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    Application Deadline: January 31, 2016

    ASME is pleased to announce its second Advanced Manufacturing Fellowship opportunity at America Makes, located in Youngstown, Ohio.  America Makes was created in August 2012 to help the United States grow capabilities and strength in Additive Manufacturing by facilitating collaboration among leaders from business, academia, non-profit organizations and government agencies and focusing on areas that include design, materials, technology, and workforce development.

    The ASME Fellow will provide leadership and support in one of the key pillars of America Makes- Workforce and Educational Outreach. Specifically, the fellow will:

    ·      Help to strategize, prioritize and coordinate the development education/ training programs and resources to accelerate Additive Manufacturing implementation.

    ·      Serve as a liaison with internal and external partners, including policymakers, to help America Makes enhance its network of education and workforce development solution providers.

    ·      Provide scientific, technical, curricular and intellectual leadership, and analytical support contributing to the advancement of the Institute's goals, particularly as they apply to workforce development and educational outreach.

    ·      Organize and curate education resources and update online interface that is used by members and attracts new members to America Makes.

    ASME will provide a stipend of $60,000 for this one year Fellowship, which will start in mid- to late 2016. No additional funding will be provided by ASME. All Fellowship Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and an ASME member at the time of application. The Fellow would NOT be required to move to Youngstown, Ohio. The application deadline is January 31, 2016.  
    For additional information, including the online application, visit http://ppec.asme.org/key-issues/manufacturing-innovation-competitiveness/

    Additional information about the webinar and fellowships is available on the PPEC at http://ppec.asme.org/


    ASME Federal Government Fellowships:  Technology Intersecting Policy and Politics”

    ASME has the unique distinction of being the very first engineering/scientific society to have the vision to establish a Congressional fellowship program.  For the past 42 years, ASME has provided a valuable service to the nation by sponsoring over 100 Federal Fellows in the Executive and Legislative Branch.  ASME Federal Government Fellowships have enabled selected ASME members to devote a year working in government providing engineering and technical advice to policy makers in Congress, federal agencies, and the White House.  This premier program serves as a testament to ASME’s long-standing commitment to national security, national issues and the continuing development of the engineering profession.
    ASME Members and non-members are invited to join ASME Government Relations for a webinar scheduled for Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 12:00pm-1:00pm (EST) highlighting a current and a former ASME Congressional Fellow, both of whom will be providing their personal perspectives on the accomplishments and challenges associated with the Fellowship. Guest speakers will include

    Kalan Guiley, Chair of the Committee on Government Ratioed as VP/Chair since 2013.  He works for The Boeing Comelations, will host the webinar and provide general informpany as the Manager of Continued Airworthiness for Twin-Aisle Airplanes.n about the Fellowship program and current opportunities. Guiley has been a member of the ASME Committee on Government Relations since 2007, and has served as VP/Chair since 2013.  He works for The Boeing Company as the Manager of Continued Airworthiness for Twin-Aisle Airplanes.

    Dr. Briana Tomboulian, ASME’s 2015 Congressional Engineering Fellow, has been serving in the office of the Honorable Edward Markey (D-MA), U.S. Senate since January 2015, where she has been working on energy, environment and manufacturing issues.  Dr. Tomboulian came to ASME’s Fellowship program from a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship program, where she spent time at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and Glenn Research Center developing critical components for deep-space power systems.  She received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (ME) from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and her B.S. in Engineering Science from Smith College.

    Stephen Lehrman served as ASME’s 2006 Congressional Engineering Fellow for the Honorable Mark Pryor (D-Ark), U.S. Senate.  After his fellowship ended in 2006, Mr. Lehrman was offered - and accepted - a position as Legislative Assistant for Sen. Pryor.  He was ultimately promoted to Senior Legislative Assistant for the economy, tax, budget, banking, housing, small business, energy, environment, and science and technology policy issues.  Prior to working on Capitol Hill, he founded an intellectual property consulting and marketing firm, LabraTek Consulting, and worked for RTI International, Fuentek LLC, Corporate Consulting and Development Company, and Stone & Webster Engineering.  A registered professional engineer, Mr. Lehrman received his M.S. in ME from Northeastern University, and his B.S. in ME from Brown University.  Mr. Lehrman is currently working as an independent contractor for the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office. 

