Upcoming Events


February 2015

February 22nd – 28th is National Engineer’s Week

3rd Thursday – February 19th Plant Tour Event 

Siemens Tour

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (estimate)

(Please aim to arrive at the security desk by 5:30 p.m.)

Tour the 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.

At the start of the event a short presentation will be given to describe the site followed by a safety briefing. The tour itself of the three plants will be approximately two hours long.

Travel Directions: 101 Siemens Avenue

Site Map Siemens Campus Tour February 19th 2015

Attendees should enter at the main Siemens Avenue entrance and park in the Main Visitor Parking Lot. In order to gain access through the barrier to the parking lot they should provide the contact name Peter Tuz and state that they are on the ASME tour. After parking they should walk to the Main Office security. 

Important Requirements

To meet Safety Requirements all attendees should wear flat, hard soled, closed shoes. Business flats, or hard soled running / hiking shoes are fine. Safety glasses will be provided. All tour participants must be fully mobile in the event of an evacuation (i.e. no crutches, etc.).
Attendance to this event is subject to Export Control and Customs and company approval. Attendees should register by February 11th (noon) and provide their employer’s name and country of citizenship. All participants must bring valid photo I.D. Contractors must provide which companies they are affiliated with.

Register at: 

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Events Calendar for 2015 Calendar Year

(Speakers, Topics, Plant Tours will be announced)

Senior Group Dinner Event Thursday, March 19th

Senior Group Plant Tour Event Thursday, April 16th

Senior Group Dinner Event Thursday, May 21st

Awards Night
Senior Group Dinner Event Thursday, June 18th










Past Events

  • Thursday, January 15th
    John Laurence Busch
    Captain Moses Rogers and the Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier

    A total of 50 Members, Students and and Guest attended the January Event which was a joint Event with ANS.

    Steam Ship Coffin                                                                 Speaker John Busch

    We were treated with historical facts, how they effect today’s modern technology and what it means for the future. This was by far the largest attended Dinner Event of the current ASME Meeting calendar and a great start of the 2015 year. The Savannah is more than a “steamship.” She is the first example of globalized high technology in history.

    Click on the link below to visit our Dinner Events, Plant Tours for 2013 – 2014.

    Dinner Events and Plant Tours of 2013 – 2014 Calendar Year Brochure










Professional Development

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     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.  

    Members of the Piedmont Carolina Section of ASME:

    Major Professional Development Opportunity. A significant professional development opportunity is coming to Charlotte, NC in February 2015 through the ASME! ASME is offering the following list of courses in Charlotte. Please strongly consider these opportunities for professional development. ASME hasn’t used Charlotte as a venue significantly in the past, so here is a great opportunity to get some training and CEU’s without significant travel costs.

    ASME Program SC4109 (Charlotte, NC)
    February 02 2015 08:30 AM – February 06 2015 05:30 PM, Monday – Friday

    Venue & Location:
    Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park
    5700 Westpark Dr Charlotte, NC 28217-3550
    Charlotte NC, United States
    Guest Room Telephone Reservation: 1 (704) 527-9650

    Website Link: http://calendar.asme.org/EventDetail.cfm?EventID=29539

    Please strongly consider availing yourself of these opportunities!

    Don McConnell, Professional Development Chair, Piedmont-Carolina Group, ASME

     Sponsor of


      Professional Development Benefit for ASME Members – ASME Piedmont-Carolina Group

    Extended 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.