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  • Register for R&D Webcast...

     Webcast: Status of the FY16 Federal Research and Development Budget

    To learn more about federal R&D and how it relates to mechanical engineering join a 1-hour webcast on May 20th at 12PM EDT on the “Fiscal Year 2016 Federal Research and Development Budget”. The featured present will be Matthew Hourihan, R&D Budget Director at the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS). To register, please go to: http://bit.ly/R-DWebcast.

    For those of you not able to make the LIVE webcast, please feel free to go ahead and register, and the archived version of the webcast link will be sent to you once it is available.
  • ASME FutureME Video Contest

    ASME FutureME Video Contest Announcement of Winning Videos

    Designed to give working engineers the opportunity to share their career experiences and learn from others in a creative way ASME introduced the FutureME Video Contest.

    The contest was open for submissions from Jan. 1–April 1, 2015. Engineers who earned an engineering degree with professional work experience were encouraged to submit a video as an individual or as a team.

    Contest participants were asked to respond to the following theme, "What I wish I'd known about engineering when I entered the work force."

    We are proud to announce the 3 winning videos;

    1st place winner Irene Garcia wins $1200

    Irene Garcia is a Mechanical and Materials Engineer, working in REPSOL since 1998. She has 15+ years of design experience in pressure vessel and piping. She is a specialist in fabrication and quality control of pressure vessels. Her expertise with the specifications and codes and the application of inspection technics add value to the execution of new projects in REPSOL.

    Since 2007, she attended ASME PVP Conferences, where she was an active member in ASME PVP Materials and Fabrication Committee for 5 years. From 2012, she attends ASME Code Weeks, and she has recently become a Member of the Resource Development Group (BPV VIII).

    She has authored and co-authored several technical papers in ASME and CESOL (Spanish Welding Association). She teaches engineering courses at REPSOL and CESOL.

    2nd place winner Harsh Dilipkumar Vyas wins $600

    Harsh Dilipkumar Vyas works as a design engineer at Tirth Agro Technology Pvt. Ltd, INDIA where he works in product modelling and detailing GD&T.  After completing a degree in Mechanical Engineering with distinction he worked as an operations engineer in the utility department for Nirma Ltd. in Bhavnagar, Gujarat, INDIA. He joined ASME in 2011 as a student serving as a Vice Chair for the first student section established at B.H. Gardi College Of Engineering & Technology in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat, INDIA.  

    3rd place winner Nishant Rajeshkumar Trivedi wins $200

    Mr. Nishant R Trivedi is a Product Design Engineer at India Technology Center, ITT Corporation India Pvt. Ltd., looking for the Live Order Development of API Pump Group projects for the global oil and gas industry market, Customized full Pump package as per customer on site requirements.

    Mr. Trivedi graduated in 2013 from B.H.Gardi College of Engineering and Technology, Rajkot, Gujarat, India with a degree in Mechanical Engineer. He joined Macpower CNC Machines Pvt. Ltd., as a Design Engineer and was responsible for the Design Evolution, Machine modelling, and confirms the new product specification as per the market needs. Mr. Trivedi is an active professional member of ASME. Recently he served as ISHOW supporter for the ASME ISHOW event 2015 in Pune, India. 

    Thanks to all of our participants!
  • ASME Turbo Expo 2015 Pre-Conference Workshops

    Registration is available at an additional cost and can be done as part of the normal registration process.
    Saturday & Sunday, June 13 & 14, 2015, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Earn 14 Professional Development Hours (PDH’s) and receive a certificate of completion.

    Who Should Attend
    The content of this workshop is oriented towards junior and experienced engineers and researchers involved in the field of multidisciplinary design and looking for innovative numerical solutions for complex multi-criteria design problems. The workshop is introductory and does not require any prior knowledge on optimization techniques.
    Instructor Biography:
    Dr. Tom Verstraete, Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics
    Prof. Li He, Oxford University

    Gas Turbine Aerothermodynamics and Performance Calculations
    Saturday, June 13, 2015, 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
    Earn 9 Professional Development Hours (PDH’s) and receive a certificate of completion.

    Who Should Attend
    Engineers involved in the design, development, and application of gas turbine engines and turbo-machinery including those working for gas turbine/turbomachinery manufacturers, aircraft companies, academia, and utilities.

    Instructor's Biographies:
    Syed J. Khalid, Parametric Solutions Inc.
    Saturday, June 13, 2015, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Earn 4 Professional Development Hours (PDH’s) and receive a certificate of completion.
    Who Should Attend
    The target audience includes Instrumentation, Heat Transfer, Durability and Project Engineers who have an invested interest in understanding available wireless capabilities for temperature measurement in turbo machinery leading to analytical model verification and the relative costs and benefits of those options.
    Instructor Biography:
    Anastasia Thomas, Sr. Consultant, Operations UK and Europe, LG Tech-Link, LLC
    Edward Ginzbursky, Principle Consultant, LG Tech-Link, LLC.
    Sunday, June 14, 2015, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Earn 7 Professional Development Hours (PDH’s) and receive a certificate of completion.

    Who Should Attend
    Engineers involved in the design of internally cooled high-temperature components of advanced gas turbines, including those who are developing physics-based methods and tools to carry out such designs.

    Dr. Bijay (BJ) K. Sultanian, Ph.D., PE, MBA
    Takaniki Communications, LLC
    University of Central Florida

    Sunday, June 14, 2015, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Earn 7 Professional Development Hours (PDH’s) and receive a certificate of completion.

    Who Should Attend
    Users & designers of compressors equipment, and practicing engineers who would like to know more about the real world applications of aerodynamics and rotordynamics. A basic understanding of rotating equipment is preferred.

