Tuesday, April 9, 2013

2013 Sporting Clay Fundraiser

6th Annual Birmingham ASME William B.Sanford Scholarship Sporting Clays Fundraiser

Our 2013 ASME William B. Sanford Memorial Scholarship fundraiser is coming up on Friday, May 10th. Sign up for a team and help us give 2 deserving engineering students scholarships. All corporate sponsors will have their company logo displayed on all promotional materials, event shirts, and the event banner. Join us for your chance to win tournament prizes including a guided dove shoot at Selwood Farms.

Contact us for more details or see the event flier.

Birmingham ASME

Monday, November 26, 2012

Professional Development Seminar

The Birmingham Chapter of ASME is hosting another professional development seminar.  Professor Robert L. Norton is visiting Birmingham this week to serve as a guest lecturer at UAB and to also conduct this professional seminar.  At the bottom of this message is further information concerning the seminar and Prof. Norton's Biography. The date and time for the events are as follows:

Lecture for Kinematics & Dynamics: 2:30-3:20 Friday, 11/30/2012

Professional Seminar for Industry and Academia "Controlling Vibration in Automated Assembly Machinery", 3:30-5:30 Friday, 11/30/2012

We would like to invite all members from the Birmingham Chapter and student chapters to join us for the professional seminar.  We will be offering PDH credits for attendees.  Please feel free to call if you have any questions.

Please register on our eVite to ensure we know you are coming and have enough room for you to attend:  http://new.evite.com/l/ZB5QZWZLOM

Thank you,

Birmingham Section of ASME
Email: birmingham.asme@gmail.com
Call: 205-578-ASME (2763)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ASME.Birmingham
Twitter: @Bham_ASME


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

2012-2013 Kickoff

One week from today, we will have our first ASME Event of the 2012-2013 ASME year at the J. Clyde. This event will be an informal networking event; so please come join us after work to network and get to know your fellow ASME members in the Birmingham area.

Sign up Here

Have a suggestion for another networking event, a tour, or meeting location? Please send us a suggestion. We welcome your input.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Networking Event

Birmingham ASME Networking Event
Tuesday, March 27th at 5:30PM

Please join Birmingham ASME during our monthly Networking event at Good People Brewery and hosted by AEROTEK. There will be finger food for all ASME participants. Please Register on Evite by 3/27 at noon to ensure there is enough. Hope to see you there.

Birmingham ASME and AEROTEK

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Skeet Shoot Networking Event

Birmingham ASME
Skeet Shoot Networking Event

Tuesday February 28th at 5:30PM

Please join Birmingham ASME as we kick-off our annual William B. Sanford Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser with a Networking event at the J. Clyde.

There will be finger foods and 1/2 price draft beers for all ASME participants. Please register on Evite by 2/28 at noon to ensure you get these exclusive benefits!

Hope to see you there!

Birmingham ASME

Click here to Register

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sporting Clays Fundraiser

5th Annual Birmingham ASME William B.Sanford Scholarship Sporting Clays Fundraiser

This years event will be held at Selwood Farms in Alpine, AL Friday, April 15th, 2011. Come and sponsor a team to show your support for the scholarship fund, you, as an individual, or your company may sponsor a team. Each year, this event makes it possible for this ASME Section to provide scholarships to outstanding local mechanical engineering students.

Please do your part to help this very worthwhile cause!

  • 4 Person Teams
  • 100 Round Sporting Clays Each
  • Golf Cart
  • Lunch for all Team Members
  • Eligibility for Tournament Prizes
  • *Three Sponsorship Levels available for Corporate Teams
  • Promotion of Sponsors with Banner to be Displayed at Selwood
  • Morning and Afternoon Rounds Available - 15 Teams Available for Each
  • NSCA Rules Apply

  • *Pricing TBD for Teams and Sponsorship Levels

    More information to come soon

    Saturday, October 1, 2011

    2011 Blazer BEST – BUGS

    soeweb_news4The UAB’s Blazer BEST Hub anticipates hosting over 650 students at their local competition this fall. We won't tell you this year's theme, unless you really bug us! Here are the dates to know:

    September 25 - Mall Day (Riverchase Galleria)
    October 8 - Game Day (Bartow Arena)

    Please click here for Volunteer Sign-up Form

    BEST Robotics is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization whose mission is to engage, excite, and inspire middle and high school students! Our goal is to help encourage them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics‐related careers through participation in a competitive robotics competition. BEST is a grassroots effort that began in 1993 with only 14 schools. Today, there are almost 60 BEST Hubs across the United States including the Blazer BEST Hub at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) that was formed in 2008. BEST is the second largest educational robotics program in the country!

