineers, Science Teachers, Math Teachers, and Students in our community.

The keynote speaker is Karen Swager, P.E. She is the Vice President for Concentration, the phosphates business unit of The Mosaic Company.

 Additionally, awards will be presented to outstanding engineers in each discipline, as well as local engineering students excelling in their engineering related studies and Young Professionals. The banquet also features the Lignell Awards. These awards, named after a former Chairman for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), are given to local High School educators who are performing outstanding work in the instruction of the STEM topics (science, technology, engineering and math). The organizers of the event recognize the important role these individuals play in encouraging students to pursue technological degrees in college.

 The banquet is a combination of efforts by all the Engineering Societies of West Central Florida  This event brings together professionals in all fields from all around Tampa and Florida's west coast.

For more information: Get more information

Thursday December 15, 2016 from 5:30PM to 8:30PM

What: SME 2016 Honors and Awards Celebration

When: December 15 from 5:30PM to 8:30PM

Where: Clearwater Country Club, 525 North Betty Lane, Clearwater, FL 33755

Cost: Our celebration is $32.00 for SME Members and $37.00 for Guests, payable at the door by cash or check.

RSVP: Please RSVP with your meal choice of beef burgundy tips, chicken picatta or vegetarian pasta dish via email to Don Patz at on or before Tuesday, December 13th.

For more details, go to

Wednesday November 16, 2016 from 6:30PM-9:00PM

What: Technical Presentation on Residential Solar

WhenWednesday, November 16, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM 

WhereHydro-Dyne Engineering 4750 118th Ave. North, Clearwater, FL 33762 

Cost: $10 - Sonny's Barbecue for Dinner 


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Tuesday October 25, 2016 from 6PM to 8:15PM: Free

Engineering Internship Mixer - Fall 2016

When: Tuesday October 25, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:15 PM EDT

Where: Kelly Services, 4631 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 117, Tampa, FL 33614

Cost: Free


ASME Florida West Coast Section in partnership with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers woud like to invite your company to participate in our Engineering Internship Mixer.

These societies have joined together to establish a bi-annual Engineering Internship Mixer, with one simple goal - to help Tampa Bay area students gain the practical work experience they so often need. For the past few years the local sections of ASME, IEEE and SME, along with a small number of local companies have helped to facilitate this event with great success. The gathering offers an excellent networking opportunity for both students and professionals alike. Whether your company is actively seeking technical interns or intends to do so over the coming year, your support would be greatly appreciated.

This free event is organized by and for industry, on behalf of our future employees. It is envisioned as an ongoing and robust Tampa Bay tradition. With that in mind, I hope you'll join us on the evening of Tuesday, October 25th, to provide the students in attendance with a two-minute introduction to your company, as well as an opportunity to learn from regional business professionals.
In addition to your company's participation, I hope your company will consider offering its financial support for this bi-annual event. A contribution of only $100 per company will enable us to sustain this program, and reliably deliver West Florida students the much-needed practical work experience so important to their future, and ours!

Checks should be payable to "SME Chapter 159" and mailed to:
Don Patz, SME Chapter 159 Treasurer
13157 88th Ave
Seminole, FL 33776

If you're prepared to jump right in, the links for more details and registration are available below:

Alternately, if you have any questions, or would like to discuss the opportunity in more detail, please contact me directly.
I look forward to your thoughts!

Warm Regards,
Robin Hussong
Executive Assistant
McCormick Stevenson Corporation

James Shedden
Engineering Products Manager - Kelly Engineering Resources
W:8138809306 M:7273313796

Saturday September 17, 11am-2pm, ASME at USF BBQ Free

ASME at USF will be hosting a BBQ on Saturday, September 17th at 11AM at Riverfront Park and you're invited!

Come out and connect with members from the student chapter, share stories, and enjoy the weather. Bring a frisbee, volleyball, football, and anything else you can think, but the food is on us! It'll be a fun day in the sun reconnecting with old members and getting to know all our new members!

Saturday September 17th 11 am - 2 pm

USF Riverfront Park 6550 E Fletcher Ave Tampa, FL 33647

This is a FREE event 


Wednesday June 15, 2016

FWCS Awards Dinner and Speaker

When: Wednesday: June 15, 2016, 6pm-9pm.

Where: Brio Tuscan Grille Located in: International Plaza and Bay,

2223 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607

Cost: $35 (no student discounts)

Dinner: Dinner includes a Brio Chopped Salad with an entree (pick one per person),

1.) Campanelle Carbonara - Campanelle tossed with garlic, grilled chicken,

bacon, Parmesan and Romano cheeses, spinach and Alfredo sauce.

2.) Chicken "under the brick" - Grilled chicken *** with marsala mushroom sauce,

with vegetables.


with dinner selection and reservation.

