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  • Student Advisory Committee Secretary

    Submit Application by May 20, 2020

    The Student Advisory Committee is responsible for representing the interests of students who attend TURBO EXPO and serves as a liaison to the IGTI. The Committee will engage students by creating student-oriented programming at TURBO EXPO, such as tutorial sessions and activities that facilitate student interaction and networking with IGTI professionals. The Secretary is responsible for drafting all formal correspondence for the Student Advisory Committee. He or she will take notes at all meetings and is responsible for distributing the minutes after each meeting. Coordinate monthly SAC meetings. Keep track of action items. Highly involved in the SAC decision-making process. To apply for Secretary of the Student Advisory Committee (SAC), please submit a resume or CV with application via e-mail to the SAC at sac.igti@gmail.com by May 20, 2020. You will be notified of the status of your application by June 3, 2020. An election with the full Student Advisory Committee will be held at the Annual Meeting at Turbo Expo (6:00-7:30 pm on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Submit your application today!

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  • ASME IGTI Student Advisory Committee: Call For Leadership Positions

    Call for Student Advisory Committee Vice-Chair
    Submit Application by May 20, 2020

    The ASME IGTI Student Advisory Committee is responsible for representing the interests of students who attend TURBO EXPO and serves as a liaison to the IGTI. The Committee will engage students by creating student-oriented programming at TURBO EXPO, such as tutorial sessions and activities that facilitate student interaction and networking with IGTI professionals. The Vice Chair supports the Chair’s activities and represents the Student Advisory Committee if the Chair is unavailable to do so. He or she is responsible for supervising subcommittees, if any are present. Recruit and lead the student liaisons to cover 20+ technical committee. Highly involved in the SAC decision-making process. The Vice Chair succeeds to become Chair the following year. The Chair will lead the Annual Meeting at Turbo Expo as well as all executive committee meetings. He or she will represent and provide an update on the Committee at the ASME Board meeting at Turbo Expo. The Chair can create subcommittees to accomplish tasks he or she deems appropriate. To apply for Vice Chair of the Student Advisory Committee (SAC), please submit a resume or CV with the application via e-mail to the SAC at sac.igti@gmail.com by May 20, 2020. You will be notified of the status of your application by June 3, 2020. An election with the full Student Advisory Committee will be held at the Annual Meeting at Turbo Expo (6:00-7:30 pm on Thursday, June 25, 2020). Submit your application today!

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  • Innovate for Impact: Siemens Design Challenge

    Want to engineer a better world?
    Here is your chance!

    Innovate for Impact: Siemens Design Challenge
    Driving solutions for zero hunger & clean water

    Reimagine the Future of Water & Food

    Help humanity prepare, adapt and respond to the most pressing challenges in food and water. Develop new ideas and innovative hardware that hit globally aligned targets to achieve SDG2 and SDG6 by 2030.

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  • ASME IGTI Student Advisory Committee (SAC)

    The Student Advisory Committee (SAC) is a group of students who work to foster student engagement in the IGTI community and improve the Turbo Expo conference every year. Towards this goal, the SAC organizes various sessions and events during the conference, provides opportunities for students to work behind the scenes with leaders in their technical area, and awards travel funds to eligible degree seeking individuals.

    Chair, Shawn Siroka, Penn State University
    Shawn Siroka is from West Hazleton, Pennsylvania USA. In 2016 he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University. He continues his education at Penn State as a Ph.D. Candidate under Dr. Karen Thole, working on turbine instrumentation development for The Steady Thermal Aero Research Turbine (START) Lab. Apart from his education, Shawn is the vice chair to the Student Advisory committee, was denoted as an ASME IGTI student scholar in 2016 and is a current NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Fellow.

    Vice Chair, Deepanshu Singh, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
    I am a second-year doctoral student in the Department of Engineering Science at University of Oxford. I am working with Rolls-Royce to improve the efficiency of gas turbine aircraft engines. My research focuses on experimental and computational investigation of Over-Tip Leakage flow in a shroudless high pressure gas turbine. Using thin-film based instrumentation, I have been studying turbine blade tip and casing heat transfer for a variety of tip designs in the OTRF (Oxford Turbine Research Facility), a high-speed rotating facility at engine representative conditions.

