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  • NSF Research Summer Opportunity in Sustainable Manufacturing for Undergraduate Students

    Undergraduate students have the unique opportunity to, for 10 weeks this summer, attend the NSF REU Site: Summer Academy in Sustainable Manufacturing at Wayne State University in midtown Detroit, MI. The program offers undergraduates of all disciplines the opportunity to perform cutting edge sustainable manufacturing research in four interdisciplinary research areas: (1) nano-coating and lightweight materials and manufacturing, (2) energy storage materials, batteries, and inversion devices, (3) remanufacturing and sustainability assessment, and (4) chemical-energy-water nexus.

    Students will receive a $5,000 stipend, up to $500 for travel to and from Wayne State University, and room and board in campus dormitories. Applicants are expected to have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

    Application DeadlineFebruary 17, 2017
    Notification of Acceptance: March 10, 2017
    Program Period: June 1 - August 10, 2017

    To apply to the program and for more information regarding site activities, research projects, or faculty mentors, contact either of the following program directors and visit our  website.

  • EGD Track at IDETC/CIE 2017 - Call for Papers

    This year will mark the fifth anniversary of the Engineering for Global Development (EGD) Forum and will bring cross-cutting growth with technical sessions in four of the technical conferences within IDETC/CIE, August 6-9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio.  EGD technical paper submissions have doubled over the past three years and we look forward to increasing those numbers in 2017. 

    Below are the EGD-related technical sessions accepting paper submissions. 


    • Symposium Organizer: Nordica MacCarty, Oregon State University
    • Symposium Co-Organizer: Amy Bilton, University of Toronto
    • Symposium Co-Organizer: Kenneth Bryden, Iowa State University
    • Symposium Co-Organizer: Nathan Johnson, Arizona State University
    • Symposium Co-Organizer: Christopher A. Mattson, Brigham Young University


    • Symposium Organizer:  Cassandra Telenko, Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Symposium Co-Organizer: Jesse Austin-Breneman, University of Michigan


    • Symposium Organizers:  TBD


    • Symposium Organizer:  Nina Robson, Cal State Fullerton
    • Symposium Co-Organizer: Amos Winter, MIT

    Authors may submit their abstracts via the IDETC/CIE publications toolbox on the conference website.  The deadline to submit a draft paper is February 10, 2017.

    The EGD Research Forum looks forward to another great session with keynotes, lightning talks, panel discussions and interactions with the IDETC/CIE community.  The 2016 forum videos will be posted on in January.  More information to come soon.  

    Please contact the symposium organizers with questions regarding the technical sessions. Any inquiries regarding the EGD Forum can be directed to James Creel

  • ASME Launches Latest Recruitment Drive

    ASME recently kicked off its sixth Referral Drive — the annual campaign that gives Society members the opportunity to earn great prizes while helping ASME expand its membership base. The two ASME members who recruit the most new members by Sept. 30, 2017 will have the chance to choose from a wide range of prizes, including an Apple iPad, a smart HD TV, and a GoPro HERO4 action camera. Participants in the Referral Drive can also win a number of other prizes such as ASME caps, duffle bags, flashlights, t-shirts and backpacks.
  • Access Engineering; Six Sigma

    AccessEngineering, powered by McGraw-Hill Education, features over 650 titles spanning all disciplines of engineering. It now includes two new Six Sigma titles, one of the most popular and powerful business tools in the world today, which will help you to implement the process:
    ·       Innovating Lean Six Sigma: A Strategic Guide to Deploying the World's Most Effective Business Improvement Process is a step-by-step guide that shows you how to customize and apply the principles of Lean Six Sigma.
    ·       Six Sigma for Managers, Second Edition teaches managers how to prepare employees for a committed focus on their Six Sigma initiative.
    Are you taking advantage of AccessEngineering - ASME’s FREE Members Only benefit? See what’s new by logging into AccessEngineering.



    One of the public service goals of the more than 130,000 member ASME is to "provide advice to government officials at all levels on engineering and technology matters and policies affecting the public interest and to develop a climate of understanding and credibility that fosters a continuing dialogue." ASME's "Public Policy Education Center" serves as a resource for ASME members who are interested in learning more about legislative and regulatory issues currently being addressed by Congress, as well as for policymakers interested in the technical resources ASME has to offer.

