February 22nd – 28th is National Engineer’s Week
3rd Thursday – March 19th Facility Tour Event
AeroDyn Wind Tunnel, LLC
135 Godspeed Ln.
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (estimate)
(Please aim to arrive at the facility by 6:00 p.m.)
The Aerodyn Wind Tunnel in Mooresville specializes in testing the cars from NASCAR race teams, but is adaptable to fit a wide array of vehicles. The wind tunnel, operated by Aerodyn Technologies, offers thorough, accurate, and convenient full- scale wind tunnel testing, at an extremely low cost. The Aerodyn team can catalog (document the drag characteristics) of five cars per eight hour shift, with the cost running under $2000 per hour.
This is a state-of-the-art facility employing a number of Mechanical Engineers who make a valuable contribution to the optimization of NASCAR vehicles, and it’s right here in Mooresville.
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ASME Piedmont-Carolina Senior Group Family Member Scholarship
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 30, 2015
To recognize and reward students who have been inspired (intend) to pursue an engineering career, the ASME Piedmont-Carolina Group will award up to three (3) $500 scholarships to current high school seniors for their first year of study (non-renewable) in an accredited Engineering or Engineering Technology program with an intended interest in mechanical engineering. The award recipient(s) will be awarded April 2015 Winners will be notified prior to the meeting.
See http://charlotte-asme.org/asme-piedmont-carolina-section-family-member-scholarship/ for details.
Events Calendar for 2015 Calendar Year
(Speakers, Topics, Plant Tours will be announced)
Senior Group Dinner Event Thursday, April 16th
Senior Group Dinner Event Thursday, May 21st
Senior Group Dinner Event Thursday, June 18th
Thursday February 19th, 2015
Siemens Plant Tour Event
60+ Piedmont-Carolina Members, Guest and Students attended the Plant Tour of he Siemens manufacturing facility at the Charlotte campus. This tour provides the opportunity to visit the manufacturing areas for gas turbines, steam turbines and generators. New combined cycle power plants are typically around 60% efficient and provide a cleaner alternative to coal. Power plant solutions from Siemens provide a third of the U.S. power supply. The 42,000 square meter gas turbine plant is relatively new having been built in 2011. The tour took about 2 hours and the turn-out was one of the largest this Group has seen in many years.
Click on the link below to visit our Dinner Events, Plant Tours for 2013 – 2014.
Piedmont-Carolina ASME supports Engineering Camp Charlotte for second year in 2015
The Piedmont-Carolina ASME Senior Group is dedicated to the development of the Engineering profession. To that end, we support The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and their branch of their Youth Engineering Summer Program in Charlotte. They received over 180 applications in the first week of the application period in January, so apparently word is spreading that they are an effective program.
Professional Development Benefit for ASME Members – ASME Piedmont-Carolina GroupExtended Academic Programs of UNCC.
The courses offered carry PDH Credits and should be of interest to all Engineers.
You will find additional information at: http://continuinged.uncc.edu/. An additional benefit of this sponsorship is that ASME Members will receive a 15% discount on any and all courses offered.