In the past month, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has participated in, and organized a variety of events. Over spring break, members travelled to Georgia Tech to attend the ASME national conference. At the conference, they competed in project designed, oral, and poster presentations. Thor Andreassen won third place in the oral presentations with his presentation on 3D printing.
“The conference is a chance for Mechanical engineers to learn about research and projects at other schools,” Thor Andreassen said.
“In Georgia, we were able to visit a research lab doing crane hoist machinery automation for a Boeing airline manufacturing plant, and a laboratory that is trying to create a robot that can run like a human to break Usain Bolt’s Record of about 29 mph.”
After returning to school, ASME held a series of events before and during E-Days. Partnering with the Career Center, there were workshops held to help members write cover letters and properly utilize LinkedIn.
Over Edays, ASME conducted community outreach at the cardboard boat race. Free refreshments, candy, and club information were provided to students and members of the Golden community attending the events. Later that day at the carnival, ASME hosted their first RC Demolition Derby. The Derby consisted two rounds and disabled 5 of the 7 participating cars.
ASME’s impact on campus has grown significantly in this last semester. Representing the largest major on campus, it has the ability to organize project competitions and helps with networking for its members.
Similarly to any club on campus, the best way to get involved is to get online, go to OrgSync, and find information about upcoming and past events.