    Additional information about the webinar and the Fellowship announcements below is available on the ASME Public Policy Education Center at http://ppec.asme.org/ Please share this link with interested colleagues.


    Since 1973, ASME has sponsored over 100 Federal Fellows, providing them with an opportunity to serve a one-year term in the Administration or U.S. Congress. Fellows serve as independent, non-biased advisors in engineering, science and technology, bringing a nonpartisan, pragmatic approach to analysis and input which has a profound impact on the decision making process. The result is effective and technologically appropriate public policy based on sound engineering principles.

    Applicants for this Fellowship must have a strong energy background. ASME has long supported a balanced portfolio of energy supplies to meet the nation's energy needs, including advanced clean coal, petroleum, nuclear, natural gas, waste-to-energy, biomass, solar, wind and hydroelectric power. ASME also supports energy efficient building and transportation technologies, as well as transmission and distribution infrastructure sufficient to satisfy demand under reasonably foreseeable contingencies. For more information, review ASME's General Position Paper entitled "Securing America's Energy Future".

    Policymakers are addressing major legislative and policy issues that are facing our nation and as federal legislation becomes increasingly technical, the need for engineering expertise is essential, which is why this program is so invaluable. Read more about the opportunities and challenges confronting our current and past fellows, including the articles below, by visiting our energy issues webpage

    • A Milestone Year for the ASME Federal Government Fellows Program highlights the first time in the program's history, three female ASME members — Gloria Wiens, Briana Tomboulian and Maureen Fang — served simultaneously as ASME Federal Government Fellows.
    • From September 2013 through August 2014, Mahantesh Hiremath, Ph.D., served as one of two ASME Congressional Fellows who spent a year-long term on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology (SST) providing engineering and scientific insight to policymakers in Washington, D.C. Learn more about Dr. Hiremath's experience.

    To learn more about the ASME Federal Government Fellowship Program, or to apply for the ASME Congressional Fellowship.

    This ASME Congressional Fellowship is sponsored by the ASME Foundation, the Petroleum Division and Government Relations.

  • 2015 – 2016 Student Advisory Committee Leadership

    Chair: Kathryn Kirsch, Penn State University

    Vice Chair: Jacob Snyder, Penn State University
    Secretary: Diogo Pitz, University of Surrey
    Past Chair: John McClintic, University of Texas at Austin


    Contact Us
    Contact the Student Advisory Committee at 
    sac.igti@gmail.com or join our ASME Community by visiting the go.asme.org/IGTI Web site, under the Committees link.

    The Student Advisory Committee (SAC) organizes three special events each year at Turbo Expo aimed to engage all degree-seeking individuals in the conference. The first is a Student Poster Competition. This is an excellent opportunity to display your research and contribute to the continuing conversation on advancements in turbomachinery.  The first author on the poster must have completed the research presented on the poster while seeking a degree at a university at an undergraduate (Bachelor’s) or graduate level (Master’s or PhD). 

    Abstracts are due December 31, 2015: http://www.asmeconferences.org/TE2016/Login.cfm

    The second is the Early Career Engineer and Student Mixer. Hosted on Wednesday evening, come meet some of your peers who are facing the same challenges as you are.  The third is a beneficial tutorial session during the conference. Last year the topic was: “Effective networking strategies: How to use professional networking to build a successful career?” Come and benefit from the expertise and technical knowledge of these particular turbomachinery professionals.

  • Student and Young Engineer Travel Awards for ASME Turbo Expo 2016 in Seoul, South Korea

    Young Engineer Travel Award (YETA)
    The Nomination deadline for ASME Turbo Expo 2016 - March 1, 2016.  The ASME IGTI Young Engineer Travel Award is intended for young engineers at companies, in government service, or engineering undergraduate or graduate students in the gas turbine or related fields to obtain travel funding to attend ASME Turbo Expo to present a paper which they have authored or co-authored. The purpose is to provide travel funding to those who cannot attend the conference without this assistance. 

