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News & Updates

  • Julie Bachman Kulik Receives the 2011 ASME Old Guard Early Career Engineer Award

    The Old Guard is made up ASME dues exempt members, those who have reached the age of 65 and have retired. They continue to contribute to the Society and their contributions are used to support the “Old Guard” Prizes and similar Society activities related to Student and Early Career members.

    The Prizes are awarded annually for the best four contenders at the Old Guard Oral Presentation Competition during the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE). These competitors are Student Members who won first prize at the District level competitions held at ASME Student Professional Development Conferences. The District-level first prizes also include partial travel support to participate in the IMECE.

    The Prizes was established in 1956 to recognize the overall winner, in 1981 it was expanded to include second- and third-place winners, and in 1992 a fourth-place winner was added.

    Form Of Award: $5000, Prepaid Membership for life, and Plaque

    More info:

  • Leila Aboharb of Drexel University Wins the 2013 ASME Charles T. Main Gold Award

    The Charles T. Main Gold Award is the American Society of Mechanical Engineer’s highest recognition given to students. Established in 1919 in honor of the 37th President of the society, the Charles T. Main Award recognizes, at the society-wide level, student members who are active in public service and whose leadership and service qualities have contributed to the operation of a student section of the society.
    Aboharb will receive a $3000 honorarium, a gold medal, certificate and travel expenses to attend the awards presentation at the society’s national congress and exposition in San Diego in November. Source:
  • Independence Seaport Museum

    The Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia is in the process of finding a new location for the cruiser Olympia. But before the ship can be moved, extensive work must be done on the ship's hull. ASME has designated the ship's engines as an engineering landmark and is an active member of the group helping to preserve the ship. More information can be found here and donations to support the work on the ship can be made here.

    The state of Pennsylvania has added continuing education requirements for the renewal of Professional Engineering license.
    For more information on these new requirements click here. On the displayed page click on Continuing Education
    Requirements. Click here for a state by state list of current PDH requirements as determined by the
    National Council of
    Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) also has a
    list of state requirements and links to each state Licensing Board. Click here for a PDF which contains an activity form and
    the latest information from Pennsylvania on PDH requirements

    The next Executive Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday June 11, 2013 at 6:30PM in room 122 Tolentine Hall at Villanova University.
    All members are invited to attend and participate in organizing and running the Philadelphia section. Contact one of the
    section officers for directions and details.