    Instructor Biography:
    Jim Hitt, Ingersoll Rand Engineered Centrifugal Compression
    Anand Srinivasan, Ingersoll Rand Engineered Centrifugal Compression
    Sunday, June 14, 2015, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Earn 7 Professional Development Hours (PDH’s) and receive a certificate of completion.

    Who Should Attend
    Engineers and managers involved with the life cycle management, repair/overhaul and design of gas turbine engine components. The participants should possess some basic knowledge of gas turbine structural components and materials used to manufacture these components.

    Instructor Biography:
    Ashok Koul, Ph.D, P.Eng., FASM, Life Prediction Technologies Inc
    Avisekh Banerjee, Ph.D, P.Eng., Life Prediction Technologies Inc
    Earn 7 Professional Development Hours (PDH’s) and receive a certificate of completion.

    Who Should Attend
    Young and fresh engineers handling industrial energy or Cogeneration/CHP projects, those involved in gas turbines or waste heat recovery applications, engineering & constructions companies involved in cogeneration and district energy projects, government policy and regulatory staff, Cogeneration/CHP project developers, and users of cogeneration systems.

    Instructor Biography:
    Rakesh Bhargava, Ph. D., Innovative Turbomachinery Technologies Corp
    Cyrus Meher-Homji, P.E., Bechtel Corporation
    Manfred Klein, MA Klein & Assoc

    Steve Ingistov, P.E., Watson Cogeneration Company
  • 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

  • Early Career Engineers @ #IMECE2015

     “Dozens of hot topics.” “Lots of new ideas.” “One great learning experience.” That’s what participants say is the best part of attending ASME’s International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE). This year, we will gather November 13 – 19 in Houston, and discuss advances in the field as well as honor historic moments in mechanical engineering.
    For more than 100 years, IMECE has played a significant role in stimulating innovation—across 20+ mechanical engineering disciplines—from basic discovery to translational application. This innovation goes back to the early 1900s, when Willis Carrier presented his paper at the meeting we now know as IMECE on what many scientists consider to be the most significant document on air conditioning. Carrier's invention transformed quality of life around the world and continues to impact how we work today.
    Carrier’s air conditioning paper is just one example of the innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration IMECE is known for. Join the best-of-the-best innovators in mechanical engineering in Houston this November and create history with us.
    You Can Be Part of the Buzz
    • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
    Visit www.asmeconferences.org/IMECE2015 for more information and program updates.
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  • ASME WorksmartSM----An Enhanced Data Search

    The ASME WorksmartSM online reference tool is where Members go to find answers they need and data they can trust. It provides the critical analytical & search tools necessary to make knowledge discoverable and actionable so that mechanical engineers can find the trusted answers that allow them to innovate and problem solve. ASME WorkSmart now gives Members access to Engineering Intelligence on Demand!
    New! An enhanced Data Search now delivers greater precision for Material Property searches.  

    Try it today!
  • Advanced Manufacturing to be the Focus of Conferences

    Over the past several years, ASME has developed a number of initiatives promoting advanced manufacturing, including the Advanced Design and Manufacturing Impact Forum program conducted in in Buffalo, N.Y., and the recent Advanced Manufacturing Fellowship at America Makes. This year, the Society continues this commitment by offering two conferences on the subject: the Additive Manufacturing + 3D Printing–India Conference & Exposition, to be held in April in India, and the North American Additive Manufacturing + 3D Printing (AM3D) Conference and Exposition in Boston this August.

  • ASME 2015 Verification and Validation Symposium

     Attend the symposium (May 13-15, 2015) dedicated entirely to the emerging field of verification, validation, and uncertainty quantification of computational modeling and simulations. Now in its fourth year, this unique event brings together engineers and scientists from a wide-variety of disciplines and industries to exchange ideas and methods for verification of codes and solutions, simulation validation, and assessment of uncertainties in mathematical models, computational solutions, and experimental data.  
  • 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. 
  • ASME Membership Certificate

    You deserve a framed ASME Membership Certificate.  Treat yourself to one today.   An ASME Membership Certificate lets others know you are a member of the most respected professional mechanical engineering organization in the world! Available in three styles, certificates are perfect for display in your office or home. Learn more and order your certificate now: http://go.asme.org/MembershipCertificate

  • Watch On-Demand: The Engineering for Global Development Impact Forum

    Emerging markets are thought to be the engines of global economic development for the next 20 years. Given the rapid rate at which these economies are projected to grow and the compelling social/ economic/environmental challenges they face, research in engineering design is in high demand, providing a basis for new technologies and solutions to meet the needs of consumers throughout the entire economic pyramid.

    This forum highlights cutting-edge engineering research and design initiatives for emerging markets and the critical role advanced manufacturing plays in bringing these technologies to market. Speakers discuss the creation, modeling and validation of design for developing countries that help ensure access to energy, clean water, effective sanitation and healthcare.

    Learn more about this Forum and its' Presenters/Topics by clicking below:
  • ASME Mentoring Program

    Get valuable career advice from a mechanical engineering professional!

    The ASME Mentoring Program is designed to provide rewarding experiences that both mentor and mentee can learn and grow from. This is a unique opportunity for you to get career-guiding and other advice from  an engineering professional with broader experience or more advanced skills. Benefit and learn from your  Mentor’s real-life expertise, while ;sharing your own valuable insight and perspective! 

    Participating in the program is easy with our Web-based platform, made available through a partnership with WisdomShare™.Our targeted matching system will pair you based on your personal preferences with a Mentor who can provide anything from general advice to a fresh point-of-view. Someone who can help identify the right training or niche in mechanical engineering, or even assist with finding a non-traditional career path.

    The valuable insight you can gain by participating in the ASME Mentoring program can have a positive impact on your career and your life for years to come!

    If you are ready for a most rewarding experience, please go to: go.asme.org/mentoring to become an ASME Mentor or Mentee.