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  • NEW at Turbo Expo – AM3D Day


    Presented by ASME Gas Turbine Segment
     
    Wednesday, June 28
    Join us at Turbo Expo for AM3D Day! Learn how additive manufacturing (AM) is impacting the development of gas turbines, its effect on both the development and production of turbine components, and the opportunities for this technology in the gas turbine application. A relatively new technology to the gas turbine industry, AM is having important impacts on the development of gas turbine components and potential impacts on gas turbine repair.
     
    AM is already revolutionizing the gas turbine industry by:

    -          Enabling new design and material freedoms

    -          Shortening the development cycle of gas turbines

    -          Reducing prototype and testing costs and producing parts more easily

    -          Increasing speed-to-market

    -          Enabling increased performance through novel design

     
    The day will consist of a plenary session from industry leaders, disciplinary panel sessions, specialized exhibits.

     
    For more information visit our website.
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  • ASME FutureME Mini-Talks at 2017 Power & Energy/ICOPE - Turbo Expo Conferences

    Join the ECE Programming Committee and the IGTI Student Advisory Committee for a 90-minute social experience!

    You will have the opportunity to hear three short, inspiring mini-talks given in an informal setting by experienced early career engineers sharing their perspectives on career development.  learn more...
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  • Engineering Technology Education in the United States



    After a two-year study, the Committee on Engineering Technology Education in the United States under the auspices of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), has published its report, Engineering Technology Education in the United States, detailing the status, role, and needs of engineering technology (ET) education.

    The study was discussed at a recent Capitol Hill briefing held in March with remarks from Katharine Frase, NAE Committee Co-Chair and IBM Corporation (ret.), Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY), Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), Co-Chair, House Manufacturing Caucus, and Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY), Co-Chair, House Manufacturing Caucus.

    The emergence and growth in engineering technology (ET) degrees is due to these factors: (1) America’s desire to maintain its preeminence as a leader in technology and innovation; (2) a series of engineering education reports; (3) the development of technical institutes; (4) the expansion of the junior and community college programs in technical education; and (5) the movement of U.S. engineering education toward curricula that emphasize science knowledge and theory and advanced mathematics. The convergence of the first three factors provided the impetus for the creation of the 2-year ET programs that exist and when adding in the last two factors 4 year ET programs were created.

     
    However, there is an overlap between engineering and ET since both emphasize math and science, engineering technology classes will emphasize the application of engineering techniques, and the engineering courses will focus on the development of concepts. ET work with technicians, engineers and scientists as an integral part of the technological teams. Accordingly, the term “technologist” is generally used to distinguish baccalaureate engineering technology graduates from baccalaureate graduates of engineering programs, while those graduating from 2 year program are called ‘technicians.” Nonetheless, this is no consistency in the use of the words “technologist” versus “technician.” Salary ranges for both are in the low $50,000s and relatively stagnant while engineers are seeing average real wages rising 23 percent, from $70,000 to $86,000 annually.

    The report also found a lack of awareness of ET education. This lack of awareness extends into the K-12 education system, and the committee discovered there was little evidence of formal outreach or communication to K-12 teachers, students, or students’ parents concerning ET and its connection to postsecondary education and employment. Plus confusion as to the differences between those with ET training versus engineering training.
     
    There were 5 recommendations from the report:
     
    Recommendation 1: Within academia, it is critical for leaders of 2-year and 4-year ET programs to engage more meaningfully in discussion with leaders in postsecondary engineering education about the similarities and differences between the two variants of engineering and how they might complement one another while serving the interests of a diverse student population.
     
    Recommendation 2: The ET education community should consider ways to make the field’s value proposition more evident to K-12 teachers, students, and students’ parents, as well as to employers. For example, new messaging could be developed that could rebranding ET as
    “applied engineering” and simplifying degree nomenclature.
     
    Recommendation 3: Research is needed to understand the reason certain segments of the population graduate at higher frequencies from ET programs than from engineering programs and the reason women are even less engaged in ET than they are in engineering. Understanding the underlying reasoning, could further enhance programs in both domains of engineering to attract and retain more diverse students.
     
