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News & Updates

  • ECLIPSE Internship

    This is an excellent program for those early career engineers who have been in industry from three to ten years.  Application deadline is Jan. 6, 2021, so, you'll have to act quickly.

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  • ASME Scholarships

    Student section members are advised that the scholarship program is now open.  Apply now for this important member benefit.

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  • ASME Milwaukee - January 13, 2021 - Webinar

    On Wednesday, January 13th-(6:00-7:30 PM CST), 2021, ASME Milwaukee offers a free, live webinar.  Tom Fehring, ASME member and author, will discuss some of the innovative engineering accomplishments made in Milwaukee during World War II.

    Click to Register & for More Info → 

  • November 11, 2020 - Webinar - Renewable Energy Development

    The Milwaukee Chapter of ASME wishes to thank Clay Norrbom from Juhl Energy for taking his time to discuss renewable energy.  Using Microsoft Teams with Scott Kramer as moderator, Clay joined us from Maine where he is currently on business.  With 19 participants, Clay covered wind, solar, small hydro and heat and power projects.  The session included a question and answer period.  One PDH was issued for attendance.  

  • ASME Milwaukee - November 11, 2020 - Webinar

    On Wednesday, Nov. 11th, at 6 pm,  ASME Milwaukee offers a free, live webinar presented by Clay Norrbom on Renewable Energy Development.  For more information and to register, click on the following link:



  • Video: “When Milwaukee Went to War: On the Homefront During WWII”

    Tom Fehring, ASME Milwaukee's History and Heritage chairman, has done it again.  With a premier on Facebook Live on October 8th, Tom put together an outstanding video on the importance of Milwaukee manufacturer's during WWII.  This is history you don't want to forget and it's all part of his new book--"When Milwaukee Went to War".  If you missed this presentation you may view it here--you won't be disappointed.

  • ASME Milwaukee - September 23, 2020 - Virtual Event - Webinar "Prototyping on a Budget"

    With the Metalcraft tour postponed, ASME Milwaukee hosted a webinar using Microsoft Teams.  Twelve members participated by viewing the video "Prototyping on a Budget" which was produced in collaboration with the ASME Innovation Showcase.  The video discussed the various methods for producing cost efficient prototypes.  Scott Kramer led the event which included some discussion among the members.  To view the video click on the following link:

  • ASME Milwaukee - May 13th, 2020 - Student Night (Virtual Meeting)

    On 5/13/20 the ASME Milwaukee section hosted a virtual meeting to review student section progress and achievements. Each student section in attendance prepared a presentation detailing the projects they have worked on, and the progress they were able to make in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.


    Two student design teams participated in ASME’s Building to the Sky competition. The MSOE teams placed 1st and 2nd in the competition at ASME East. They both used designs that featured omni wheels that coiled the paper to make a strong paper tower to support the weight.

     UW Milwaukee

    Continued design and manufacturing work on their HPVC vehicle. They are investigating improvements to their roll over protection system as well as an aerodynamic faring to lower drag. They presented their analysis for both improvements they plan to execute next school year.

     UW Madison

    Participated in the IM3D challenge through ASME. They made a drone that could participate in the challenge. The drone used as many 3D printed parts as possible and a series of magnets to pick up objects on the flying course and deposit them in the dropzone by scraping the object along the ground. They built a successful prototype and tested its runtime for feasibility.

     The presentations were accompanied by a Q&A with each presenter through which the professional members were able to ask detailed design questions, and engage the students. Following the presentations contact information for upcoming student section leaders was shared with the GLT so we know who to contact when school starts up next year.

  • ASME Milwaukee - Election Results


    Official Results from Online Election Held April 14 thru 28, 2020

    Constant Contact was used this year to conduct a survey of the ASME Milwaukee Section membership. Membership was asked to vote for a unanimous ballot for the nominees to the 10 positions on the GLT (Group Leadership Team) for the section program year July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. The Nominating Committee of the Milwaukee Section conducted candidate considerations to fill the 10 GLT positions (both voting and non-voting) to arrive at this slate of nominees. In lieu of the recent COVID-19 pandemic along with state (and ASME) imposed gathering restrictions to conduct this business in-person, the GLT moved, seconded, and approved this slate to be taken to the section membership for a direct vote.