    For 2016, ASME IGTI will provide Young Engineer Travel Award winners with: 

            One Complimentary ASME Turbo Expo Technical Conference Registration
            Complimentary hotel accommodations (Sunday to Friday)
            Up to $1,000 towards approved travel expenses

    The nominee must have completed the research to be presented at the Turbo Expo while seeking a degree at a university. At the time which the application for the travel award is made, the applicant may be a student, post-doc, or practicing engineer. If the applicant is a post-doc or practicing engineer, he/she must be within two years of having completed his/her degree at the time the paper is presented at Turbo Expo.

    Student Advisory Committee Travel Award (SACTA)
    The Student Advisory Committee (SAC) represents the interest of the students who attend ASME Turbo Expo and serves as a student-specific liaison to the ASME IGTI Board. The Committee engages students by creating student-oriented programs at ASME Turbo Expo, such as poster presentations, tutorial sessions and activities that facilitate student interaction and networking with industry professionals.
    This year ASME IGTI SAC is sponsoring up to 20 travel awards for students who actively contribute to the growth of the committee. The awards are reimbursement awards that cover up to $2,000 of travel expenses for the recipients attending ASME Turbo Expo 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. To apply for the Student Advisory Committee (SAC) travel award, please submit all documents in one PDF file to sac.igti@gmail.com by March 1, 2016. All applicants will be notified of the decision on their application by March 31, 2016.
    For more information on the award opportunity or to download the application, visit: https://www.asme.org/events/turbo-expo/program/students
  • Engineering For Change: Sharing Solutions from Around the World

    Engineering for Change is a knowledge sharing platform curating news, solutions, and professional development resources for a community of engineers, practitioners, and anyone dedicated to improving the quality of life in underserved communities around the world. 

    Checkout the following Engineering For Change articles that may interest you... and join the community.

    For protection from China's pollution, fund affordable air filter design 

    There is little creativity in air filter design. Commercial products are costly and do-it-yourself options are unattractive. This is a market opportunity.

    Read article


    Coming soon in Nicaragua: A solar mobile dental clinic 

    An ASU team designed an ADA-compliant, four-chair mobile dental clinic with power and water supplies to serve impoverished communities in Central America.

    Read article


    A teenage inventor upgrades emergency rescue technology

    The young inventor Alexis Lewis made a bamboo travois for emergencies in developing countries and a device to save people in fires.

    Read article

  • The ECLIPSE Program: Call for Applications

    The application form for the 2016-2017 Early Career Leadership Intern Program to Serve Engineering (ECLIPSE) is now available. If you are 3-10 years out of your undergraduate engineering program, are an ASME member, and have the ability to volunteer, the ECLIPSE program is a unique opportunity for you to be part of a team that will enhance your personal and professional growth. The experience will be fun and educational!
    As an ECLIPSE intern, you will be placed in an ASME unit and will learn to navigate ASME with a dedicated advisor. Interns will travel to several meetings and participate in workshops to develop leadership skills and learn about ASME. The experience will help you advance professionally and within ASME. The program offers a wide range of opportunities to network with other interns and senior society officers.
    The ECLIPSE program is one path ASME offers to promote the value of long-term leadership development and diversity among its members. ECLIPSE is a commitment to, and investment in, the careers of high-potential early career members.
    Is the ECLIPSE program right for you? Find out more ...

    Applications are due January 4, 2016, so act fast!


    Behind the scene with members of the ASME 2014-15 Early Career Leadership Intern Program to Serve Engineering (ECLIPSE) class share their excitement about the opportunity to gain more skills and connect with other engineers!

  • Job Application Advice

    Source: CareerCast.com
    Reprinted with permission from CareerCast.com, © Adicio Inc.  All rights reserved.

    More of the Millennial generation is college-educated, thus the basement standard for most jobs has risen accordingly. Pay in entry-level jobs is also an issue due to student loan and other forms of debt Millennials accrue trying to stay ahead of the masses. 

    Knowing how and when to apply for a job is just as important as find an opening. Failure to follow a basic blueprint when applying will leave you spinning your wheels. 

    Spotlight Relevant Experience

    You have held a variety of part-time and odd jobs, but you do not need to include every single position in your resume.

    Hirers are often flooded with applications, thus their resources are finite. Keep it concise by emphasizing only the positions with relevance to the job for which you are applying. 

