Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to introduce University of Rochester undergraduates to the mechanical engineering community. This community begins with classmates and will extend to working engineers around the world. We support our mission by offering undergraduates social events to get to know other engineers, by sponsoring competitions that bring out their engineering talent, and by hosting speakers. We aim to make life as a mechanical engineer both socially and intellectually rewarding.
If you would like to learn more about ASME at the University of Rochester please visit the Getting Involved section.
January 24th, 2013
We will be hosting the ASME student night this year at Staybridge. It will take place Feb. 21st starting at 5:30pm. See you there!
October 15th, 2012
Pumpkin Launch! This Friday!
2012 Pumpkin Launch Competition
May 20th, 2012
Well the school year has come to an end. Congratulations to the
graduation seniors, and good luck with your future plans. For everyone
else, enjoy the summer and see you in the fall!
February 24th, 2012
2012 Egg Drop!
The ASME Egg Drop will take place in Georgen Auditorium on Friday,
2/24/12. We will be dropping the eggs from the fourth floor balcony to
floor. The challenge is to devise a vehicle that will safely carry the
egg to the floor, while minimizing weight. All are welcome to enter!
For those on the classic college schedule, materials will be availible
in Georgen on the competition day to create an improvised vehicle. As
always, those who plan ahead have a better chance of sucess!
Detailed rules can be found here.
Wednesday, November 23th, 2011
Minutes are up!
For anyone looking to get involved with ASME this year, the minutes
from the weekly meetings are now posted. Check the "Getting Involved"
page. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to stop by the Hopeman
conference room Tuesdays at 1:00 to attend the meetings. Hope to see
Friday, October 28th, 2011
ANNOUNCEMENT - 2011 Annual Pumpkin Launch
The pumpkin launch is this Friday at 3:00 PM.
There was an error in the official rules mixing up the time. That has
been corrected in the rules posted below. See you Friday at 3!
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Pumpkin Launch Preliminary Event and RegistrationNeed to register and want to test out your pumpkin launcher before the event? Come to our preliminary event to see the other launchers in action and test the working ability of your launcher before the Pumpkin Launch event on the 28th. The prelim event will be held at 4:00 pm Saturday, the 22nd, at the competition site in Genesee Valley Park (map below). The official rules and the registration form are below. See you then!
Friday, October 28th, 2011
2011 Manual Pumpkin LaunchIt is that time of year again and pumpkins are about to fly! Students will be competing to launch pumpkins across Genesee Valley Park using homemade mechanical launchers. The accuracy and distance of each launched pumpkin counts toward the team's final score. Come join us this year as the tradition continues!
See the official rules below or contact ASME (email@example.com) for more information about the Pumpkin Launch.
The location for the competition site and the preliminary event is at:
Google Maps: Genesee Valley Park
Friday, September 23, 2011
Fall PicnicASME started off the year with with the annual fall picnic at Genesee Valley Park. Students and faculty made a strong appearance despite the drizzling weather. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, cookies, and cake were enjoyed by all. Everyone had a great time catching up, eating some great food, and just hanging out!
Friday, October 23, 2010
Pumpkin Launch Preliminary Event and RegistrationNeed to register and want to test out your pumpkin launcher before the event? Come to our preliminary event this Saturday to see the other launchers in action, and test the working ability of your launcher before the Pumpkin Launch event on the 29th, and register your team. The prelim event will be held at 4:00 pm this Saturday, the 23rd, at the GLC recreational field. For more information please few the Official Rules link under the Annual Pumpkin Launch heading.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Annual Pumpkin Launch
Every year, students compete to launch pumpkins across Wilson Quad using homemade mechanical launchers. Accuracy with three differently distanced targets counts toward each team's final score. Come join us this year as the tradition continues!
Friday, April 23, 2010
Mechanical Engineering Faculty Roast
The much-anticipated annual event will be in the evening on Friday, April 23rd this year. The venue will be the Meliora restaurant on-campus. The evening will include dinner, a "roast" of the faculty by ME seniors, and dancing.
Tickets on sale now! $25 cash, or $28.50 declining. See Renee in
the ME Office to purchase.
February 19, 2010
The ASME Egg Drop in Georgen Auditorium was held on Friday, 2/19/10. We dropped the eggs from the fourth floor balcony to the first floor. The challenge was to devise a vehicle that will safely carry the egg to the floor, while minimizing weight. Scoring was as follows:
Score based on survivability and proximity to target, please refer to the rules for more details.
Detailed rules can be found here.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Fall Picnic 2010
ASME kicked off the school year with the annual Fall Picnic on Friday, September 17th, 2010, starting at around 4:00 PM. The picnic at the Roundhouse at Genesee Valley Park, a short walk (5-10 minutes) from campus, was a huge hit. Hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, chips, cookies, and drinks were enjoyed by all. The event was department-wide, so many of the mechanical engineering students, faculty, and staff reveled in the joy of the festivities.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Executive Board elected for 2009-2010
Elections took place at the annual ASME end-of-year barbeque held on
the last day of classes. Congratulations to the ASME Executive Board
Chair: Trevor Pollock
Vice Chair: Dustin Canzonieri
Treasurer: David Simpson
Membership Chair: Joni Mici
Secretary: Colleen Rosania
Social Chairs: Eric Mason and Brian MacMillan
Webmaster: Nick Warren
2010 Class Reps: Jay Komsa and JJ Dennstedt
2011 Class Rep: Trevor Pollock
2012 Class Rep: Mike Hua
2013 Class Rep: TBD (Elected next fall.)
Graduate Rep: Heather Howard
ASME T-Shirts for Sale in ME Office
Be sure to stop by the ME office (Hopeman 233) to get your ASME T-Shirts. Two styles are available: the ever-popular "RUSH ASME" shirt (navy with white design) and the Pumpkin Launch shirt (white with full-color "pumpkin post-it" design). If you choose to buy both styles, you'll pay just $15 for the two shirts!