MEETING IDEAS: Participate in building
1. Get involved with Engineers Without Borders
Fund a project (email:
firstname.lastname@example.org), mentor a student team, or sponsor
your own project. For ASME participation in this program,
At the next Engineers Without Borders (http://www.ewb-usa.org)
conference, Fall 2005, nominate your project for
an award, beginning with a paragraph submission
that addresses how your project met each of the six
award areas to EWB:
- Humanitarian: How far reaching within the
community served did your project go?
- Education: How did you utilize education
- Appropriate Technology: What innovations
were applied and at the same time maintained the integrity
of being an appropriate technology project?
- Collaborative Efforts: What did you do to
make this project work with professionals, mentors,
students and the community?
- Chapter Development: In what ways did your
project further strengthen your chapter and inspire
others to participate?
Invite a speaker to your next ASME Meeting or
to a local community or school event. Here are some
Ian M. Arbon, ASME Distinguished Lecture: Available
through June 30, 2005 Renewable Energy and Sustainability
Dr. Frank Kreith, P.E., ASME Distinguished Lecture:
Available through June 30, 2005 Fuel Cell Vehicles:
Promise and Reality or Hydrogen Economy: Promise and
Ramesh K. Shah, ASME Distinguished Lecture:
Available through June 30, 2007 Fuel Cell Technology:
A Myth or Reality?
Cathy Leslie, Executive Director of Engineers
3. Participate in major celebrations:
Earth Day (www.earthsite.org),
March 20, 2005--Connect with your local school or
museum to sponsor a special talk on the environment.
Compare early technology to “green” technology.
World Environment Day (http://www.wed2005.org/),
June 5, 2005, is one of the principal vehicles through
which the United Nations (UNEP) stimulates worldwide
awareness of the environment and enhances political
attention and action. The theme this year is Green Cities;
the slogan is Plan for the Planet! (The main international
celebrations of the World Environment Day 2005 will
be held in San Francisco, California, USA.)