ASME Priorities and Strategies Address Sustainable Energy
November 2, 2009
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is the premier organization for promoting the art, science, and practice of mechanical and multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences to diverse communities throughout the world. ASME has dedicated itself to promoting and enhancing the technical competency and professional well-being of its members and, through quality programs and activities in mechanical engineering, to better enabling its practitioners to contribute to the well-being of humankind. ASME’s mission is “to serve our diverse global communities by advancing, disseminating and applying engineering knowledge for improving the quality of life and communicating the excitement of engineering.” ASME develops standards and certification programs that enhance public safety, and provides lifelong learning and technical exchange opportunities benefiting the engineering and technology community.
ASME boasts particular strengths in energy. Its members design the generation equipment, operate the power plants, and develop the technologies that comprise the energy sector. Today, over one-third of ASME’s technical divisions are focused on or strongly related to today’s foremost energy concerns, producing a wide variety of energy-related programs, products, and activities. With these vast capabilities in mind, ASME recognizes it can significantly contribute to the development and integration of technologies to improve energy production, transmission, and use nationwide. ASME also recognizes its role in continuing to lead the discourse on the ways in which the United States and other areas of the world can secure the energy future for generations to come.
June 22, 2016
Groups of high schoolers eagerly lined up Tuesday morning at Purdue University to test how well their handcrafted wind turbines would perform when stacked against the power of four fans. The kids were competing to create a turbine that would generate the most energy as a part of a challenge for the Duke Energy Academy at Purdue. The annual academy, now in its fifth year, brings in U.S. high school students to learn about renewable energy with hopes they'll be inspired to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields and solve energy challenges. "We want these students to be the leaders of tomorrow," said Pankaj Sharma, managing director of the Purdue Energy Center and Global Sustainability Institute. The academy lasts throughout the week and is hosting 52 students and 27 teachers from mainly Indiana schools, though about 20 percent come from outside states, said Tolu Omotoso, a civil engineering graduate student and coordinator for the academy.Read Full Story