    Recommendation 4: Research is also needed to better understand the reasons for the apparent loose coupling of degree attainment and employment in engineering technology and this research might consider how factors like the salary differential between ET and engineering jobs and lack of ET wage growth may be influencing students’ academic and career choices.
     
    Recommendation 5: The National Center for Education Statistics should consider collecting more comprehensive survey data on individuals participating in sub-baccalaureate postsecondary education.
     
    Download a free copy of the full report.
     
     
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  • New Volume added to Nuclear Engineering Division monograph series

    Nuclear Reactor Thermal-Hydraulics: Past, Present and Future by Pradip Saha

     This monograph summarizes the major developments on nuclear reactor thermal-hydraulics over the last fifty years, primarily for the water-cooled reactors, and provides a direction for the future thermal-hydraulic developments for water-cooled, including small modular reactors or SMR, and Generation IV reactors.

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  • CHECK OUT the New Spring 2017 Training eCatalog and SAVE!

     
     
    SAVE 10% on your ASME Training Course Order
    Use Promo Code 17SPRING 
    see inside cover for details
     
    ASME Training & Development schedules courses in different cities throughout North America and Europe, covering multiple technologies and disciplines ranging from fundamental to advanced levels. Most ASME code courses are developed and taught by ASME Code Committee members who understand and can communicate applicable relevance – and the impact on safety, quality and integrity.

    To learn more about courses – including location and subject matter – click below for the downloadable Spring 2017 ASME Course eCatalog.
     



    Special Offer to Non-ASME Members:
     
    Attendees of any ASME Training & Development public course registered as non-ASME members will receive a FREE one-year ASME membership – currently valued at up to USD151– following completion of an application form which will be sent to non-ASME members after the program.
     
    All ASME members will continue to enjoy the special “Member Only” discounts off the List Price on most ASME Training & Development public courses and eLearning programs.
     
    Forward to Your Colleagues!
     
    For information in the USA, Canada or Mexico,
    call +1-800-843-2763 or email us at ASMEtraining@asme.org
     
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  • Access Engineering


    Discover AccessEngineering’s Essential Manufacturing Resources

    AccessEngineering is a world-class online engineering reference tool brought to you by ASME and McGraw-Hill Education.

    • Free unlimited access exclusively for ASME members
    • Dynamic features include calculators, interactive graphs, downloadable tables, videos, tutorials and more
    • Over 675 titles covering every engineering discipline, with 47 titles on manufacturing and related technologies

    A few examples of manufacturing/process related titles:

    • Design for Manufacturability Handbook, Second Edition From raw materials ... to machining and casting ... to assembly and finishing, this classic guide will introduce you to the principles and procedures for developing high-quality products for the lowest possible cost.

    • Working Guide to Process Equipment, Fourth Edition Applicable to a broad range of technicians and industries and fully updated throughout, this guide explains how to diagnose, troubleshoot, and correct problems with chemical and petroleum refining process equipment.

    • Maynard’s Industrial Engineering Handbook, Fifth Edition This is the 155-chapter, 2,000+ page pacesetter of the industrial engineering field – it’s nothing less than the most in-depth, hands-on reference available for manufacturing engineers.

    • Manufacturing Engineering Handbook, Second Edition This revised guide on traditional, advanced, and emerging manufacturing engineering technologies, principles, and applications shows how to optimize all aspects of the global manufacturing process.

    Are you taking advantage of AccessEngineering - ASME’s FREE Members Only benefit? See what’s new by logging into AccessEngineering at go.asme.org/AccessEngineering



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  • 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.



     
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  • 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.
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  • ASME’S PUBLIC POLICY EDUCATION CENTER

    GET YOUR DAILY DOSE TO STAY INFORMED

    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.


    WEBINAR HIGHLIGHTING ASME FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FELLOWSHIPS: “ENGINEERS AND PUBLIC POLICY:  A DYNAMIC COMBINATION”

    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. 
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  • 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.
     
    Avis Car Rental operates one of the world's best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,450 locations in more than 165 countries. Avis has a long history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world's top brands for customer loyalty. Avis is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world.



     


    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.

     
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