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The Student Section Activity Funding Program has been established to provide funding assistance to ASME Student Sections at universities that want to plan and conduct local, ASME-based activities, but lack the funds to do so.
The program’s main goal is to promote relationship building and engagement between graduating students, Early Career Engineers, Student Sections, and ASME.
Student Sections will submit an activity proposal, and indicate the amount of funding desired. Student Sections may receive up to $500 of funding for their proposed activity.
Activities must be conducted with the Student Section and an Early Career Engineer (ECE) alumni who is an ASME member. The student section is responsible for finding and contacting the ECE alumni.
If the eligibility requirements have been met, Student Sections may receive up to $500 of funding for their activity.
Option 1: Graduation Celebration - Student Sections can use the funding to host a graduation celebration at the end of the school year. This celebration should be a way to connect graduating members, current ASME student members, and Early Career Engineers. This should foster networking, promotes professional membership in ASME and connect potential future student officers.
Option 2: Networking Event - Student Sections can use the funding to host a networking event. The event should be a way to connect ASME student members and local Early Career Engineers. This should promote networking and career opportunities.
Option 3: Technical Tour - Student Sections can use the funding to coordinate a technical tour with local Early Career engineers. This tour should be an opportunity to see real-world applications of engineering while networking.
NOTE: Funding from this program cannot be used for ASME leadership training events, Conferences / Expos, Fundraising, Travel stipends, subsidies, contributions, gift giving, donations, or dues to external organizations
The program will be open to any ASME Student Section at a university/college, provided the student section meets the program requirements. Funding will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis for up to 10 Student Sections in each of the following geographical areas until March 1st. After March 1st, the remaining funds will be available to the student sections that meet the requirements of the program regardless of their geographical area.
The Student Section must be active and in good standing, as indicated by:
In addition, the following requirements must be met:
Applications for the program can be submitted beginning November 1. The application period continues until all the funds are used, or June 30th of the existing program year whichever comes first.
An Early Career Engineer is any ASME member who has graduated with a ME degree June 2009 or later.
You can contact an Early Career Engineer by going to your university’s Alumni office and asking them to send out an e-mail for you. You can also ask your student section advisor or ME Department head for recommendations.
Funding will be awarded to 10 Student Sections per region, on a first-come, first-serve basis, provided the program requirements have been met in full.
Staff will work with the Student Section and/or the university/college to issue funds either by wire transfer or gift card prior to the activity occurring. Additional details will be conveyed to the Student Section once the proposal has been approved.
A Student Section should submit a final report to firstname.lastname@example.org. The final report should be submitted within 30 days after conducting the activity. Additional instructions for submitting a final report, as well as the final report template, will be provided to the Student Section when funding is awarded.
Final reports must be submitted in order for the Student Section to be eligible to receive funding from the program in future years.
If all funds are allocated prior to the end of the program year, no further requests for funding will be processed. Requests should be submitted as early as possible by the Student Section to enhance the likelihood of funding.
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