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ASME is one of the most important connections a future mechanical engineer can make. Join on-campus actvities, build your skills, attend special events and network with other engineering students and professional engineers.

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Photo of Check Presentation to Ronald McDonald House Charities with Dr. Scott Wayne, Ronald McDonald and Eleanor Reigel.

Presentation of Check to Ronald McDonald House of Morgantown. Left to right: Dr. Scott Wayne, ASME Faculty Advisor, Ronald McDonald, Eleanor Reigel, Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Morgantown.

About the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

ASME is a global professional association of over 100,000 engineers and technical experts promoting the art, science and practice of multidisciplinary engineering around the globe. ASME's mission is to serve divers global communities by advancing, disseminating and applying knowledte for improving the quality of life; and communicating the excitement of engineering. ASME aims to be the essential information resource for mechanical engineers and other technical professionals throughout the world. The engagement opportunities facilitated through ASME include:

  • Codes & Standards - ASME offers a continuously evolving portfolio of standards across a wide range of topics including pressure technology, power plants, elevators, construction equipment, piping, nuclear components and others.
  • Publications - ASME offers some of the engineering profession's most esteemed scholarly journals, books and technical papers serving the mechanical engineering community by sharing innovative research, inspiring ideas and encouraging multidisciplinary collaboration.
  • Conferences, Masterclasses, Public Courses, Webinars, and Workshops - ASME host conferences, committee meetings, public courses, webinars and workshops on a wide aray of engineering topics throughout the world where industry experts present and discuss cutting-edge research and innovations.
  • Professional Sections and Technical Divisions - ASME Professional Sections are located throughout the world. Each ASME member is assigned to a local section based on their geographical location. Local sections are lead by ASME volunteers. Technical Divisions are groups formed around specific technical interests. technical Divisions contribute to ASME Conferences, Journals and other techical content. Member can identify up to five Technical Divisions they would like to be affiliated with in their ASME Member Profile.
  • Collegiate Chapters - Collegiate Chapters are a way for ASME Student Members to to network with other like-minded individuals and industry professional by organizing plant tours, guest speakers and local community and outreach events. Participating in your ASME Student Chapter helps you develop leadership, time management, communications, organization, planning budgeting and finance skills. Collegiate Chapters also support the activities of ASME Collegiate Design Competition teams.
  • Collegiate Design Competitions - ASME Student Design Competitions provides a platform for ASME Student Members to present their solutions to a range of design problems - from everyday household tasks to groundbreaking space exploration and then compete with other students from around the globe in exciting and intense competitions. By participating students gain exposure to recruiters from leading companies to help land their first engineering job after graduation. WVU participates in the Human Powered Vehicle Challenge.

The WVU ASME Student Chapter

The mission of the West Virginia University ASME Collegiate Chapter  is to provide opportunities for students to gain broader insight into the mechanical engineering profession. The ASME Student Chapter invites practicing engineers to campus to present seminars, arranges field trips to research and engineering establishments, and helps to organize the Annual WVU Pumpkin Drop. WVU students participate annually in the Human Powered Vehicle Challenge.

  • Student Membership in ASME  costs $25/year + $15/year local WVU Student Chapter dues. Freshmen can join ASME free of charge for their first year.
  • The WVU ASME Student Chapter meets approximately once a month to organize and plan upcoming events such as plant tours, recruiting events, guest speakers and participation in Statler College recruiting and outreach events.
  • The WVU ASME Student Chapter actively participates in the Statler College Student Advisory Council (SAC) activities by providing support for Statler College recruiting and outreach events. By participating in  SAC activities, the WVU ASME Student Chapter is eligible for SAC Funding to support Chapter activities. SAC funding is allocated based on the number of volunteer hours accrued by ASME members.

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Register for the 32nd Annual WVU Pumpkin Drop

The goal of the Annual Pumpkin Drop competition is to design an enclosure or apparatus to protect a pumpkin from damage when dropped from the roof of the 11 story high WVU Engineering Sciences Building. The surviving pumpkin that land closest to a target on the ground wins. Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Morgantown.

Register for the WVU Pumpkin Drop
A pumpkin plunges from the roof of the Engineering Sciences building in a cardboard box.

Team from South Middle School wins 31st Annual WVU Pumpkin Drop

On a day that saw 355 pumpkins survive the 11-story drop from atop  West Virginia University’s Engineering Sciences Building, it was team 314 from South Middle School in Morgantown that took top honors in the 31st Annual  Pumpkin Drop. Their pumpkin landed just one-foot from the target, earning them the $100 first prize.

Read about the 31st Annual Pumpkin Drop
Dr. Andrew Nix names ASME Fellow at ASME’s 2018 Turbomachinery Technical Conference & Exposition.

Dr. Andrew Nix Named ASME Fellow

Andrew Nix, associate professor in the  Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at  West Virginia University, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. ASME is a global engineering society comprised of more than 130,000 members in more than 151 countries. Less than 4,000 members have achieved ASME Fellow status.

Read More About Dr. Andrew Nix
Photo of unfortunate pumpkins that did not survive their plummet from the Engineering Sicences Building.

Team from Greater Beckley Christian School Wins 30th WVU Pumpkin Drop

While nearly 400 pumpkins flew off the roof of West Virginia University’s Engineering Sciences Building one—from team No. 102A from the Greater Beckley Christian School in Prosperity —not only survived the 11-story drop but landed closest to the target earning them the $100 Pumpkin Drop first prize.

Read about the 30th Annual Pumpkin Drop

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