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  • ACIER Book Series – Call for Chapter Proposals – 2nd Volume of ASME-CIE Book Series

    Become a Contributor to new Book Series

    Submit a chapter proposal for a new book series: Advances in Computers and Information in Engineering Research

    Online Submission for Chapter Proposals
    Manuscript deadline February 28, 2017

    An additional team of technical editors who will be responsible for specific thematic areas will also edit each volume of the series.



    Sales Objectives & Mission

    This book series aims to capture advances in computers and information in engineering research. The books will be published in both traditional and e-book forms. The contributions in this series are expected to also serve as tools that will enable engineers not only to read but also to experience the fruits of authors' research by providing software or animations or videos that will be hosted on our deployment web site of ACIER.


    The intended audience is primarily the academic, governmental and industrial mechanical engineering and computational science communities interested in recent research advances as they relate to computational and information technologies associated with engineering design along with product and process development.

    Thematic Content

    The series will focus on advances in computational methods, algorithms, tools, and processes on the cutting edge of research and development as they have been reported during the last five annual CIE conferences. The series will provide a resource for enhancing engineering practice by enabling the understanding and the application of evolving and emerging technologies that impact critical engineering issues related to the topics and themes under CIE’s technical committees' areas of interest (but not limited to) as shown below:

    Advanced Modeling and Simulation

    Discretization Methods (Finite Element Analysis, Mesh-Free Methods etc.) • Inverse Methods • Model Identification • Symbolic Computing • High Performance Computing • Methods for Computational Metrology • Computational Multiphysics

    Computer-Aided Product and Process Development
    CAD & Geometric Modeling • Computer-Aided Manufacturing • Collaborative and Concurrent Engineering • Emotional Engineering • Computer Aided Industrial Design • Design Automation

    Systems Engineering, Information and Knowledge Management
    Information Modeling and Exchange • Product Lifecycle Management • Knowledge-capture and reuse • Business Process Design, Integration, Deployment and Management • Systems Engineering

    Virtual Environments and Systems

    Augmented & Mixed Reality Systems • Collaborative & Networked Virtual Environments • VR in Product Conceptu-alization & Design • Virtual Process Planning • Virtual Assembly & Maintenance • Haptic & Multi-touch Interaction

    Important Dates

    • Manuscript proposal for book chapter (1-3 pages): February 28, 2017 
    • Notification to authors of submitted chapters: April 15, 2017
    • First Draft of the chapters from authors: October 15, 2017
    • Reviews back to authors: January 30, 2018
    • Revised Chapters back from authors: February 28, 2018
    • Final notification to the authors: March 25, 2017

    More details and Online Submission

    Submit your chapter proposal


    Please e-mail all inquiries to:

  • Access Engineering

    AccessEngineering, powered by McGraw-Hill Education, features over 650 titles spanning all disciplines of engineering. Titles include essential handbooks such as: Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers; Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook; Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers; Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers, just to name a few, plus a variety of operations management titles including Six Sigma, to assist you with your engineering problems, research, and projects. Most titles come embedded with calculator tools, interactive graphs, and downloadable tables.
    Are you taking advantage of AccessEngineering - ASME’s FREE Members Only benefit? See what’s new by logging into AccessEngineering at

  • IGTI/Turbo Expo Supporting Student Participation-- Apply Today

    DEADLINE MARCH 1, 2017

    Three Opportunities for Students to Apply

    #1 - Technical Committee Student Liaison
    Applications are now being accepted for student liaisons designed to encourage interaction between the Student Advisory Committee (SAC) and the ASME IGTI technical committees. The student will be expected to serve as a link between the SAC and the leadership of the technical committee to which they are assigned. The potential outcomes of this relationship include, but are not limited to, collaboration for future tutorial sessions at IGTI Turbo Expo, communication of ideas and announcements between the SAC and the technical committee, and opportunities for professional development. Applicants for these positions must be students who are or plan to be members of the SAC. The liaison will be expected to communicate directly with the leadership of the technical committee to which they are assigned. Further, the liaison should be in attendance at the ASME IGTI Turbo Expo 2017 Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina USA. Because attendance at Turbo Expo may not be guaranteed, applicants should apply with the intention to attend Turbo Expo 2017. Communication with the SAC leadership team may be requested prior to, during, and following Turbo Expo. The service period will extend from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018. To apply for a position as a liaison to the IGTI technical committees on behalf of SAC, please submit a resume or CV with the application to the SAC via email at by March 1, 2017. If several applicants desire to represent the same technical committee, the SAC leadership team will choose representatives based on the contents of this application. You will be notified of the status of your application by March 31, 2017.

    #2 – Student Advisory Committee Travel Award
    The SAC is pleased to announce that 20 Student Advisory Committee Travel Awards (SACTA), worth up to $2,000 each, have been made available to cover or partially cover student travel expenses to Turbo Expo 2017, with priority given to students who both participate in the conference and actively contribute to the growth of the SAC. Applicants for these awards must be seeking a degree and must be or plan to be members of the SAC. The applicant must agree to participate in the SAC Annual Meeting at Turbo Expo 2017 and willing to help SAC leadership team to review and set-up student posters. Communication with the SAC leadership team may be requested prior to, during, and following Turbo Expo 2017. Students interested in this award must fill out the application and submit all relevant documents in one PDF file to by March 1, 2017. All applicants will be notified of the decision on their application by March 31, 2017.
    #3 - Young Engineer Turbo Expo Participation Award
    The ASME IGTI Young Engineer Turbo Expo Participation Award (YETEP) 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 a way for more to participate in the annual Turbo Expo. This year up to 20 awards have been made available.

    For 2017, ASME IGTI will provide YETEP Award winners with:
    • One Complimentary ASME Turbo Expo Technical Conference Registration
    • Complimentary hotel accommodations (Sunday to Friday)
    • Up to $2,000 toward approved travel expenses
    The nominee must have obtained an academic degree (Bachelor, Master, PhD, or equivalent degrees) in an engineering discipline related to turbomachinery within five years from the year of the Turbo Expo that the applicant wishes to attend. The research results the applicant wishes to present at the conference can have been obtained either while pursuing an academic degree, or afterwards (students, professionals or young academics are eligible). The nomination deadline for this award is March 1, 2017.
    (281) 810-5451

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 17, 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.


    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
    • Energy
    • 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



  • 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.  

  • 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.