    In an alignment with ASME’s five strategic technology areas of focus: Clean Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, Bioengineering, Robotics, and Pressure Technology, the Washington Center provides daily up-to-date news in each area on the PPEC and also reports on trends in Enabling/Crosscutting Applications and Research & Development.

    Please mark the PPEC as a favorite and visit daily.
    You may also sign up for our weekly policy newsletter Capitol Update.


    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 43 years, ASME has provided a valuable service to the nation by sponsoring over 100 Federal Fellows who served 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.

    The archived webinar from December 2016 is available for ASME members – and non-members – and highlighted both a current and former Fellow who provided their personal perspectives on their accomplishments and challenges while serving as an ASME Fellow in the Executive and Legislative Branch.

    Lester Su, Ph.D., Chair of the ASME Committee on Government Relations, moderated the session and was joined by Noël Bakhtian, Ph.D., who served as a 2016 ASME Foundation Swanson Fellow at the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy in the environment and energy division and Said Jahanmir, Ph.D. who is currently serving as a 2015-16 ASME Congressional Fellow for the Honorable Tim Ryan (D-OH).

    To listen to the webinar, first register and you will then be able to log in to listen. 
  • IMECE 2017: Submit Your Abstracts for Paper Presentations


    Now is the time to plan for the future and to prepare for ASME’s 2017 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), November 3 – 9 in Tampa, Florida. IMECE features 20 tracks and more than 240 topics where you can present your research and have it published in the conference proceedings. Submit your abstract for paper presentation by March 6, 2017.
    Technical tracks in 2017 include:

           Acoustics, Vibration, and Wave Propagation

            Advanced Manufacturing

            Advances in Aerospace Technology

             Biomedical & Biotechnology Engineering

          Dynamics, Vibration, and Control

          Education & Globalization


          Fluids Engineering

          Heat Transfer and Thermal Engineering

          Materials: Genetics to Structures

          Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Fluids

          Micro- and Nano-systems Engineering and Packaging

          Safety Engineering and Risk Analysis

          Systems, Design, and Complexity

          Transportation Systems

          NDE, Diagnosis and Prognosis

          ASME Inter’l Undergraduate Research and Design Expo (Posters Only)

          NSF Student Competition (Posters Only)

          Virtual Podium (Posters Only)


    This year, we’re expanding our program designed for early career engineers to guarantee you get the most out of your IMECE experience.

    Visit for more information and program updates.

  • Party Like an Engineer at ASME E-Fests™

    E-Fests are three-day, two-night Engineering Festivals for students studying all engineering disciplines. You’ll enjoy entertainment, yummy food and social activities while also participating in competitions, career development workshops, Ted-style talks, hackathons, round-table discussions and more surrounding robotics, advanced manufacturing and design challenges



  • Get Involved in the ASME 2017 Turbo Expo Conference

    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.


    SAC Committee Members:
    Chair: Jacob Snyder, Penn State University
    Vice Chair: Zhiping Mao, Duke University
    Secretary: Michelle Wood, University of Houston
    Past-Chair: Kathryn Kirsch, Penn State University


    Contact Us
    Contact the Student Advisory Committee or join our ASME Community.

    Student Poster Session

    One major event organized by the SAC is the Student Poster Competition. Presenting a poster is an excellent opportunity to display research outside of a paper while still contributing to the continuing advancements in the turbomachinery community.  To be eligible to present a poster, the presenting author 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).  Submit your research and contribute to the continuing conversation on advancements in gas and wind turbine technology. Abstracts are due January 15, 2017 to the webtool located on the TE 2017 website.

    Student Poster Deadlines

    • Submission of Poster Abstract for Review
      January 15, 2017
    • Notification of Poster Abstract Acceptance
      January 23, 2017
    • Submission of Poster Draft for Review
      March 30, 2017
    • Author Notification of Acceptance of Revised Poster
      May 8, 2017

    ASME 2016 Turbo Expo Student Poster Competition Winners

    SAC Sessions at Turbo Expo

    The sessions organized by the SAC during the technical conference are focused on professional development and are open to all conference attendees. In previous years, the SAC has curated panel sessions led by community leaders on Turbomachinery Careers and Networking, as well as tutorial sessions titled "Effective Technical Presentations", and "The Art of the Peer Review Process." Details on SAC sponsored sessions for TE 2017 will be available in the advance program published online prior to the conference. Suggestions for Tutorial or Panel Session topics can be emailed to the SAC.