About the Speaker: Our speaker for the evening is –

the author of a very interesting book especially for the questioning type –

The New Engineering’ - By - Mr. E. F. Adiutori.

Thursday April 21, 2016

Engineering Internship Mixer
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet engineering industry
representatives in need of your talents!
Thursday April 21st, 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Kelly Services

4631 Woodland Corp Blvd, Suite 117

Tampa, FL 33614

Register online at:

Hydro-Dyne Tour April 12 Tuesday 5:30-7:30PM

Please join AMSE members along with members from Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) for a tour of Hydro-Dyne Engineering on April 12th.  Hydro-Dyne is an engineering company that designs and manufactures quality screening and grit removal equipment for municipal and industrial water and wastewater facilities.


5:30 – 6:00 Check-In / Networking
6:00 – 6:10 Welcome / Introductions
6:10 – 6:30 Hydro-Dyne Presentation (Tim Hunt, PE) Senior Engineer
6:30 – 7:20 Plant Tour – Groups of about 10 per guide (no machining or welding while tour is going on)
7:20 – 7:30 Wrap-Up / Adjournment


February 2015

Tampa Bay Engineers Week Banquet

Feb 26, 2016

Reception 4:30-6:30PM
Banquet 6:30-9:00PM

This Engineers Week, the engineering societies of the Tampa Bay area will be hosting the annual Tampa Bay Engineers Week Banquet on Friday, February 26, 2016, at the:

TPepin’s Hospitality Centre 4121 N. 50th Street Tampa, Florida 33610

For info and registration:

November 2015

The Future of NASA's Kennedy Space Center, by Mr. Gary Dahlke

Tuesday November 17, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST


BRIO Tuscan Grille (International Mall)

2223 N. West Shore Blvd.

Tampa, FL 33607 

Register here: 

JULY 2015

FWCS - ASME Annual Planning Meeting

Tuesday July 21, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

Hydro-Dyne Engineering
4750 118th Ave N
Clearwater, FL 33762


JUNE 2015

Tour of the Florida Air Museum and

Florida West Coast Section Annual Honors

Please RSVP now for our June tour of the Florida Air Museum ( A museum tour guide will escort us through the facility and talk about Avionic history, and how this relates to engineers and engineering education in our region. The event will feature a catered dinner from a local BBQ restaurant. We will also be presenting our annual honors and awards for the Florida West Coast Section. Event attendance is $25 (tour and dinner included, $15 for students).

Tuesday June 23rd, from 6:30-8:30 pm

Florida Air Museum

4175 Medulla Road

Lakeland, FL 33811

Cost: $25.00, $15 for students (check preferred)

 ASME Summer Barbecue Join us for our barbecue party! food, Frisbee, friends and fun!

Saturday, June 6th

USF Riverfront Park East Fletcher Avenue, Tampa 33617 Near the Pavilions

10:00AM – 2:00 PM

Students, parents, teachers and professionals welcome

APRIL 2015

ASME Mixer

When Tuesday April 21st, 6:00-8:00 PM

Where: Kelly Services Training Facility

5550 West Idlewild Avenue, Suite 101

Tampa, FL 33634-8014


What to expect:

A dozen or more companies will offer brief introductions to their businesses, as well as a helping hand to those interested in obtaining an engineering internship position – either now, or in the future!

Refreshments will be served.

6:00-6:45 Networking Begins

6:45-7:15 Company Presentations

7:15-8:00 Networking Continues

MARCH 2015

ASME Present-A-Bull: Student Papers Night

When: Tuesday March 24, 2015 at 6:00 PM-8:00PM

Where: USF Marshall Center, Rm 2708

4202 East Fowler Avenue

Tampa, FL 33620

Cost: Free: Light snacks and drinks will be provided


Tampa Bay E-Week Banquet

Friday, February 27, 2015

4:30 – 6:30 PM Networking & Exhibition         

7:00 - 9:00 PM Dinner Program & Awards

 A La Carte Event Pavillion             

4050 Dana Shores Dr.             

Tampa, FL 33634 

More info is at


Event: Yuengling Tampa Brewery Tour

When: Friday December 12, 2014, 3-6PM

Where: Yuengling Tampa Brewery

Please join ASHRAE and ASME for a tour and informative discussion of the Yuengling Tampa Brewery.  For additional information and RSVP information, view the flyer in the link below.


Event: Holiday Get-Together and Networking

When: Monday, December 15, 2014 6:30-8:30

Where: Lee Roy Selmon's, 4302 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607

Please join your fellow members of the Florida West Coast Section of ASME for a night of networking and holiday cheer!  The holiday season is once again upon us, and it is time for us to get together and celebrate our chosen profession in a relaxing and festive environment.  We are hoping for a great turn-out from both our professional section, AND our student sections at USF and Florida Polytechnic, so this is a great opportunity to share our love of mechanical engineering with the engineers of the future.  Bring your spouse or a friend as well!

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