    Secretary, Gen Fu, Virginia Tech
    Gen Fu is a PhD student in Engineering Mechanics program at Virginia Tech. Gen earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Chongqing University, China. Gen’s research primarily is focusing on computational modelling and statistical design. In addition, Gen has participated in many ASME activities. He is the secretary of Turbo Expo student advisory committee and also a technical committee member in Fluids Engineering division. He received FED scholar award in 2016, ASME IGTI student scholarship in 2017 and SAC travel award in 2018.

    Past Chair, Wisher Paudel, University of Virginia
    I am a third-year Doctoral student in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department at the University of Virginia. I conduct research at UVA's Rotating Machinery and Controls (ROMAC) laboratory with primary focus on design and optimization of zero leakage mixed helical-labyrinth seals, seals test rig, and study of gas centrifuges for nuclear non-proliferation applications.
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  • ASME Mentoring Program

    ASME Mentoring Program
    Whether you are interested in gaining career-guiding insight and advice from an engineering professional with more or different experience or, whether you are a more experienced engineer seeking an opportunity to give back to your field, the ASME Mentoring Program strives to facilitate unique experiences that both mentor and mentee can learn and grow from.
     
    Mentees connecting with a more experienced engineer can get:
    • Career-guiding insights
    • Help in solving engineering problems at school or at work
    • Expanded networking opportunities finding their dream job
    • Help in navigating their early - career
     
    Mentors have the opportunity to:
    • Give back to the engineering community
    • Share their experiences, knowledge and skills
    • Help the next generation of engineers realize their potential
    • Maximize their own effectiveness a managers
     
    "I am learning from the experience of seasoned engineers … I wish I had this opportunity a long time ago."
    - ASME Member
     

     
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  • Engineering for Global Development Forum Highlights

     Left to right: Nathan Johnson, Arizona State University, Dr. Amos Winter, Dr. Nordica MacCarty, Dr. Bryony DuPont

    Value Proposition for Real World Impact
    Dr. Amos Winter of MIT discusses the challenge of creating high-value technologies (at a fraction of the price) that provide positive social impact all over the world. Dr. Winter asserts engineers must read the unique socioeconomic landscape of target markets and end users throughout every step of the design process. watch video


    Harnessing the Power of Ocean
    Dr. Bryony DuPont of Oregon State University discusses offshore renewable energy systems and how the engineering community can work together to optimize wave energy conversion to meet the growing demand for electricity. watch video

    Ethnography in Engineering Design
    Dr. Nordica MacCarty of Oregon State University discusses how engineers and anthropologists are exploring new methods in clean energy and water system design. watch video

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  • Success through Versatility

    Andrew Entwistle, Engineering Analyst at McCormick Stevenson talks about how to identify and act in order to succeed in your career. IDENTIFY opportunities to improve skill-set and fill needs in your company; ACT to develop skills to prepare for a new position; and rely on the experience you have and apply.
    watch video ...

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  • What Does It Mean To Network?

     It’s undeniable that networking is an essential part of your career development and lifestyle. Networking allows you meet new people and practice your communication skills. In addition to improving your interpersonal skills, it can help you to learn more about the field of engineering, gain knowledge about hidden opportunities and let others know what you value and your career goals. Integrating networking into your lifestyle can help others along the way though give-and-take engagement and building a reliable network.
     
    To get started, we have assembled some networking best practices to get you familiar with the basics of networking, along with three different networking scenarios you may encounter…
     
    Networking Etiquette
     
    Firm handshake
    Extend your arm to provide a strong firm handshake. Keep a cloth handy to wipe your hands, if you tend to have sweaty hands. Keep your right hand available for greeting new people.
     
    Direct eye contact
    Always acknowledge people by looking directly into their eyes when you first meet them and when you are in direct conversation with them.
     
    Smile & body language
    Smile and maintain good posture. Refrain from crossing your arms and interrupting others talking.
     
    Name tags
    If you’re wearing a name tag that is a sticker or clip-on, place it on your right. When you meet people, their eyes will be drawn up your right arm to your face after shaking hands with you.
     
    Introduction
    Repeat back names when you meet people to verify pronunciation and to help you remember new names. 


    Below are three networking scenarios, and specific tips and best practices for each.
     
    1 Impromptu Networking
    This scenario is where you don’t have plans to network with anyone in particular, but you are placed in to a situation surrounded by people you have the opportunity to meet. Examples of this are a conference reception, a job fair, or anywhere you can meet new people.
     
    Conduct Research
    Learn more about the background of the events you are attending and who it will potentially attract. Prep ice breaker questions.
     
