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2013 ASME Winter Dinner

2013 Society Winter Dinner 

Please join us at our ASME Silver State Chapter Winter Dinner 12-13-2013

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7th Annual ASME Awards Dinner Recognizes Dr. Robert Boehm

7th Annual ASME Silver State Awards Dinner 7-12-2013 Gordon Biersch


Each year, the Southern Nevada Mechanical Engineering Achievement Award is presented to a company, organization, or individual who has contributed to the advancement of the mechanical engineering profession in Southern Nevada.This year we recognize Dr. Robert Boehm for his long-term research and focus on solar energy which has culminated in UNLV being recognized as one of five regional DOE solar test centers.

Dr. Boehm will also be our keynote speaker discussing UNLV’s Center for Energy Research, their recent NSF grant and DOE recognition as a Regional Test Center. Continue reading

UNLV Chosen by DOE as a Regional Test Center For Solar Research

University of Nevada at Las Vegas has been chosen by the U.S. Department of Energy to be one of 5 Regional Test Center sites that will work to make solar energy more affordable and reliable through the development of nationwide standards in the photovoltaic (PV) industry. The Nevada site will accommodate as many as 8 different systems and support a total capacity of 250kW DC. This collaborative project will include the efforts of UNLV’s Center for Energy Research with oversight from Sandia Labs on a Las Vegas Valley Water District site of 4 acres at Elkhorn Reservoir in Las Vegas.

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Silver State ASME 2013 Society Winter Dinner

ASME’s  Society Winter Dinner was an event was met with great success , our engineers mingling, achievement acknowledged and great technical presentation .

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New Faces of Engineering programs: Professional and College Editions

Nominations for two New Faces programs are due to the Foundation by Friday, November 18, 2011.

An overview of the nomination procedures for each program is provided below. A timeline is also attached. Continue reading

Support the UNLV Student Chapter – Buy Fireworks

It’s that time of year again where we celebrate independence and explosions and the UNLV Student Section of the ASME is ready to sell you the latter so you can enjoy the former. Come by our TNT Fireworks Booth at the southwest corner of S. Durango Dr. and W. Russell Rd. in the 7-11 parking lot. We’ll have all your favorite fireworks including Piccolo Petes and some great new additions to our lineup including a new grand finale so get the best and support the UNLV Student Section at the same time. Our hours for the week are as follows.

Wed 6/29 – 10a – 8p
Thur 6/30 – 10a – 8p
Fri    7/1 – 10a – 10p
Sat   7/2 – 10a – 10p
Sun  7/3 – 10a – Open all Night
Mon  7/4 – Last Sale By Law is 11:59p

Show your ASME card for special member deals!

Were still looking for volunteers to come out during the week and assist in running the booth. Any time is appreciated, if your available to volunteer please email:
and a link to the online signup form will be sent to you.

We hope to see everyone there! This is traditionally the largest fundraiser of the year for our student section so all of your support is greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

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Student Professional Development Conference This Weekend at UNLV

ASME is holding the District D Student Professional Development Conference this weekend (April 15-16) at UNLV. 140 students and faculty advisors from universities across the Western States will be in attendance.  The weekend will be filled with competitions, good eats, and lots of geeky fun!  We hope you can find some spare time and stop by.  Call Justin Young at 702-499-8067 for more info or specifics on parking.

To get more information check out the conference website:

Teams Wanted: 2011 ASME I-Show



Date: September 15, 2010
Time: 2:30pm

Location: UNLV TBE-B121

Come join us at the next ASME meeting as we welcome our first guest speaker of the fall semester Dr. Woosoon Yim, Chairman and Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering at UNLV, ASME Fellow and author/coauthor of more than 100 technical papers.

Dr. Yim joined UNLV in 1987 and has made significant contributions to the engineering Continue reading


Come to the meeting to sign up for our first outing of the semester when we visit Industrial Metal Craft on Saturday September 18 from 1p – 2p (approx). Don Puhto, owner of Industrial Metal Craft has been kind enough to invite us into his facility on the weekend (they are typically open M-F) and this should be a great opportunity to see Continue reading

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