Quantcast ME Today | ASME Engineering Network

Official ASME Group

ME Today

a publication for early career engineers
New Blog Post

Enter the date that this post should be published.

Are you sure?

Are you sure you want to delete this file? This action is irreversible.

News & Updates

  • Design of Human-Powered Vehicles (2016)

    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.

    Download sample pages below:

  • COMMERCIALIZE emerging technologies.CREATE global solutions.TRANSFORM lives.


    The transfer of technology from the research lab to the marketplace can be a daunting process. But, it doesn’t need to be. Now in its 21st year, The Commercialization of Micro, Nano, and Emerging Technologies Conference (COMS) is a hands-on, practical meeting to assist you in bringing your research to market, finding new customers and networking with investors, suppliers and other entrepreneurs.
    You need to be at COMS 2016 to:

    ·       Pitch your idea to a panel of experts: Submit your pitch proposal by June 13 for the COMS Young Technology Award Contest and Boot Camp.

    The top entry will receive the Young Technology Award Jury Prize of $5,000. Runners-up will receive $500 prizes.

    ·       Gain insight on how to bring your products to market, find new customers, or the perfect development partner. Check out the latest program updates.

    ·       Learn from leading entrepreneurs in the field who will present case studies, offer guidance, and discuss the latest trends: View the latest speakers in the COMS 2016 program.

    ·       Present your work to an audience of leaders in business and technology in the Poster Competition. Poster abstracts are due June 13.

    ·       Meet with researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors from every sector in an atmosphere designed for business development.


    More About COMS
    COMS 2016 is a joint conference between ASME and MANCEF designed to bring the latest information on micro and nanotechnology transfer, manufacturing processes, facilities, infrastructure, investment, applications and markets. Regulatory issues, social implications, education and workforce development also will be covered.
    Visit go.asme.org/coms for more updates and information.
  • Women in Engineering Lunch at Power & Energy/ICONE

  • Entrepreneurship Titles added to AccessEngineering

    AccessEngineering, powered by McGraw-Hill Education, featuring over 600 titles spanning all disciplines of engineering, now includes new Entrepreneurship titles that help you bring your ideas to market, such as Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs and Business Plans that Work. Additionally, AccessEngineering continues to provide trending engineering content including Natural Gas Pipeline Flow Calculations, Fluid Flow Handbook, and more!
    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
  • ASME IGTI Student Scholarship Program

    download application form 
    Deadline is June 15, 2016 

    Introduction and Purpose
    ASME International Gas Turbine Institute has a long and proud history of providing scholarships to students who show promise in the turbomachinery field. The aim is to attract young talent to the profession and reward their commitment, favoring their upcoming enrollment and active participation. ASME IGTI has supplied more than $1 million dollars to fund these scholarships over the years. In the 2016-2017 school year up to 20 scholarships at $2,000 each will be awarded. The scholarship is to be used for tuition, books, and other university expenses. The check will be made out to the university on the student’s behalf. The student application deadline is June 15, 2016. Scholarship winners will be notified by the end of October 2016. Scholarships will be dispersed in November.

    Eligibility of the Applicants
    The nominee must be pursuing an academic degree (bachelor’s, master’s, Ph.D., or equivalent degrees) in an engineering discipline related to turbomachinery. Students must be currently registered at an accredited university (either U.S. or international). The university must have a gas turbine program of some type, which can mean simply that a gas turbine or power course with a significant gas turbine content is offered.

    Application Requirements
    The application package must contain:

    a) A succinct motivational letter (maximum 1 page) illustrating reasons that should lead to a positive decision by the selection committee

    b) The application form listing data concerning the eligibility of the applicant, duly signed

    c) A nomination form and recommendation letter by the applicant’s academic supervisor, or by an industry professional involved in his/her studies. Student should follow up with nominator to confirm the packet has been sent to ASME.

    d) Any other document the applicant wishes to attach in order to support the application. (Proof of awards and honors, memberships in honorary or professional societies showing offices held, extra-curricular activities, etc.)

