Sunday, October 16, 2016

Lakeshore Nature Preserve Buckthorn removal

On October 8th ASME travelled to the Lakeshore preserve to remove invasive buckthorn plants along a trail. We made quick work of it, even having time for a lemonade break!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Saturday Science--Invention

October 1st found ASME working with the patent office to teach children about patents and inventions at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

The highlight was walking kids through inventing and improving a paper basket.

Saturday Science occurs every month, so look out for future volunteer opportunities!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

2016 ASME Golf Outing

ASME held our second annual golf outing at Glenway Golf Course this September! We had 36 student golfers participate and golf with our seven sponsoring companies. This event was a fantastic opportunity for students to meet recruiters in an informal environment the Sunday before the career fair. Following the team-scramble-round of golf, we had the rest of the afternoon to eat lunch, give away prizes, and get to know each other. Everyone had a blast and we cannot wait to host this amazing event again next fall!

Students networked with the sponsoring companies throughout the outing
Sponsoring Companies
Milwaukee Tool
GE Healthcare
MPC Inc.

Each participant received custom 2016 ASME Golf Outing T-Shirt
-Bryan McMichael, Social Chair

Sunday, May 1, 2016

ASME says goodbye and congratulations to our seniors!

This past Friday, over forty ASME’rs and friends gathered at Vilas park to play some kickball and grill out as a goodbye to our graduating seniors. We got to the park by three and were playing kickball by four. After darkness rolled in, we moved the group to Ben and Aaron’s house and continued the good times. The event was a ton of fun (despite our lack of condiments for the burgers and hot dogs, sorry guys!) and was a great way to celebrate the end of another semester and wish our graduating seniors’ well for the future!

ASME will miss a huge chunk of our members next semester to graduation. Seven officers will be leaving our board, along with many more general members. The officers graduating are:

  • Aaron Schmitz, Vice Chair, who will be working full time for GE Aviation
  • Jon Guay, Secretary, who will be working full time for Flint Hills Resources
  • Muhammad Alvi, Outreach Chair, who will be starting his masters program at UW - Madison this fall
  • Emmett Nienhaus, Conference Chair, who will be working full time for Miniature Precision Components
  • Chad Van De Hey, Webmaster, who will be working full time for Intuit
  • Ben Wortmann, Banquet Chair, who will be working for Marathon Petroleum
  • Emily Keuler, Historian, who will be starting her masters program at UW - Madison this fall 
Congratulations to our graduates and to everyone for completing another successful semester! Best of luck in the future!

-Micaela Connors, Social Chair

From left to right, top row: Henry Hasti (Freshman Representative), Chad Van De Hey (Webmaster), Dan Holzer (Treasurer), Emmett Nienhouse (Conference Chair), Ben Wortmann (Banquet Chair), Jeff Pickett (Industrial Relations Chair), Aaron Schmitz (Vice Chair). Bottom row: Ryan McMurtry (Regional Liaison), Jon Guay (Secretary), Micaela Connors (Social Chair), Erin Jamar (Academic Chair), Muhammad Alvi (Outreach Chair). Not pictured: Emily Keuler (Historian) who had to leave early!

Those of us sticking around for another year or more got together and surprised our graduates, each sporting a party hat with an embarrassing photo of a senior of them (except for Chad, who just always looks so good in pictures that no one had an embarrassing photo of him. Instead, Henry wore Jeremy Renner on his hat).

ASME’s Annual trip to a Milwaukee Brewers game!

This April, ASME made our annual trip to Miller Park for a Milwaukee Brewers game! We had a full bus of forty-five students and friends in attendance for the day and had a ton of fun! We got to Miller park a few hours before the start of the game and had a great time grilling out and hanging out. Grillmaster Emmett served up some great hot dogs and hamburgers without the use of spatula and we had a great spread of chips, dips, and other snacks (minus the guacamole…. My bad guys!). Throughout the course of the afternoon, ASME’rs enjoyed some friendly competition over bags, chatted with our awesome and interesting bus driver, Chris, and overall had a great time despite the almost freezing April weather.

We headed into the game as the sun was going down, pretty quickly after the start. From this point, the group split with some of us headed into Friday’s to enjoy some appetizers while watching the game before heading to our seats. We stayed for the end of the game and cheered the Brewers on until the end! Though unfortunately we caught their only loss to the Astro’s in the series, we still had an amazing afternoon in Milwaukee!

-Micaela Connors, Social Chair

The officers in attendance looking good while staying warm before the game starts!

ASME First Annual Ski Trip!

This past February, ASME held its first ever (in recent memory) ski trip! We had a great turnout for the event - twenty-six ASME’rs and friends headed out to Tyrol Basin for a Friday afternoon on the slopes. Our skill levels ranged from complete beginner to very experienced skiers and snowboarders and regardless of prior knowledge, everyone in attendance had snow much fun!

We met at the Engineering Centers Building and carpooled to Tyrol basin, arriving around 3:30pm and skiing or snowboarding by 4. A couple of our new skiers and snowboarders took advantage of Tyrol’s free lessons while those of us who were a bit out of practice got a tip (or twenty) from more experienced attendees (thanks guys!). I was in the latter group and had a good wipe out or two before really finding my footing. We stayed at Tyrol and skied until 9PM with one short break for cheese curds and fries and left completely worn out from all the skiing and laughs. Overall, it was a very successful ski trip and we look forward to continuing the event in the future!

-Micaela Connors, Social Chair

Muhammad, Dan, and Jeff decide to take a quick break halfway down the hill!

Some ASME’rs skiing with the sunset…..

...and making new friends!

Dan recuperating halfway through the event with a mid-afternoon siesta on the ski lift!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Pi Mile run

Pi mile run is an annual event organized for the 14th of March (3.14). The student chapter of Engineering honor Society of Tau Beta Pi organizes this run to support the guide dog association of Wisconsin. Pi run is famous for its Pi, Puppies and prizes available at the race

This year pi mile run was organized on the first weekend of April. In spite of it being in April, due to bad weather situation not all of the runners showed up, however, the final run proceeded as planned. This year close to 100 participants ran in the 5k and 10k races.

The volunteers for ASME played a pivotal role in the smooth organization of the run. We had duties of race path guides, bag check, on the day registration, runner check in and prize distribution. Close to $2000 were raised and donated to Occupaws guide dog. The runners as well as the volunteers enjoyed the race which ended with a raffle of left over prices.

Before the run