In the beginning of June, the Student Sections Committee (SSC) met to discuss many of the big changes coming to ASME. Most of the talk was centered around the sector change that is coming up.
Currently, most students and most committees relating to students are under the Knowledge and Communities sector of ASME. You can go to http://www.asme.org/groups/centers-committees to familiarize yourself with how ASME is structured. The problem is that not all students and student committees fall into this sector. Because of this division, the task force established to solve the problem concluded that ASME needed a new sector.
What is Going to Change?
The easiest way to explain the changes is that students will have more representation within the ASME structure. Currently, students are about nine levels away from the Board of Governors (BOG). After the new changes are in place, students will be more like three levels away.
Until there is more official word on the impact of these new changes, continue business as usual among the students sections. The SDOB will still be electing officers at SLS in September and will function the same way until otherwise announced.
Its finally here! The SDOB has gotten together and compiled a newsletter to serve as an information packet and a report on district events. Please check it out and share it with other ASME students that you know.
The Student Professional Development Conference for District E-US is just around the corner! We will be working on posting all the information you will need for the conference. We have a dedicated section on the side bar for SPDC information. Check it out and let me know if there is anything else you need.
SLC is the Student Leaders' Conference. It is where the SDOB officers are trained to help meet the needs of the students in our district. The setup of the conference is much like and SPDC or SLS combined with a college course. We have scheduled sessions with presentations and discussion. The goal is for all of the SDOBs around the world to come together and work out solutions to the challenges we face. Here is the slide show that we presented at the conference to discuss our plans for the District E-US SDOB
Location: Montreal, Canada
Date: June 1 — 6, 2012
The ASME Annual meeting provides a venue for ASME members and other engineering professionals to assemble for personal and professional growth, to meet with other members and exchange information on how they are dealing with common challenges and learn about trends and developments affecting the future of the profession. It provides a forum to celebrate significant developments and honor outstanding contributors.
Montreal is a city in Canada. It is the largest city in the province of Quebec, the second-largest city in Canada and the seventh largest in North America. Originally called Ville-Marie, or “City of Mary”, the city takes its present name from Mont-Royal, the triple-peaked hill located in the heart of the city, whose name was also initially given to the island on which the city is located, or Mont Real as it was spelled in Middle French, (Mont Royal in present French).Text found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montreal.
Leading the Engineers Week in 2012 is putting ASME at the forefront of engineering outreach. The Engineers Week partner organizations – corporations and non-profits alike – are working together to cultivate the next generation of engineers and to celebrate the engineering profession.
We are leveraging our strengths, our most committed and passionate volunteer leaders and members, and truly engaging our strategic priorities—especially with regard to engineering workforce development—into action. We hope you will join us on this journey as we make a world of difference!
Grassroots Outreach: Inspire Innovation
E-Week Programs and Resources
Discover "E" Educator Recognition Awards: the "unsung heroes" behind many exceptional engineers.
Three STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) educators were honored for their outstanding achievements as part of Engineers Week 2012. Learn more about this year's winners
ASME is celebrating Engineers Week with e-Greeting cards, a unique and fun activity, FREE for our Members.
Send an e-Card
Future City Competition (http://futurecity.org/)
The Future City Competition lets 6th, 7th And 8th graders make dreams a reality as they imagine, design, and build cities of the future!
New Faces of EngineeringASME Seeks New Faces of Mechanical Engineering
The New Faces of Engineering recognition program highlights the exciting and often unique work of young engineers and the resulting impact on society. Today's engineers are working to solve issues on a global scale, and these engineers, age 30 years or younger, have shown outstanding abilities in projects that significantly impact public welfare or further professional development and growth.
Global Marathon For, By and About Women in Engineering and TechnologyGlobal Marathon
The Global Marathon provides global and regional opportunities for women and provides a place to put forward ideas, solve common problems and come together. Designed to be an interactive event, the Global Marathon encourages women to engage and ask questions through live internet chat, webcasts and phone calls.
Discover EngineeringDiscover "E"
Discover "E" engineers share a common desire: to help grade school and high school students discover the exciting worlds of engineering and technology. Their goal is to relate practical applications of math, science, and engineering to the world around them. The information in this Discover "E" section will help you plan activities for National Engineers Week or anytime you work with students. The National Engineers Week Committee encourages you to continue your partnership with local schools throughout the year.
Family DayDiscover Engineering Family Day
The annual Discover Engineering Family Day is enjoyed by over six thousand visitors to the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. every February. The festival features dozens of hands-on activities provided by local engineering chapters and national organizations. Every year at the start of Engineers Week, the impressive main hall of the National Building Museum is taken over by thousands of children of all ages experiencing the excitement of engineering.