To mark the
125th anniversary of ASME in 2005:
Day, February 16, was the focus of celebrations worldwide, supported
by special anniversary resources, such as a video and memorabilia. Organizers
should contribute photographs to the scrapbook (see the Getting
Week, celebrated February 20-26, has been co-hosted by
ASME and corporate sponsor BP. Activities focused on EWeek's legacy
partnership with Engineering
Without Borders, which continues throughout the year and beyond.
- ASME encouraged
the celebration of March 12 as Boiler Code Day (in recognition
of the day that Boiler Code became an official document of ASME in 1915).
Day was April 7 for ASME, the day that the first formal organizational
meeting was held at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey,
with about eighty engineers industrialists, educators, technical
journalists, designers, shipbuilders, military engineers, and inventors.
Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, where ASME's
first meetings were held, hosted a special
ASME Heritage Day event with an April 8 performance by members of the
Orchestra Inginerilor din Bucuresti (Romanian Orchestra of Engineers),
entirely comprised of engineers. The Board of Governors met near
Stevens on April 8, and on Saturday, April 9, the Regional Student Design
Contests was held at Stevens.
- The opening
reception of ASME's Summer Annual Meeting was held 12 June at
the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pa., previewing Sir Isaac's
Loft following renovation and the Why Knot? machine by ASME's Seth Goldstein.
- Also on
June 12 prior to the opening reception at Franklin, ASME designated
Sellers' screw-thread standards at the Franklin Institute as
an ASME Mechanical Engineering Heritage Site.
- ASME will
host World Standards Day activities, in recognition of the collaborative
and voluntary efforts worldwide as well as to raise awareness of the
importance of global standardization to the world economy and to promote
its role in helping meet the needs of business, industry, government,
and consumers. An October 6 banquet, to be held at the US Chamber
of Commerce, Washington, D.C., will include representatives from standards-setting
societes and related government agencies. Also, a paper
competition organized by the Standards Engineering Society has a
submission deadline of September 2. For other information, contact
Katherine Holmes at email@example.com.
Eiffel 1903 Drop Test Machine and 1912 Wind Tunnel at the Aérodynamique
Eiffel in Auteuil, Paris, will be designated as an ASME Historic
Mechanical Engineering Landmark.
- ASME will
hold its anniversary finale at the ASME Congress in November
in Orlando, Fla.