Official ASME Group

Philadelphia Section

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

ASME Philadelphia Funded Projects

Current Funded Projects (2018 - 2019)

The ASME Philadelphia Section is assisting 15 university level teams by funding their engineering projects during the 2018 - 2019 academic year. Student team proposals were submitted and reviewed by the Philadelphia Section, and the following projects were accepted at the end of the review process. 

Funded Projects (2017 - 2018)

The ASME Philadelphia Section has assisted 12 university level teams with funding for their senior projects in the 2017-18 term. Student team proposals were submitted and reviewed by the Philadelphia Section, and all proposals were accepted by the end of the review process. The student teams, shown in the table below, will present a poster description of their projects at this year’s Awards Banquet, 6pm April 17, 2018 at the Plymouth Meeting Doubletree Suites.


The students from Manhattan College presenting during the 2018 Awards Banquet

The students from the Thomas Jefferson University presents during the 2018 Awards Banquet

The ASME - Philadelphia board members during the 2018 Awards Banquet

Funded Projects (2016 - 2017)

Drexel Univ. - Pi Tau Sigma Convention

Swarthmore College - Biodiesel Production, Evaluation, and Analysis

Widener Univ. - Lighter than Air Vehicle

Univ. of Penn - Mechanical Engineering Networking Dinner

Rowan Univ. - Manned Hybrid Aerial Vehicle

Phila Univ. - Measuring Cycling Kinetics

Phila Univ. - High-Performance Textile Rockets

Phila Univ. - Clean Water: Human Essentials

Phila Univ. - High Absorbent Nanofiber Nonwovens

Phila Univ. - Innovative Design for Highly Efficient, Evaporative Refrigerators

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Past Funded Projects ( - 2016 )

The Philadelphia Section proudly supports the FIRST Robotics Team 1640. FRC Team 1640 was founded with 12

students in 2005 by DEHS physics teacher Paul Sabatino. The team now encompasses nearly thirty students from

throughout Chester County and more than a dozen mentors. Further information about this team can be found on their

website here: http://wiki.team1640.com/index.php?title=FRC_Team_1640

Picture of the team volunteering for the 2012 Battle 'o Baltimore on 9/15/2012. Image Source

More information about FIRST Robotics can be found here:

http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc