Section News July 2008
Get To Know your Executives!
Call for Programs/Activities
While we are still in the full swing of summer, planning Robert (Dave) Olson
for the next program year will be finishing up in the Phone: 319-295-8210
next couple of months. If you have any ideas or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
requests for an event or tour this coming year, please Current Role: Chairman
drop the activities coordinator (or other executive Years with ASME: 3.5 yrs in student section & 6 yrs in
member) a note and he’ll add it to the list for review at senior section
the fall planning meeting. What I enjoy about being in ASME: Section
networking socials, surrounding area company tours,
Expand Your Horizons Volunteer with ASME cosponsored section activities, student \ university
events, & ASME member benefits.
Using the Volunteer Opportunities Bulletin Fun Fact: Iowa resident since 94, UI graduate, Rockwell
Board (VOBB) employee from 97 on, & currently ASME section 7 chair.
Have you thought about volunteering at ASME, but Dan Bullard
don’t know where to start? Try the VOBB. If you are Phone: 263-8759
an experienced ASME volunteer and would like to find Email: email@example.com
a new project, the VOBB is the place for you. As a Current Role: Activities Coordinator
tool designed to help volunteer leaders promote local Years with ASME: 6 (including student membership)
Section and Society-wide positions, it opens the door to What I enjoy about being in ASME: I like being able to
new opportunities. The opportunities for involvement network with other mechanical engineers in the area
include pre-college and educational activities, outside of a work setting. I enjoy going on the tours of
standards development, government relations, honors other industries, and that is why I agreed to help set
and awards selection, the development of new them up for the upcoming year.
programs and more. Fun Fact: I play bass guitar in a band and I recently
joined a trap shooting league.
To learn more about the VOBB and the volunteer
positions available, go to Ryan Legge
http://volunteer.asme.org/vobb/. Phone: 295-5592
Current Role: Vice Chairman, Newsletter Editor
Years with ASME: 9 (including student membership)
INSIDE THIS ISSUE What I enjoy about being in ASME: Opportunities to
visit with engineers from other industries and locations.
Visiting Local industries. Learning about new
technologies and advancements in the ME field.
Fun Fact: I competed in high school speech for four
years. In my senior year I was a North Dakota state
1 Local Section News qualifier in Radio Broadcasting and 3rd in the state for
Humorous Duo Interpretation.
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2 ASME Career Center
3 Local Section News
ASME Section News 1
Become A Mentor Today! EMentoring
Opportunities for Early Career Engineers.
Mentors are a great way to gain knowledge and learn
from the experiences of experts in your field. ASME
offers an e-mentoring service right at your fingers!
To learn more and sign up for mentors, log onto
y_Career.cfm or contact Noel Netel at Teams Announced for 2008 ASME I•Show
Applications jumped a whopping 40% from student
teams eager to compete in the second annual ASME
Thinking about your career? Visit ASME’s Innovation Showcase (I•Show), scheduled for Oct. 31st
Career Center! in conjunction with the International Mechanical
Engineering Congress & Exposition in Boston, MA.
Are you thinking about making some major career
changes? Perhaps you are looking for a new job, After reviewing thirty-two submissions, a judging
finding out what you are worth, raising your profile at panel selected the top ten collegiate teams to move
work or networking with other engineers to expand forward and compete in the 2008 ASME I•Show.
your career opportunities? ASME can help you Striving to produce the next “big idea,” these students
energize your career this year with a variety of member have developed technologies and innovations with
benefits. enthusiasm and commitment. They’re eagerly ready
for the next step: product assessment and
Find a job, build your resume or get advice at ASME’s commercialization.
Online Career Center, the only job board dedicated
exclusively to Mechanical Engineers. Find out what At the ASME I•Show on Oct. 31, the following teams
you’re worth by taking the ASME Salary Survey, and will “pitch” their product to a judging panel of industry
get a basic report on how your salary compares to other experts, media, successful entrepreneurs, and
engineers in your region, field or experience level. Intellectual Property specialists to gain industry
recognition and access to over $20K in seed funds.
Visit the ASME Career Center at
http://www.asme.org/Jobs/ for more information. Baylor University – Converting Coconuts Into Value
Johns Hopkins University – Head Impulse Test Device
Johns Hopkins University – SurgyPack
ASME PeerLinkSM Expands and Professional
Visit the ASME Career Center Networking and Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Robopsy:
Collaboration Opportunities for Engineers
benefits pages to access these and other career-related Inexpensive Medical Robotics
benefits. Pennsylvania State University – Mashavu
Responding to the growing need of engineers and other Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Automated Landmine
technical professionals to connect and exchange Removal
information, ASME has launched its new communities University of California, Berkeley – Advanced
of practice ASME PeerLink. Affordable Solar Water Heater
University of California, Berkeley – Berkeley Electro-
ASME PeerLink now offers new features designed to Coagulation Arsenic Remediation (BEAR)
enhance your experience connecting, collaborating and University of California, San Francisco – Titan Medical
networking with your peers. ASME PeerLink helps Virginia Military Institute – The Extremely Low
Frequency Seismic Detector
broaden communication capabilities through blogging,
interactive whiteboards, document collaboration and
Go to www.asme.org/events/ishow for team details and
real time chat.
further information on the ASME I•Show.
To learn more and register, go to
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Get to Know Your Executives! (Continued)
Current Role: Webmaster
Years with ASME: 3
What I enjoy about being in ASME: Behind the scene peeks into the operations and processes of companies
around the area.
Fun Fact: I enjoy attempting home improvements
Current Role: Public Information
Years with ASME: 29
What I enjoy about being in ASME: The networking and working with students.
Fun Fact: I am a closet hard rock fan.
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