    It does not need to be in the same field, so long as the skills applied or learned are applicable to the position you hope to obtain. 

    Lead with Leadership 

    Steven Rothberg, president and founder of CollegeRecruiter.com, says the one thing that stands out on an early-career resume above all else is a leadership role. 

    If you have experience leading in some capacity, make sure to lead your resume or cover letter with it. This can include heading a volunteer group or even something as simple as spearheading a major class project. 

    Leadership is not necessarily a learned job trait, so a demonstrated willingness to take charge is attractive to employers. 

    Don't Apply Just to Apply 

    Getting stuck in a career rut happens, either due to unhappiness with your current job or unemployment. Don't let your workplace rut bleed into your application process.

    Blanketing prospective employers with resumes may seem like a good idea -- the more lures in the water the more potential for bites, after all -- but if you're applying for dozens of jobs, the odds you are tailoring your resume and cover letter to fit the specific opening aren't good. 

    Submitting a bland cover letter for an opening you may have only minimal interest in is one thing, but you want to take time to craft a standout resume and cover letter for the job you truly want. 

    Moreover, applying for a job that isn't really of interest to you isn't just wasting your time: It's also wasting the employers.

  • FutureME Video Series

    Online Video Series Exploring Relevant Technical Concepts, Industry Trends, and Workforce Development Issues

    When publishing new FutureME videos we aim to provide quality content that informs and reaches out to students and early career engineers. This is why in recent months we have made it easier to find and navigate new videos being published to our website as our library of content continues to grow. 

    ASME FutureME Video Series is designed to give early career engineers the opportunity to learn from featured experts and professionals while exploring relevant technical concepts, industry trends, and workplace development issues. This online series will also provide insight into career path guidance, network building, and steps in career advancement and management allowing for professional and personal growth.

    Here's how it works, within each series below there is a link which takes you to the latest video of that series. There you will find a list of all the videos within the series in the right navigation of the webpage.

    When going through the beginning of an engineering career there is advice everyone wishes they knew. With discussions and interviews this package of videos gives advice such that someone in their early career can get ahead of the game. Learn how to approach interviews, expectations to have when entering the working world, experiences that advance careers, how to maintain work, and how to liberate opportunities. With the perspectives of various engineers who have succeeded by learning from their own experiences, viewing should reap the reward of wise advice.
    Watch the latest video... 


    The newest innovations are ready for future engineers to benefit from, and that includes additive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing is the process of joining materials to make objects from 3D model data and is most referred to as 3D printing. Learn from the panel exactly how additive manufacturing fits in with the history of manufacturing practices, what sorts of standards will be needed to incorporate these new technologies, and how does the future engineer fit in with this young technology. New problems in industry and academia are surfacing with the use of 3D printers and these videos ask the future engineer to be a part of the effort to solve those issue.

    The future is now with all the new energy related innovations that give potential solutions for the new engineer to solve major issues, all they need to do is grasp for them. This set of videos will teach its viewer what such innovations are and problems behind them. Energy related innovations included are in thermal energy, energy storage, solar solutions, and biofuels. Not only are there technical lessons to glean but also lessons about energy systems. With these tools the viewer should be able to follow up with what problems interest them.

    There are distinct specializations that can be entertained after graduating with a degree in engineering. This package of videos gives a sampling of paths which some engineers may wish to go down. This exciting assortment of paths include aerospace, bioengineering, systems of design, process safety, and the fossil fuel industry. Sometimes non-traditional routes are taken where an engineering background can help with starting a not for profit with specific technologies or going into advocacy within the political realm. With all of these choices an engineer has a lot to decide from, which might as well be discovered early in an engineer’s career. 

    Navigating workflow for an engineer is difficult, which is why industrial and Systems engineering helps by making a framework where all coworkers can help with a design from inception to the end user. These videos cover some ways to think about the methods of an engineer, ways of increasing efficiency, what these methods can accomplish, and what engineers in their early career should do to use these systems. By looking at the larger culture that the engineer works in one can gain a perspective from a systematic approach. 