    OMHS_BEST-1How does BEST work? Using only the materials in the provided kits, student teams have six weeks to design, develop, and test a robot that can outperform their competitors. Typically the competition begins with a kickoff event and concludes with a head-to-head competition. During this time, students experience challenges and breakthroughs. To help coach the students through the process, technical and engineering mentors from local companies and organizations are enlisted. Through their participation in the program and the competition, students have an opportunity to develop their problem-solving and decision-making skills, work as a team, and practice time management. Perhaps most importantly, students increase their confidence and competence through self‐directed learning and abstract thinking. One out of two students surveyed stated that their experience in BEST has influenced their career plans after high school.

    FREE for all! Arguably one of the most attractive aspects of the BEST competition is that ANY school can join and there is NO FEE for students or schools to participate in the program. Additionally all equipment and materials for the robotic division of the competition are provided to the school at no cost. This has allowed the Blazer BEST Hub to reach out to schools that otherwise would not be able to participate in such an activity due to lack of funding – particularly those located in low-income neighborhoods in the greater Birmingham area.

    Sponsors Needed!
    Since there is no fee for students or schools to participate, the UAB School of Engineering is seeking almost $28,000 in sponsorships to cover the costs associated with the various aspects of hosting the competition. Sponsorship funds are tax deductible and 100% of the funds raised through the sponsorships will be used at the event to benefit schools in the Greater Birmingham area.

    Here is a list of schools already registered
    Alabama School of Fine Arts
    The Altamont School Upper Level
    The Altamont School Lower Level
    Berry Middle School
    Briarwood Christian Team 1
    Briarwood Christian Team 2
    Bumpus Middle School
    Bush Middle School
    Carver High School
    Duran Junior High School
    Homewood High School
    Homewood Middle School
    Hoover High School
    Isabella High School

    J.H. Phillips Academy
    Jackson-Olin High School
    Oak Mountain High School
    Parker High School
    Prince of Peace Catholic Middle School
    Shades Valley Technical Academy
    Simmons Middle School
    Spain Park High School
    Woodlawn High School

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010

    Opportunities to Learn about Alternative Fuels

    We are excited to announce to you two special opportunities in the Birmingham area this month. They are both hosted by the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition and focus on alternative energy sources. These two events are both FREE of charge.

    The first is on October 15th at Lawson State University titled Odyssey Day:

    Photo courtesy of Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition

    National Odyssey Day is a nationwide, biennial event with the mission of educating the public about alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and the important role these vehicles play in providing solutions to our nation's growing energy security and environmental issues.

    Come join us for a full day dedicated to providing clear, concise information about alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles. Enjoy viewing, and driving, many of the alternative fuel vehicles that will be on display.

    To help Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition plan food and materials, please register by clicking HERE to go to the registration page. When you register you will receive directions and other important information to help you make the most of this Odyssey!

    The second opportunity is a Forum on Energy Policy on October 18th at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa with T. Boone Pickes as the keynote speaker. Pickens will be discussing the national and economic security risks of our addiction to foreign oil, and his Pickens Plan for U.S. energy independence. The meeting will be held at "The Zone-Bryant Denny Stadium" which is located in the North End-Zone & University Blvd. This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 5:30 and the event begins promptly at 6:00.

    Photo courtesy of PickensPlan.com

    Please use the links provided to learn more about these events. We hope you have the chance to attend one or both of these events. Please take this opportunity to expand your knowledge of energy in this time when energy policy and direction are ever changing.

    Birmingham ASME Officers

    Saturday, April 24, 2010

    Skeet Shoot Scholarship Fundraiser

    The 3rd Annual William B. Sanford Scholarship Skeet Shoot is coming up. I hope that you will consider taking part in this event, to be held June 4th at Selwood Farms (706 Selwood Road Alpine, AL 35014-5431). One of ASME's overarching goals for its member sections is workforce development. Our scholarship fund provides the ability for students to further develop their skills so they can enter the workforce more prepared and better equipped to meet the challenges of our industries. Please let me know if you have any questions. Click here to access a pdf of the flier.

    Monday, October 12, 2009

    Michelin Tire Retread Plant Tour - RESCHEDULED!

    The Michelin Tour that was scheduled in October has been rescheduled for Wednesday, November 4th at 10:00 AM. There are still spaces available for those of you who are interested. Please email coleyb 2 at asme dot org if you want to attend. There are still a limited number of spaces available, and they will be filled at a first-come first-served basis. Directions will be sent to those who sign-up.

    Hope to see you there!