    Know yourself and where you are headed
    Be prepared to share a summary about yourself and background in 30-60 seconds (elevator pitch) that can be tailored based on the audience. Why are you here and what is important to you? Don’t be afraid to talk about your passion.
     
    Network Often
    Whenever you have the opportunity to network, no matter the situation, make an effort to meet new people. Be willing to step forward and share about yourself and listen and learn from others.
     
    Engaging everyone around you
    Give each person the opportunity to identify themselves as individuals. Listen for ways you can relate to their experiences and generate a connection. Ask questions if conversation stalls. What is that they want to contribute or know about? What is next in their lives? What strengths do they draw upon? Understand both what is novel about them and how it is related to you.
     
    Build a micro-community of knowledge and references
    Did you learn something new from the interaction? Or do you have some information or connection that might be of interest to the person you are talking to? Swap contact information. Set a goal to walk away from an event with a certain number of business cards/contact information as well as a certain number you would like to distribute.

     
     
    2 Targeted Networking
    This scenario is where you are intentionally trying to connect with a certain person or group of people, such as a mentor or someone who has expertise in a topic that you are interested in. An example of this type of in-person networking could take place in various settings, from a conference to a meeting within your own company.
     
    Planning for a meeting
    Ask for an introduction via your advisor, a colleague, etc. Research the person and his/her work, and use that knowledge to connect. Look for overlaps in research and interests. Be specific and professional with your requests. Be respectful and efficient with the person’s time. Know when to call versus email.
     
    Finding the right fit in a mentor
    Identify a few different mentors that can offer different perspectives about your career. They could be at your company, online, or a personal associate. Make an effort to maintain mentor relationships, even if it means sending an update by email. Checkout the ASME Mentoring Program.
     
    Join a club or society
    Align yourself with others in your field through membership organizations that will expose you to opportunities to network with people you would otherwise not have access to.
     
    Become an active volunteer
    Giving back to society or advocating for your profession can provide you the opportunity to engage on different projects and initiatives and meet leaders in your area.
     
    Attend social events
    At conferences, meetings or work, make an effort to attend dedicated social or networking events, lunches or dinners, and impromptu gatherings to increase your opportunities to network in an informal setting.

     
    3 Expand Your Network Virtually
    This scenario is about building and maintaining networking relationships online. Examples include following-up from a previous networking activity, researching online profiles of people to connect with professionally, and reaching out through email or other means to someone you have not previously met.
     
    Connect online after meeting in-person
    After meeting someone in person, connect with them online, and send a follow-up email saying it was nice to meet them, reminding them when and where it was. Mention any specific follow-up questions you have or how you hope to remain in touch in the future.
     
    Maintain a consistent professional brand
    Think about your profile and the content that is being distributed and being posted online under your name. There really is no separation from the personal and professional persona online.
     
    Evaluate your existing networks
    Take a look at the people you currently are connected with, make a plan to connect with a few key individuals at your company, friends of friends, and those that you meet in-person.
     
    Join online groups and connect with like-minded individuals
    Bring your passion to your activity online. Follow/share/like high-quality content and ideas of other individuals that you admire. Add value by joining the conversation and asking questions.
     
    Networking is always about people!
    Be ordinary. Keep it short. Selfishness is the opposite of true networking.
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  • My Engineer's Notebook: Dylon Rockwell

    ASME member Dylon Rockwell is an airframe design and integration engineer at the Boeing Company in Ridley, Pa., where he serves as a principal investigator for manufacturing technologies. After joining Boeing in 2011, Dylon was assigned to the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft program. The V-22 combines the vertical performance of a helicopter with the speed and range of a fixed-wing aircraft, is used primarily in cargo and crew delivery. After receiving training in variation analysis software, Dylon went on to perform analysis for Boeing’s Crew Space Transportation (CST-100) Starliner, Space Launch System and Sikorsky Boeing SB>1 Defiant programs to quantify and mitigate assembly risk. A member of ASME since 2013, Dylon is a new member of the Society’s Y14.46 Committee Support Group. He received a bachelor’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2011, and a master’s degree in systems engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2015.

    Read Dylon's interview and get his insights into being an early career engineer.

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  • Take Advantage of the FutureME Video Series

    FutureME has a catalog of over 50 videos geared specifically for early career engineers. Take advantage of the wealth of knowledge available to you that cover topics like career development, engineering career paths, advanced manufacturing, and much more. Visit the FutureME video series page to learn more and watch now!

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