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  • Student Honors & Awards: Call for Nominations

    CHARLES T. MAIN STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARD 
    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



    OUTSTANDING STUDENT SECTION ADVISOR AWARD
    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




    ARTHUR L. WILLISTON AWARD
    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.  



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  • 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 underway.

    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!

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  • Connecting to the IGTI Student Advisory Committee

    2016 – 2017 Student Advisory Committee Leadership

    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 at 
    sac.igti@gmail.com or join our ASME Community.




    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.

     
    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).  Abstracts are due December 31, 2016 to the webtool located on the TE 2017 website.

    For the past two years, the SAC has been proud to offer travel awards to support student travel and attendance at the conference. This year, travel awards up to $2000 will be given to the top 40 applicants. Please check the student page on the Turbo Expo 2017 website in the coming months for details on how to apply for a travel award.

    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
    at sac.igti@gmail.com. 
     
    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.

     
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  • EARLY MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL DRAWING - WIN A 3D PRINTER

    This year, ASME is rewarding members like you who renew early with 2 opportunities to win a valuable prize. Plus, members who renew online will get 3 EXTRA entries. The sooner you renew your membership the more chances you have to win*.

    Win 1 of 2 Flashforge Finder 3D Printers
    Drawing Date: October 1st



    ($499 Value)
    Please renew today by going to go.asme.org/renew or if you have any questions regarding your ASME Membership, please contact Customer Care or by phone: (800) 843-2763 or +1 646-616-3100.
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  • New eBooks on The ASME Digital Collection

    New eBooks on The ASME Digital Collection
    co-published with Wiley

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


    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

     
    Fundamentals of Mechanical Vibrations
    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.

     
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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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  • Increase Your Productivity with AccessEngineering


    ASME has teamed with McGraw-Hill Education to provide AccessEngineering as a free benefit for all Society members. AccessEngineering features more than 600 titles, including such essential handbooks such as Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical EngineersPerry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, the Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers and the Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers, as well as a variety of operations management titles to assist you with your engineering problems, research, and projects. Most titles come embedded with calculator tools, interactive graphs, and downloadable tables. Learn more 
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  • 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

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  • 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:

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

    You need to be at COMS 2016 to:


    ·       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.


    ·       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.
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  • 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


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  • 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.

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