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ASME celebrates 75 years

Join us in celebrating ASME's 75th anniversary at the University of Rochester from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021, in and around the tent located between Schlegel Hall and Strong Auditorium.

 We are celebrating all things engineering, with a focus on mechanical engineering. But all UR students, staff, and faculty are invited to attend (no outside visitors). There will be a mix of speeches, presentations, and demonstrations given by students, engineering groups and faculty members and administrators.

This event will be in-person only and limited to 200 people at a given time with a maximum of 50 people allowed inside the tent at any given time. Dr. Chatbot will be required upon entry to the event.

Undergraduates can register for events at this link:

The event schedule is as follows:

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
A formal introduction of the ASME executive board by President Eli Burk. President Burk will introduce Provost Rob Clark who will give a speech reflecting on his time at the University and the great work that that has been achieved by mechanical engineers at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
An expo-style of displays of completed projects from various engineering clubs. Clubs include UR Robotics, Solar Splash, Engineers for a Sustainable World, Engineers without Borders, and UR Makers. A poster presentation from the Human Powered Vehicle and Human Powered Submarine Senior Design team will also be featured. Attendees are encouraged to freely move between tables and demonstrations and speak to presenters.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Speech by Dean Wendi Heinzelman of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, who will also announce winners of the Art of Science Competition and the recipient of the Dottie Welch Award.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
A variety of student poster presentations will be set up in an exposition style for attendees to freely move through and listen to. Presentations will include student research, senior design projects, and Grand Challenges posters.

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Talk on diversity in engineering by Beth Olivares, dean for diversity in Arts, Sciences and Engineering. Presented by NSBE, SHPE, SASE, and SWE.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
The UR Baja SAE student group will reveal their newly made off-road vehicle that will be used for the 2021 competition season. Project Team Leads will be present to answer any questions by attendees.

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Renato Perucchio, chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, will give a speech outlining the achievements of ASME and the department’s successes in teaching, research, and contributions to the University community.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Professor and staff meet-and-greet, open to all University students, faculty and staff.

PLEASE NOTE: Events, ordering, timing, and location are subject to change based on current events and new restrictions.