Past Events

Let us know if you have any particular interests! We want to know about the kind of events that might interest you as mechanical engineering student or professional.

Clean Reliable Modern Energy Speaker Series

ASME Philadelphia and Engineering for Change hosted the first mini-Impact.Engineered event on February 23rd 2021

A day in the life of an M.E. 2020

We continued our yearly tradition virtually this time on September 29th! A day in the life of an M.E. is an event geared towards acquainting current students to recent mechanical engineering grads, who are in the early stages of their career.

2020 panelists

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

February 22, 2020,  ASME Philadelphia Section participated in the Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day at the Franklin Institute to help celebrate Engineers Week 2020. Our activities included building a spaghetti tower and driving a racing robot on loan from Drexel University’s ASME Student Organization.  Everyone had a great time!

Get Your Pitches Ready

On Nov. 15th 2020, ASME Philadelphia hosted their inaugural Engineering Slam competition.  University design teams from Drexel University, Swarthmore College, Thomas Jefferson University and Villanova University competed to pitch their ideas to get some funding.  The students had 15 minutes to convince the judges they had the winning idea. ASME Philadelphia provided the funding and the awards committee ( Marcus Besser, Fred Willis, Antonios Kontsos and Arulselvi Selvaraja) judged the competition along with Director of the Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship Charles Sacco.  It was a fun night of engineering, pizza and friends.

A Day in the Life of an M.E. – 2019

ASME Philadelphia’s student social was held on September 24th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Dave & Buster’s in Philadelphia.

What a night! Thanks to our special guest speakers Matt Matwiejczyk, Kade Anthony, Enerel Munkhzul, Valentina Alayon, and Arulselvi Selvaraja for being open and answering the tough questions, especially about diversity in the workplace, mental health, and work-life balance.

ASME Awards Dinner – 2019

The ASME awards dinner took place at the Sonesta Hotel in Philadelphia on April 16th, 2019. The keynote speaker, Mr. David Yoel from American Aerospace Technologies, Inc.​ gave us valuable insight into unmanned aviation. The collegiate teams funded by ASME Philadelphia during 2018-2019 presented their projects during the ceremony, and Mr. Jagteshwar Boyal from Drexel University​ and Ms. Caroline Lowndes from Temple University​ were recognized as Outstanding student section leaders. Dr. Marcus P. Besser was also recognized for his exceptional service as Secretary of ASME Philadelphia during the Awards dinner.

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