    Voting Results:

     Respondents: 39

    “Yes” votes: 39

    “No” votes: 0

    Again, congratulations to the following who were elected to the GLT!

    Chair (Voting): Scott Kramer

    Vice-Chair (Voting): Phil Vincent

    Secretary (Voting): Larry Miley

    Treasurer (Voting): Chris Nelson

    Group Page Administrator (Voting): Allen Perkins

    Advisor (Voting): Mohammad Mahinfalah

    Advisor (Voting): Joe Pechstein

    Past Chair (Non-Voting): Bryan Eskra

    Seminar Chair (Non-Voting): Subha Kumpaty

    Advisor (Non-Voting): Bruce Weiss

    Respectfully submitted by...

    Ken Derra

    Chair – Nominating Committee

    April 29, 2020

  • Technical Seminar - March 14th, 2020

    Around 18 ASME Milwaukee members, one from the Chicago Section, attended the seminar held in a spacious conference room at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.  The event was organized by Dr. Subha Kumpaty.

    In this photo, Nick Paulick, ASME B&PV code chair, provides information to participants on the history, organization and requirements of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.

    Other presentations included "Heat Exchangers", by Phil Vincent, and, a thought provoking "Ethics" course taught by Dr. Andrew McAninch from the MSOE faculty staff.  An excellent lunch was served after the seminar.

  • Tour of Phoenix Products

    A group of 22 members and guests of ASME Milwaukee toured Phoenix Products on February 12th, 2020.

    In this photo, Jason Pechloff (center) and tour guide (left) explain the operation of an LED lighting fixture.

    Members toured the manufacturing facilities used in production.

    Following the tour, Nate Klieve explains fixture design, the history of Phoenix Products and the applications of LED lighting.

  • Professional Development Seminar - March 14th, 2020

    The ASME Milwaukee Section will be holding an educational program on Saturday March 14, 2020 at MSOE in the Grohmann Tower 4th Floor Conference Room.  Attendees will have the opportunity to leave with a certificate for 5 continuing education PDH's for the four topics offered that can be used for their Professional Engineer license renewal. Registration will begin at 7:30 am and the program will conclude around 1:30 pm. Breakfast and lunch are included.


  • Tour of Phoenix Products - Feb. 12, 2020

    ASME members and guests are invited to a tour of Phoenix Products, a manufacturer of LED lighting systems.  Included in the tour will be a full demonstration of the test lab.  Following the tour and presentation, members will travel to Point Burger Bar for dinner.

    Register Now!

  • Midwest Engineered Systems Tour - Jan. 15th, 2020

    Scott Woida, president of MWES, discusses the history of the company and the specialty equipment it designs and manufactures.

    In this photo, Scott demonstrates the operation of a machine currently being built to automate the assembly and welding of a large pressure vessel.  A big thank you to MWES and Scott Woida, and, engineers Mike Gengler and Andrew Gray who assisted during the tour.

  • Tour of Midwest Engineered Systems - Jan. 15th, 2020

    This month, the ASME Milwaukee Section will travel to Waukesha for a tour of Midwest Engineered Systems Inc.

    Midwest Engineered Systems Inc. is an innovator and leader in manufacturing automation, assembly line, materials handling and test systems integration.  They specialize in designing and building automation systems for a variety of complex processes using the latest manufacturing technology.

    For more information and to register, click on the following link:

    Register Now!

  • Spouse's Night - December 11, 2019

    ASME Milwaukee History and Heritage chair Tom Fehring describes "The Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee".  Forty-six members and guests attended the event which included a tour of the MSOE Grohmann Museum's special exhibit.

  • IMECE 2019

    Our Milwaukee Section members, Tom Fehring represented History and Heritage and Subha Kumpaty represented Midwest Professional Sections     at the IMECE 2019. Mohammad Mahinfalah also attended IMECE representing Students Sections nationwide.


  • Tour of MSOE's Grohmann Museum

    For our Annual Spouse's Night this year, ASME Milwaukee members and guests will tour the Grohmann Museum on Wednesday, December 11th, 2019.  The featured exhibit is entitled "The Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee".  Tom Fehring, chairman of the History and Heritage Committee and author of the book, will be our tour guide and speaker for the event.

