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MIT’s Head of Mechanical Engineering on the Future of Education and Grand Challenges

MIT’s Head of Mechanical Engineering on the Future of Education and Grand Challenges

This week we speak with Evelyn Wang who was recently named the head of MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering. We discuss some of the new educational models and grand research challenges.

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Students Face Off During Lively Robot Football Finals at IMECE 2018

Students Face Off During Lively Robot Football Finals at IMECE 2018

Fourteen teams of ASME student members from universities around the globe took part in the final round of the 2018 ASME Student Design Competition (SDC), which was held on Nov. 11 at the IMECE 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Networking Calls That Get Job Interviews

Networking Calls That Get Job Interviews

Everyone says that networking should be a crucial part of my job search, but I don't have a clue about how to do this. Suppose a friend has given me a referral. What do I say when I approach this person?

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  • IMECE

    ASME President Said Jahanmir Discusses ‘the ASME Family’ During the President’s Luncheon at IMECE

    ASME President Said Jahanmir touched on a number of topics at the President’s Luncheon at this year’s International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE). During his speech, which took place on Nov. 12 at the Westin Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pa.

    December 03, 2018

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  • Courses

    New Spring 2019 Learning & Development (L&D) Course Calendar Now Available

    Broaden your technical skills and advance your career with L&D courses ranging from fundamental to advanced levels on the many critical ASME Codes and Standards. New programs will run through June 2019.

    December 01, 2018

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  • Article

    Spray-On Antenna Could Signal the Future of Wireless

    Researchers at Drexel University say a spray made from MXene is the basis for next-generation antennae used for thin, flexible and transparent devices.

    November 05, 2018

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  • Fellowship

    Four Society Members Selected to Serve as 2018-2019 ASME Federal Fellows

    The ASME Federal Government Fellowship Program offers engineers the opportunity to share their expertise with U.S. legislators during the policy-making process. Four Society members have been selected to serve as ASME Federal Fellows in 2018-2019.

    November 19, 2018

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  • Journal

    Special Issue of ASME Journal to Explore Novel Personalized Cardiovascular Medicine

    The ASME Journal of Engineering and Science in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy is currently accepting manuscripts for a special issue that will cover novel and emergent personalized cardiovascular medicine. Submit by March 1.

    December 03, 2018

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  • Courses

    New Fall 2018 Learning & Development (L&D) Course Calendar Now Available

    Broaden your skillset with L&D Courses ranging from fundamental to advanced, offered through December 2018.

    August 13, 2018

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  • Conference

    Nine Engineering Leaders to Be Recognized at the 2018 Honors Assembly

    ASME will pay tribute to the contributions and careers of nine leading engineering innovators during the Honors Assembly at the ASME 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE 2018) next month in Pittsburgh, Pa.

    October 29, 2018

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  • Article

    Spray-On Antenna Could Signal the Future of Wireless

    Researchers at Drexel University say a spray made from MXene is the basis for next-generation antennae used for thin, flexible and transparent devices.

    November 05, 2018

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    More on Technology & Society

  • Scholarships

    ASME Scholarships Awarded to 70 Student Members for 2018-2019

    For nearly 20 years, ASME has helped ensure the future of the engineering profession by providing financial support to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students. This year, 70 ASME student members received nearly $260,000 in scholarships.

    October 08, 2018

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  • Journals

    Manuscripts Sought for ASCE-ASME Special Journal Issue on Human Performance and Decision-Making

    An upcoming special issue of the ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part B: Mechanical Engineering is currently accepting papers addressing the theme of human performance and decision-making in complex industrial environments. 

    September 24, 2018

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  • Career Center

    Networking Calls That Get Job Interviews

    Everyone says that networking should be a crucial part of my job search, but I don't have a clue about how to do this. Suppose a friend has given me a referral. What do I say when I approach this person?

    December 03, 2018

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  • Conference

    Students Face Off During Lively Robot Football Finals at IMECE 2018

    Fourteen teams of ASME student members from universities around the globe took part in the final round of the 2018 ASME Student Design Competition (SDC), which was held on Nov. 11 at the IMECE 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

    December 03, 2018

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  • Stories

    Finding a New Purpose for an Ultrafast Laser

    A Columbia University mechanical engineer has developed a new non-surgical approach to permanently correct vision, using an ultrafast laser that delivers pulses of very low energy at high repetition rate.

    September 24, 2018

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  • Landmarks

    Janney Coupler Named 267th ASME Landmark

    Patented in 1873 by Civil War veteran Eli Janney, the Janney coupler is being recognized for its impact on rail safety and its technological significance. The Janney coupler joined train cars together reliably and firmly, resulting in less slack between the cars.

    October 08, 2018

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  • E-Fest

    ASME E-Fests Team Introduces ASME EFx Events in India, Sets Two ASME E-Fest Dates for 2019

    ASME’s newest program for engineering students, ASME EFx, kicked off last week with the first in a series of seven events that are scheduled to take place at various universities throughout India over the next several weeks.

    August 20, 2018

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  • Courses

    PVP Failure Modes: Causes, Prevention and Repair at Boiler Code Week

    Through a series of case study-based courses taught by top industry experts, the MasterClass PVP Failure Modes Program in Atlanta this November covers the use of rules and applications of ASME and API codes when making run-or-repair decisions.

    October 08, 2018

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  • Article

    10 Skills to Transition from Engineering to Project Management

    For engineers looking for a new challenge in their work, project management roles offer a way to take on new responsibilities while remaining involved in day-to-day engineering work.