    The SAC is also involved in the planning of student-specific events during the conference, such as the Student and Early Career Engineer Mixer. This popular event allows students and make new friends and build their professional network in a casual evening atmosphere.

    SACTA Deadlines

    • Student Advisory Committee Travel Award (SACTA) Applications Due March 1, 2017
    • Technical Committee Student Liaison Subcommittee Applications Due March 1, 2017
    • Notification of SACTA Awardees March 30, 2017
    • Notification of Technical Committee Student Liaison Positions March 31, 2017
    • Student Advisory Committee Executive Committee Position Applications Due May 23, 2017


    ASME 2016 Turbo Expo SACTA Winners

    Get Involved

    An important part of the SAC is its subcommittee of student liaisons to the IGTI technical committees. Liaisons participate in the events held by their technical committees and help plan their committees' Turbo Expo events. Becoming a student liaison is an excellent opportunity for professional development and a great way to introduce yourself to your technical committee. Student liaison applicants are invited to apply for the SAC Travel Award--priority for the Travel Award will go to student liaisons to the technical committees.

    ASME 2016 Young Engineer Turbo Expo Participant Award (YETEP) Winners

    FutureME Mini-Talks at Power Energy/Turbo Expo

    Join the ASME ECE Programming Committee for this social experience! You will have the opportunity to hear four short, relevant, and inspirational Mini-Talks given in an informal setting by experienced engineers sharing their perspective on career development.

    In addition to the Mini-Talks, you can meet up with other mechanical engineers who have similar interests to network professionally, and make new connections with ASME leadership and/or renew past friendships. Bring plenty of business cards for networking!

    Get Involved in the following ways:


  • Student Honors & Awards: Call for Nominations

    Do you know an undergraduate student who excels at leadership and service qualities?  Are you an undergraduate student who excels at leadership and service qualities?  If the answer is yes to either question, then nominate them or yourself for the Charles T Main Award. In order to nominate an undergraduate student for the Charles T Main Award you need to read the qualifications.

     The nomination deadline is March 1, 2017

    Do you have an Outstanding Student Section Advisor?  Do you know of an Outstanding Student Section Advisor?  If you do, then nominate them for the Outstanding Student Section Advisor Award.In order to nominate a Student Section Advisor you need to read qualifications.

     The nomination deadline is March 1, 2017

    Do you like to write?  Does the idea of writing a paper exploring a relevant topic excite you?  The topic will be announced soon but in the interim, learn more about the Arthur L. Williston Award.  

  • Old Guard Early Award: Call for Nominations!

    Old Guard Early Award 
    Deadline: February 1, 2017

    Be a Nominator/Find a Nominator!

    The Call for the Old Guard Early Career Award nominations are being accepted.

    Eligible nominees must be a current ASME member and have earned a baccalaureate degree in Mechanical Engineering between years February 1, 2009 - February 1, 2013.

    A $5000 honorarium will be awarded to the grand prize recipient including ASME Membership dues paid for life (valued at $3000). In addition, a $2000 honorarium will be awarded to the two (2) runner-up recipients along with a paid ASME membership dues for life. All recipients will receive a plaque.

    Don't miss this opportunity to recognize an outstanding early career engineer who is actively involved in their profession, community, and the work of ASME! 

    Learn more about this award and how to nominate 

    All nominations must be received by
    Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    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!

  • New eBooks on The ASME Digital Collection

    eBooks on The ASME Digital Collection
    co-published with Wiley

    20% Discount are available for ASME members on any Wiley book. Use code ASM3.

    This is a companion guide to the ASME Bioprocessing Piping and Equipment (BPE) Standard and explains what lies behind many of the requirements and recommendations within that industry standard.


    Introduction to Dynamics and Control in Mechanical Engineering Systems

    An introductory textbook covering dynamics and controls of engineering systems, with particular focus on mechanical engineering systems. Presents and illustrates the process of translating systems in the physical world to mathematical models in the conceptual world during the derivations of equations of motion.

    co-published with Wiley

    This introductory book covers the most fundamental aspects of linear vibration analysis for mechanical engineering students and engineers. Consisting of five major topics, each has its own chapter and is aligned with five major objectives of the book. It starts from a concise, rigorous and yet accessible introduction to Lagrangian dynamics as a tool for obtaining the governing equation(s) for a system, the starting point of vibration analysis.

