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  • ASME IShow: Call for Applications

    ASME Innovation Showcase: Applications Open (Feb 1st – March 16 2016)

    Start your engines, robots, and devices - it's time for a little competition. We're excited to announce the 2016 ASME Innovation Showcase (ISHOW). The ASME ISHOW is a global competition for “hardware led social innovation” – that is, those creating physical products that will have a social or environmental impact. Finalists will be invited to our showcase events in India, Kenya, & USA to pitch their prototypes to industry experts and investors. Winners will share $500,000 in seed grants and technical assistance. Find out more and apply at www.thisishardware.org, watch our 2015 video review and follow us on twitter @asmeishow. 

  • 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 Your Digital Manufacturing Ideas
    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: March 15, 2016 

    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.
  • ASME Membership Presents: An Introduction to AccessEngineering

    AccessEngineering is an online reference tool which provides answers for engineers across all disciplines and is used to find technical information, solve design problems, improve processes, and validate assumptions and much more. ASME Membership would like to share a recorded presentation from a recent live training webinar, free for our members.

    This valuable webinar presentation shares:
    • An introduction and overview to the AccessEngineering subscription, including highlights from the 600+ technical titles spanning all disciplines of engineering
    • A revealing demonstration of the power of AccessEngineering search, with tips and tricks to get quick and reliable answers to practical engineering problems
    • The secrets of AccessEngineering's embedded interactive tools that help you use and apply the data you find right on your screen
    • …And so much more!
    Remember, this recorded presentation is FREE with your ASME Membership!

    View Presentation

  • Student and Young Engineer Travel Awards for ASME Turbo Expo 2016 in Seoul, South Korea

    Young Engineer Travel Award (YETA)
    The Nomination deadline for ASME Turbo Expo 2016 - March 1, 2016.  The ASME IGTI Young Engineer Travel Award 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 travel funding to those who cannot attend the conference without this assistance. 

    For 2016, ASME IGTI will provide Young Engineer Travel Award winners with: 

            One Complimentary ASME Turbo Expo Technical Conference Registration
            Complimentary hotel accommodations (Sunday to Friday)
            Up to $1,000 towards approved travel expenses

    The nominee must have completed the research to be presented at the Turbo Expo while seeking a degree at a university. At the time which the application for the travel award is made, the applicant may be a student, post-doc, or practicing engineer. If the applicant is a post-doc or practicing engineer, he/she must be within two years of having completed his/her degree at the time the paper is presented at Turbo Expo.

    Student Advisory Committee Travel Award (SACTA)
    The Student Advisory Committee (SAC) represents the interest of the students who attend ASME Turbo Expo and serves as a student-specific liaison to the ASME IGTI Board. The Committee engages students by creating student-oriented programs at ASME Turbo Expo, such as poster presentations, tutorial sessions and activities that facilitate student interaction and networking with industry professionals.
    This year ASME IGTI SAC is sponsoring up to 20 travel awards for students who actively contribute to the growth of the committee. The awards are reimbursement awards that cover up to $2,000 of travel expenses for the recipients attending ASME Turbo Expo 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. To apply for the Student Advisory Committee (SAC) travel award, please submit all documents in one PDF file to sac.igti@gmail.com by March 1, 2016. All applicants will be notified of the decision on their application by March 31, 2016.
    For more information on the award opportunity or to download the application, visit: https://www.asme.org/events/turbo-expo/program/students
  • 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.

  • FutureME Video Series

    Online Video Series Exploring Relevant Technical Concepts, Industry Trends, and Workforce Development Issues

    When publishing new FutureME videos we aim to provide quality content that informs and reaches out to students and early career engineers. This is why in recent months we have made it easier to find and navigate new videos being published to our website as our library of content continues to grow. 

    ASME FutureME Video Series is designed to give early career engineers the opportunity to learn from featured experts and professionals while exploring relevant technical concepts, industry trends, and workplace development issues. This online series will also provide insight into career path guidance, network building, and steps in career advancement and management allowing for professional and personal growth.

    Here's how it works, within each series below there is a link which takes you to the latest video of that series. There you will find a list of all the videos within the series in the right navigation of the webpage.

    When going through the beginning of an engineering career there is advice everyone wishes they knew. With discussions and interviews this package of videos gives advice such that someone in their early career can get ahead of the game. Learn how to approach interviews, expectations to have when entering the working world, experiences that advance careers, how to maintain work, and how to liberate opportunities. With the perspectives of various engineers who have succeeded by learning from their own experiences, viewing should reap the reward of wise advice.
    Watch the latest video... 


    The newest innovations are ready for future engineers to benefit from, and that includes additive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing is the process of joining materials to make objects from 3D model data and is most referred to as 3D printing. Learn from the panel exactly how additive manufacturing fits in with the history of manufacturing practices, what sorts of standards will be needed to incorporate these new technologies, and how does the future engineer fit in with this young technology. New problems in industry and academia are surfacing with the use of 3D printers and these videos ask the future engineer to be a part of the effort to solve those issue.

    The future is now with all the new energy related innovations that give potential solutions for the new engineer to solve major issues, all they need to do is grasp for them. This set of videos will teach its viewer what such innovations are and problems behind them. Energy related innovations included are in thermal energy, energy storage, solar solutions, and biofuels. Not only are there technical lessons to glean but also lessons about energy systems. With these tools the viewer should be able to follow up with what problems interest them.

    There are distinct specializations that can be entertained after graduating with a degree in engineering. This package of videos gives a sampling of paths which some engineers may wish to go down. This exciting assortment of paths include aerospace, bioengineering, systems of design, process safety, and the fossil fuel industry. Sometimes non-traditional routes are taken where an engineering background can help with starting a not for profit with specific technologies or going into advocacy within the political realm. With all of these choices an engineer has a lot to decide from, which might as well be discovered early in an engineer’s career. 

    Navigating workflow for an engineer is difficult, which is why industrial and Systems engineering helps by making a framework where all coworkers can help with a design from inception to the end user. These videos cover some ways to think about the methods of an engineer, ways of increasing efficiency, what these methods can accomplish, and what engineers in their early career should do to use these systems. By looking at the larger culture that the engineer works in one can gain a perspective from a systematic approach. 

    In a field with so many specialized people with a diversity of knowledge, engineering requires an open dialogue with everyone from the design team, to people working in finance, your manager, and those outside of engineering. The videos present different contexts and tips to how engineers need to communicate. The early engineer should be equipped with the capabilities to make a good first impression, collaborate, and learning from others. The act of communicating will be needed whether or not one is sociable, so it is pivotal to start practicing. 
    Watch the latest video... 

    Every ability that an engineer has can be honed to avoid mistakes and advance that engineer’s career. These videos mark the importance for people in their early careers to heed the advice of what skills should be honed for specified tasks. The experiences of entrepreneurship, supervising for a development company, traveling the globe, risk taking, solving problems, and hone skills that are countless and beneficial to the engineer. 
    Watch the latest video... 

    The reflections of a group of engineers can give some of the most learned advice that will inspire action. Luckily, those reflections were recorded and are made available in these videos. Learn from those who went through the unknown of the their career, those with ASME by their side, people who came to grips with their imperfections, people found they can rely on others, and those that have experienced the fun reward of helping others. Listen to those that speak from the heart about the lessons learn from an engineering career.

  • 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