    July 16, 2018

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  • WISE

    ASME Student Member Joshua Price Selected by the Society for This Year’s WISE Program

    ASME student member Joshua Price had the chance to spend the summer in Washington, D.C., learning about the interaction of technology and public policy by serving as ASME’s intern in the Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) program.

    August 13, 2018

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  • Journals

    ASME’s Position Strengthens Within the Scholarly Publishing Arena

    For a second year, the ASME Journal Program has experienced significant increases in both the total number of citations and its Journal Impact Factor (JIF) rankings.

    August 27, 2018

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  • Article

    7 Ways to Move Up the Ladder with a STEM Degree, Part 2

    Moving into management is possible for any engineer, but the transition takes some planning and preparation.

    August 13, 2018

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  • Conference

    Socially Conscious Hardware Designs Showcased at ISHOW USA

    Eight teams of entrepreneurs presented their hardware-led, socially beneficial inventions in Washington, D.C., earlier this month at the third ASME Innovation Showcase (ISHOW) of the year, ISHOW USA.

    July 30, 2018

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  • News

    Three ASME Board of Governors Nominees Selected

    The ASME Nominating Committee recently named three new members of the Board of Governors, who will each begin their three-year terms next June.

    August 13, 2018

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  • Conference

    IDETC CIE Speaker Announced: Kazuhiro Saitou

    Dr. Kazuhiro Saitou has been announced as CIE speaker at IDETC. His talk will discuss highlights of computational assembly design in an atypical view, and their relationship with the mainstream assembly research in mechanical engineering.

    July 16, 2018

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  • Scholarship

    ASME Foundation Announces the Establishment of the Standards & Certification Scholarship

    The ASME Foundation recently announced the launch of a Standards & Certification (S&C) pooled scholarship fund, the establishment of which has been approved by the Council on Standards & Certification.

    May 28, 2018

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  • Article

    10 Skills to Transition from Engineering to Project Management

    For engineers looking for a new challenge in their work, project management roles offer a way to take on new responsibilities while remaining involved in day-to-day engineering work.

    July 16, 2018

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  • News

    ASME Wins Two Awards for “E-Fests Around the Globe” Video

    ASME was recently selected as the winner of two prestigious awards for a video showcasing ASME’s Engineering Festival (E-Fest) program.

    July 02, 2018

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  • Journals

    The ASME Journal Program Honors its Reviewers of the Year for 2017

    The ASME Journal Program introduced a new awards program to recognize the contributions of the peer-reviewers who ensure the quality of papers that are published in the Society’s journals. Reviewers for 10 ASME journals have been honored for papers published in 2017.

    June 18, 2018

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  • ME Magazine

    ME Magazine: Something to Prove

    Robots are starting to replace human technicians in infrastructure inspection.

    August 13, 2018

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  • Conference

    Socially Conscious Hardware Designs Showcased at ISHOW USA

    Eight teams of entrepreneurs presented their hardware-led, socially beneficial inventions in Washington, D.C., earlier this month at the third ASME Innovation Showcase (ISHOW) of the year, ISHOW USA.

    July 30, 2018

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  • AABME

    From AABME: Precisely Targeting Tumors with Cancer-Fighting T Cells

    Georgia Tech researchers have developed a way to remotely activate the modified T cells from outside the body using a near-infrared laser that very precisely targets cancerous tumors.

    August 13, 2018

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  • E-Fest

    South Dakota State Wins Second Regional Human Powered Vehicle Challenge at E-Fest East

    For the second time in less than a month, South Dakota State University was named the overall winner of the ASME Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC) at E-Fest East.

    May 21, 2018

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  • Scholarship

    ASME Foundation Announces the Establishment of the Standards & Certification Scholarship

    The ASME Foundation recently announced the launch of a Standards & Certification (S&C) pooled scholarship fund, the establishment of which has been approved by the Council on Standards & Certification.

    May 28, 2018

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  • Article

    Making Robots That Think

    Researchers at UC Berkeley have developed a way for robots to teach themselves new skills. What will this mean for future applications?

    April 09, 2018

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  • Journals

    The ASME Journal Program Honors its Reviewers of the Year for 2017

    The ASME Journal Program introduced a new awards program to recognize the contributions of the peer-reviewers who ensure the quality of papers that are published in the Society’s journals. Reviewers for 10 ASME journals have been honored for papers published in 2017.

    June 18, 2018

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  • News

    ASME Thanks its Volunteers, Launches New Program for ASME Group Leaders

    ASME recently launched a new conference program that is intended to provide guidance and assistance for leaders of ASME’s various groups.

    April 23, 2018

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  • E-Fest

    Gaining Real-Life Skills through HPVC

    Employers often express concern that engineering graduates lack practical skills. Competitions that challenge students to design and build solutions to real-world problems can help bridge the gap between classroom learning and important skills needed in the workplace.

    May 21, 2018

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  • Courses

    COURSE: PD014 - B31.3 Process Piping Design

    The objective of this intensive course is to examine how various stakeholders, (including designers, manufacturers, owners, suppliers, fabricators, and erectors) employ the B31.3 Code requirements to prevent piping system failures.

    May 21, 2018

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  • News

    ASME Issues Statement Supporting U.S. National Strategy for Advanced Manufacturing

    ASME recently issued a position statement on behalf of 27 companies, associations and universities urging the United States to develop a National Strategy for Advanced Manufacturing.

    May 21, 2018

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