    Design of Human-Powered Vehicles (2016)
    by C. Mark Archibald

    This book is about the design of vehicles with wheels that are powered by human muscles alone. These can provide affordable, sustainable, and healthy transportation to people around the globe.  The author served as a judge and chair of the ASME-HPVC (Human-Powered Vehicle Challenge) Committee for many years, and his new book will give you insights into the design and use of these man-powered vehicles.

  • Take Your Member Benefits with you this Summer- Save Up to 25% on Car Rentals

    Life is nonstop. We’re here to keep you moving. From the car to the accessories, choose what best fits you and your trip. So when you drive off, you’ll be ready for whatever the journey brings.

    Members always receive up to 25% off base rates with the Avis discount code plus enjoy additional offers like dollars off, a complimentary upgrade, or a free weekend day. Visit the member benefits webpage or call 1-800-331-1212 to make a reservation.
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    When you rent a car, you shouldn’t need a handbook. Why not choose simple, smart and easy on the wallet? Then you can focus on getting there and having fun doing it.

    Members always save up to 25% off Budget base rates with the Budget discount code, plus get other great offers like dollars off, a free upgrade, or a free weekend day. Visit the member benefits webpage  or call 1-800-527-0700 to make a reservation.
    Budget Car Rental is one of the world's best-known car rental brands with approximately 3,350 locations in more than 120 countries. Budget is an industry leader in providing vehicle rental services to value-conscious travelers and also operates the second-largest truck rental business in the United States, through a network of approximately 1,650 locations. Budget is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world.

  • ASME FutureME Program Grant

    Revised Program to support program development for local activities and events

    The recently revamped ASME FutureME Program Grant (formerly known as the Early Career Forums Grant) is providing early career engineers and recent graduates with a whole new spectrum of career development possibilities and opportunities through innovative and leading edge activities and events.

    For years the ASME Early Career Forums offered a venue for early career engineers to network, learn and share experiences and knowledge, and ultimately it served as a source of inspiration for the ECE Programming Committee to explore new concepts and ideas to take this experience to a whole new level, and that’s what led us to develop the ASME FutureME Program Grant. It’s meant to challenge event participants and organizers to explore and propose new models and strategies that aim to advance the state of the art of career development techniques.

    This program is the result of a joint effort between the ECE Programming Committee and the ASME Old Guard Committee. Thanks to this partnership ASME has been able to offer throughout the years a solid and effective platform that provides the planning expertise and guidance, and the financial support necessary to ASME units for the development and organization of activities and programs dedicated to aid the transition from university to professional life.

    One of the main goals of the ECE Programming Committee is to pursue the new ASME FutureME Program Grant model to re-innovate and expand its outreach, by offering a more diversified palette of products and opportunities for a larger audience with different interests and styles but with career goals and needs in common. The ASME FutureME Program Grant marks the evolution from a conference like only model to one that allows the activity organizers to work together with the FutureME Program Grant team and propose and develop the programs that best suit the needs and interests of its customer, the possibilities are vast.

    The organizers of an Early Career event held in Venezuela (the first to be hosted outside the US) said, “this event opened our eyes and helped us and the participants gain a new perspective about the real engineering world, something that we don’t get to experience very often as in the early stages of our careers, events like these are necessary to create awareness about career development resources and hints for success”.

    Alberto Mazzoleni, organizer of the first European Early Career Forum in Brescia, Italy expressed, “The ECF preparation was first of all a big challenge for the organizing committee members, getting in contact with the different experts and professionals from different domains that we invited as speakers, and get their support and ideas for the event, was something we had never done before. The event was then a great networking moment for all the participants. At that time different visions are put face to face. Young people had the opportunity to taste what it’s like to be a professional engineer and experienced people from industry and academia could better understand the needs and fears of young engineers.”

    How to Apply

    ASME Units interested in applying to the ASME FutureME Program Grant can submit their event proposals year round through the ASME GPS Requisition Tool. The Grant provides up to USD $1,500 for each approved event or activity with the opportunity to get an additional $500 if video or written content of the approved FutureME Program is provided.

    Checkout how your ASME unit can apply today!

    Author: Andres RONDON, Laboratoire d'Imagerie Biomédicale (LIB), UPMC Sorbonne Universités Paris, France