    In a field with so many specialized people with a diversity of knowledge, engineering requires an open dialogue with everyone from the design team, to people working in finance, your manager, and those outside of engineering. The videos present different contexts and tips to how engineers need to communicate. The early engineer should be equipped with the capabilities to make a good first impression, collaborate, and learning from others. The act of communicating will be needed whether or not one is sociable, so it is pivotal to start practicing. 
    Watch the latest video... 

    Every ability that an engineer has can be honed to avoid mistakes and advance that engineer’s career. These videos mark the importance for people in their early careers to heed the advice of what skills should be honed for specified tasks. The experiences of entrepreneurship, supervising for a development company, traveling the globe, risk taking, solving problems, and hone skills that are countless and beneficial to the engineer. 
    Watch the latest video... 

    The reflections of a group of engineers can give some of the most learned advice that will inspire action. Luckily, those reflections were recorded and are made available in these videos. Learn from those who went through the unknown of the their career, those with ASME by their side, people who came to grips with their imperfections, people found they can rely on others, and those that have experienced the fun reward of helping others. Listen to those that speak from the heart about the lessons learn from an engineering career.

  • ASME Old Guard Early Career Award

    Call for Nominations for 2016 Nominees
    Deadline: February 1, 2016 

    Be a Nominator/Find a Nominator

    Take this opportunity to nominate an early career engineer that represents the next generation of leaders, leading the future of engineering! 

    Through the Early Career Award, the Old Guard recognizes ASME members that make great strides in the engineering profession, their community and the work of the Society.

    The winning recipient will receive $5,000 plus a prepaid ASME membership for life, presented at the ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exhibition. Runner-up recipients for second and third place may also be awarded a Prepaid Membership for life and Plaque.

    Eligible nominees must be a current ASME member and have earned a baccalaureate degree in mechanical engineering or MET between dates February 1, 2010 and February 1, 2012

    All nominations must be received by
    Monday, February 1, 2016

    Find a Nominator: For those of you that may be eligible for this award, forward this opportunity to a fellow ASME colleague/mentor to consider nominating you!

  • Increase Your Productivity with ASME’s Newest Members-Only Benefit!

    powered by McGraw-Hill Education, ASME’s new Members’ Only benefit

    AccessEngineering gives you 24/7 unlimited access to trusted McGraw-Hill content across all disciplines of engineering PLUS interactive analytical tools to help you solve real-life design challenges and drive innovation.

    AccessEngineering is FREE with your ASME membership. Try it today!  Log-in to see for yourself.
  • Unwritten Laws of Ethics and Change in Engineering (2015)

    This new book (103 pages) is based on two popular ASME online self-study courses.  Part 1 covers Ethics For Engineers:Doing the Right Thing When No One is Looking, and Part 2 is on Changing Organizational Culture 

    Practical case studies and real-world examples are included.

    --- Order this new book today! 

    Download sample pages:

  • New Engineering Coffee-Table Style Book Released

    As a companion book to the permanent exhibit of the same name at ASME’s new headquarters, Engineering the Everyday and the Extraordinary celebrates engineering achievements and their impact on everyday life. The exhibit is made up of 80 rotatable triangular modules, each one telling an engineering story with a brief overview, a strong central image and a patent drawing or illustration, covering nine major domains of engineering. Checkout the sample pages

  • Engineers Helping Students – ASME Auxiliary Loans

     College is expensive, and the costs seem to keep going up. Students are exploring more and more ways to fund these ballooning costs for their higher education.

    The ASME Auxiliary’s objective is to provide educational funds in the form of scholarships and/or loans to deserving students seeking a career in Mechanical Engineering. These Funds are available for undergraduate and graduate studies.
    The ASME Auxiliary Student Loan Fund has helped hundreds of  ASME Undergraduate and Graduate student members with very low interest student loans. The fund is sustained by student members repaying the loans after they've graduated-so it is truly engineers helping student members-members helping members. Qualified full-time graduate and undergraduate students in the United States may borrow up to a total of $5,000.

    Please review the application guidelines. You'll find the process quite simple and in recent years, over 90% of the applications have been approved.
    Don’t delay, let us help you reach your goal to graduate as a Mechanical Engineer.

    Go to the ASME Auxiliary Loans page to complete your application today.