The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a national organization that advances the mechanical engineering discipline by organizing student competitions and providing professional development courses, among other things. This site hosts Oregon State University's ASME student chapter. Our goal is to expose OSU students to engineering by organizing students competitions, setting up industry tours, and bringing speakers to OSU.
The main competition for 2018-2019 academic year will be the Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2019, which we will be participating in for the fourth time. Shell Eco-marathon Americas challenges competing student teams to design and build the most energy-efficient vehicle possible. The winning vehicle is the one that travels the farthest distance using the least amount of energy. The 2019 event in Sonoma, California takes place in the Spring. Our team of 20+ students are working hard on our battery electric vehicle in an effort to win our category. Last year, there were 99 vehicles on site from 10 different countries! Our vehicle took second place in the battery electric prototype and achieved a staggering 7,885 miles per gallon equivalence! This competition challenges engineering students to design a vehicle that is relevant to the technological needs on the national agenda, green, sustainable, and efficient transportation.
The easiest way to get involved with ASME is to go to our meetings. These are held throughout the Fall, Winter, and Spring terms at 6 PM every Monday in COV 221. We generally try and plan for several events each term, so any aspiring mechanical engineering student registered at OSU is encouraged to come! You can also stay up-to-date by following us on Facebook here or subscribing to the mailing list here, which will send out meeting reminders as well as workshop dates throughout the term via email.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers