Thank you for visiting the Rochester ASME website! The Executive Committee has planned a wide range of activities and lectures for the coming year and we can't wait to get this program year started.
We look forward to seeing you at many of our events, whether you have just arrived in Rochester or have been working in the community for many years! If you have an idea for a plant tour or an interesting technical presentation, please Contact Me so we can investigate setting-up an event.
We are excited about the upcoming program year and hope to see you at our next event!
September 4, 2012
Welcome to the Rochester, NY Professional Section of ASME International
The Rochester ASME section is happy to announce the another younge engineer's social netwroking event. Please join us at TRATA on Friday, April 12th at 6:00 for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while meeting peers in the Rochester area. here using our sign up form. Payment via Paypal is accepted using this link
Precision Engineering the Future: Student Night Lecture with PDH credits! Feb 21st,2013
This year Rochester ASME is happy to have Prof. Jonathan Ellis to give a lecture on Precision Engineering research underway at the University of Rochester for our annual student night dinner. Student Night is a way for the local section to give back to students in our area, and this year we invite the local community in as well with the option for 1 professional development hour. We hope to see you at this event brought to us with the help of University of Rochester ASME! Please register here using our sign up form. Payment via Paypal is accepted using this link
The November Plant Tour of the North American Brewery Facilities was a unique opportunity to get a "behind-the-scenes" look at the local Rochester brewery on St. Paul Street. ASME members traveled up to 2 hours to attend the event, and everyone was impressed by the scale of the operations, the significant investments that have recently been made to the facilities over the past two years, and the depth of knowledge that the guides shared on the tour. The only room for improvement on the tour would have been a "tasting room", though the tour guides mentioned that might become a reality in the near future!
Representatives from TESLA Motors presented information relative to the company culture, organizational structure, product design, and job opportunities at the Rochester Institute of Technology's Xerox Auditorium on Tuesday, October 11, 2011. The auditorium was nearly standing-room only with students from RIT and MCC in addition to local industry professionals interested in learning more about the exciting automotive company. The technical portion of the presentation focused on how TESLA has taken the components and systems all cars have (suspension, brakes, etc), and applied them in unique ways to maximize the benefits of the electric powertrain. Job opportunities were discussed and resumes were collected at the event.
The first event of the 2011/12 year went off without a hitch as we fired up the charcoal at Buckland Park Lodge and grilled up a meal of steak and chicken with all the fixin's. Attendees enjoyed socializing and networking before Mr. Frank Schaaf gave an excellently detailed presentation on nuclear plant safety designs and a breakdown of the events following the earthquake and tsunami that affected the plant in Fukushima, Japan. Great food and a lively presentation made for a great kickoff to the program year.
The troop of ASME members pictured at left was treated to an enthusiastic and technically exhaustive tour of the state-of-the-art ethanol plant in Medina, NY. Mr. Ryan Carter, Director of Operations at the Western New York Energy plant left no stone unturned as he guided us through his unbelievably efficient facility. The tour was a comprehensive walk through the plants oporations including everything from corn supply and storage to biproduct distribution with no detail of the intermediary pumps, pipes, and grinders left out. This event was a real treat and we thank WNYE for a fitting cap to our 2010/11 Program Year.
Mr. Justin Vacca, RIT Alum and Engineering Manager at New Scale Technologies gave ASME members insight into the world of small motion systems with a presentation detailing the actuation systems that New Scale produces on the order of millimeters. New Scale R&D Manager Daniele Piazza was also on hand to participate in a lively technical exchange.
Rochester ASME welcomed Dr. Renato Perruchio to the 2011 Student Night Lecture. After a packed social hour and dinner, Dr. Perruchio gave the room well-received insight into the structural engineering feats accomplished by ancient Roman architects.