    For more information:


  • Student Night - MSOE - Nov. 15, 2019

    Students from ASME student chapters from MSOE, UWM, Marquette University and UW-Madison provided updates on their current design projects and activities.  A total of 42 students and senior ASME Milwaukee members attended.  Following the presentations, dinner was served--pizza boxes in background.

    An attentive audience listened to the student presentations.

  • ASME Milwaukee Event - Student Night - Nov. 13, 2019

    This month, we will have our annual Student Night event at MSOE's new Dwight & Dian Diercks Computational Science Hall. The building was designed with students and community in mind providing a GPU-powered supercomputer (named Rosie), modern classrooms, innovative laboratories and an auditorium. Classes being provided at this hall are: artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning cyber security, robotics and cloud computing. There will be an opportunity for a tour of the facility.  

    We have invited our local student chapters (MSOE, UWM, Marquette, UW-Madison and Michigan Tech) to come in and present their current ASME projects. Also, brought back by student request, the design competition!

    Registration Open through 11/10/19.

    To Register →

  • Waukesha Water Presentation - October 16th, 2019

    An enthusiastic group of 18 ASME members met at Matteo's restaurant for an in depth discussion on Waukesha's connection to Lake Michigan water.

    Phil Vincent presents a certificate of appreciation (and coffee mug) to Daniel Duchniak (right), general manager of the Waukesha Water Utility for his presentation.  

  • MSOE EFX Event - Saturday, Oct. 12th, 2019

    All ASME members are invited to attend the EFX Event this Saturday at MSOE.  Registration is $25 but you get  a lot- many great talks, lunch and T-shirt. Hope as many of our MILWAUKEE members attend as possible to support our students.   Click on the following link for more information.


  • ASME Milwaukee Event - October 16, 2019

    This month, the ASME Milwaukee Section has invited back Daniel Duchniak to update the progress of the City of Waukesha's water lines connecting to Lake Michigan. Dan was responsible for overseeing and coordinating the application to allow Waukesha to borrow and return Great Lakes water under an exception to the diversion ban established by the Great Lakes Compact. Dan will discuss the project and process of transitioning Waukesha to it's new water supply in 2023.

    We will hold this event at Matteo's in Waukesha where we will dine on a pizza and chicken Parmesan dinner buffet.

    For more information, click on the following link:

    Register Here →

  • ASME Milwaukee - September 2019 Event

    The ASME Milwaukee section recently toured SSI Technologies, LLC of Janesville on September 10, 2019. SSI Technologies, LLC, an Amphenol Company, is a market leader in the design and development of new and emerging custom sensor technologies. These include the highest quality, most reliable, made in the USA pressure sensors, level and magnetic sensors, digital pressure gauges and digital level gauges as well as ultrasonic level and quality sensors for use in a wide variety of markets and applications.

    Kim Emerson, General Manager of SSI Technologies, LLC – Palmer Division, gave a brief overview of the company and its products. The group then broke up to tour the various manufacturing facilities and Metrology lab. Stations were set up in the plant where excellent tour guides gave detailed descriptions of the manufacturing processes used to make and test their products.

    Larry Miley presents Kim Emerson with a certificate of appreciation for hosting the SSI tour.

  • "The Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee"

    The Grohmann Museum is hosting an exhibit entitled, ‘The Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee' , from September 6th through Dec. 22nd, 2019.  Tom Ferhring, ASME history and heritage chairman, has been working the last 9 months as guest curator on the effort.  The museum director indicates that this exhibit is the most aggressive endeavor they have attempted. In addition to displays by 30+ companies featured in the book, there is also a special edition of the book to accompany the exhibit, and the Grohmann museum has ordered over 200 copies.

     The exhibit will be open free of charge during the ‘Gallery Day and Night’ event this quarter, and I believe that same weekend the Nash auto club will be hosting an event adjacent to the museum. We’re thinking of having a ‘type-in’ at some point, to draw attention to the significance of the development of the typewriter by Christopher Latham Sholes.

    Make plans now to see this exciting and creative exhibit.