    The selection committee rewards brevity: valuable accomplishments are self-explanatory. Fill out the application form and send in one pdf to ASME at igtiawards@asme.org.  
  • ASME Turbo Expo 2016: Seoul , Korea, South at COEX Convention & Exhibition Center

    More Reasons Why students should attend Turbo Expo 2016

    SAC Poster Competition
    Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 12:30 – 2:30 pm
    This is an excellent opportunity to view research and contribute to the continuing conversation on advancements in turbomachinery.

    SAC Panel Session
    Careers in Turbomachinery
    Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

    This panel session features established leaders in industry, academia, and government who have made important contributions to the development and our understanding of gas turbine engines. The panel will address the following:
    ·        What does it take to be successful in each career path?
    ·        What challenges will students face entering these careers?
    ·        Within each career path, what types of opportunities are available?
    Dr. Alexander Mirzamoghadam
    Dr. Lamyaa El-Gabry
    Dr. Klaus Brun
    Dr. Hany Moustapha
    Dr. Seung Jin Song
    SAC Tutorial Session
    The Art of the Peer Review Process: Best Practices for Crafting and Responding to Paper Reviews
    Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
    This tutorial session will discuss the importance of quality peer reviews to the technical community and give best practices for creating reviews that are beneficial to the author(s). Additionally, this tutorial will walk through the steps of the review process and will pose best practices for responding to paper reviews.  Discussion among session participants will be encouraged through the use of example paper reviews. 
    Given by: Dr. Karen Thole

    Early Career Engineer & Student Mixer
    Wednesday, June 15, 2016, Auditorium Foyer, COEX, 6:45 – 8:00 p.m.
    A special and very popular event for rising engineers!  Enjoy complimentary refreshments and network with fellow engineers, including a variety of turbomachinery industry personnel, as well as members of IGTI’s Committees
    Student Member 5-Day – $550
    Student Non-Member 5-Day – $575 
  • I-MECE, U-MECE, We All-MECE in Phoenix

    We’re upping our game as we start planning for ASME’s 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), November 11 – 17 in Phoenix. This year, we’re expanding our program designed for early career engineers to guarantee you get the most out of your IMECE experience.
    Hone Those Career Development Skills
    The ASME FutureME Mini-Talks, scheduled at IMECE on Sunday, November 13, offer speakers and attendees an excellent opportunity for career development and networking, as well as the perfect venue for first-time speakers to hone their presentation skills and gain visibility within the profession. Check out previous Mini-Talks on YouTube.
    Gain Career Advice from Experienced Experts
    We know that truly helpful career advice, such as how to find a new job in a tumultuous economy or how to best leverage skills in different industries, isn’t always discussed. At IMECE, we’re hosting a career workshop designed to address these topics head on and leave you with tangible recommendations to keep your career moving forward.
    Present Your Work and Compete for Prizes
    As micro- and nano-scale phenomena and processes are widely explored across many engineering disciplines, the Society-Wide Micro and Nanotechnology Forum is an opportunity for you to present your research to thousands of IMECE attendees from academia and industry.

    Submit your abstract for poster presentation by visiting Track 20 (Virtual Podium) by July 15, 2016.
    Visit go.asme.org/IMECE for more information and program updates.
  • MTConnect Student Challenge

    The MTConnect Student Challenge is an innovation competition that seeks student-created ideas and applications utilizing the MTConnect Standard.

    Learn more

    ATTENTION: U.S. Undergraduate & Graduate College Students

    Win Cash for Developing a Digital Manufacturing App
    The manufacturing industry is in need of innovative and deployable applications to harness and leverage the data in manufacturing environments using the MTConnect® Standard—an open, royalty-free communications protocol.
    Extended Deadline: July 15, 2016 

    The MTConnect Student Challenge is sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Defense-wide Manufacturing Science and Technology (DMS&T) in partnership with the Departmentof Defense and in conjunction with U.S. Army ARDEC - Benét Labs, the National Center for Defense Manufacturing & Machining (NCDMM), and MTConnect Institute.
  • 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

  • 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.

  • Unwritten Laws of Ethics and Change in Engineering (2015)

    Based on two popular ASME online self-study courses this 103 page book covers Ethics For Engineers:Doing the Right Thing When No One is Looking, and Changing Organizational Culture. Practical case studies and real-world examples are included.

    Order this new book today! 

  • 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