Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Mar 11th
Engineering Design Tools
All Day Symposium
Kelly Inn
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Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
 Exec. Comm. Mtg.
Kelly Inn


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Our fourth annual all-day symposium will focus design tools for the design engineer and those in proximity to the design activity. We will present new methods and techniques which can be used for more efficient and effective designs. Our speakers have diverse backgrounds, in many industries, and high qualifications.

Become familiar with...

  • TRIZ, the theory of inventive problem solving,

  • Robust Design and the selection and strategic use of these principles to create an advantage,

  • Lean Design Methodology will instill design quality at the beginning of the project.

  • FMEA, proactive methods to identify weaknesses in the design and performance of the product and evaluate risk.

Full details and registration information is  available here...


The University of Minnesota’s Medical Devices Center (part of the Institute for Engineering in Medicine), the College of Science and Engineering, and the Academic Health Center presents the 14th Annual Design of Medical Devices Conference, April 13-16, 2015. The world's largest medical device conference will be held at The Commons Hotel & McNamara Alumni Center, located on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus. Registration is now open. Details at: http://www.dmd.umn.edu.

TechFest is coming this Saturday, Feb 28th 9am-4pm at the Works Museum. Join in the fun as our Museum explodes with activity during our annual celebration of National Engineers Week. The event features live demonstrations, hands-on activities, and more from The Works Museum and its engineering, technology, and science partners from all over the Twin Cities and is always a great event for kids and adults. https://www.theworks.org/events-and-camps/tech-fest/

The IEEE/MFESTS Engineers Week Celebration and Awards Banquet is that same Saturday Feb 28th evening, 5-9pm. You can still register and attend the this and hear Keynote speaker George Studor from NASA Johnson Space Center on "Asking Nature How to Best Engineer Systems". http://mfests.org/attachments/article/302/Banquet_Flier_2015_MFESTS.pdf

Join the April 23 Gilruth Tribute Celebration featuring Kennedy Space Center Director Robert Cabana, who will lead the tribute to U of M alumnus Robert Gilruth (1913 – 2000), the Father of America’s Human Space Flight program. This exciting event at TCF Bank Stadium precedes Mr. Gilruth’s induction into the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame on April 25.

The celebration will honor the region’s innovation legacy and the many Minnesotans who helped take America into space. Celebrate one of the most amazing stories in our State of Innovation and grow our legacy by supporting a new generation of learners. http://www.airspacemn.org/gilruth-tribute-celebration1

: If you have not already renewed your ASME membership to please do so. Names and email address for those who do not renew by January 31, 2015 may no longer receive Section e-mails or other important information from ASME. So dig out your membership number and…

•Go online to www.asme.org, and click on MEMBERSHIP and the RENEW, or
•Call: 1-800-843-2763 (US & Canada), or +1-973-882-1167 (Global), or
•Email: CustomerCare@asme.org, or
•Fax: +1-973-882-1717

This fall, ASME-MN and the University of Minnesota-Duluth ("UMD") presented the Frank P. Vinella Mechanical Engineering Scholarship to two current mechanical engineering students at UMD: Joseph Lofgren and Dylan Mattson.  Mr. Vinella, who recently passed away, was a long time supporter and volunteer for ASME-MN, as well as a past chair, and greatly contributed to the engineering community here in Minnesota.

ASME-MN is pleased to announce the selection of the Cooke Rotary Snow Plow in Duluth as a designated ASME Landmark.  A formal ceremony for the unveiling of the plaque will take place at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in the near future.  If you would like to contribute to the ceremony or wish to receive additional information, please contact ASME-MN Chair Martha Engel at mengel@winthrop.com by February 28, 2015.

LinkedIn members now have a new option to keep updated on ASME-MN meetings. Join the ASME-MN Group on LinkedIn by logging on to your account, click on the GROUPS tab near the top of the screen, search for ASME MN, and finally, click on the JOIN GROUP button.