Madani – Gordaninejad Speech Competition- Submit your abstract by February 28th

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Dr. Faramarz Gordaninejad recently retired from the Mechanical Engineering Department. As part of his legacy, he established the Madani-Gordaninejad Speech Competition in memory of his wife, Azita Madani Gordaninejad.


The subject of the presentation must be innovative and/ or informative and can be technical or non-technical.

Quality abstracts with logical and compelling discussions of a single topic will be selected for the final speech competition.

Abstracts due February 28th by 11:59pm • Finalists will be notified by March 13th

Cash Prizes Awarded to the Best 3 Presentations

Submit your abstract by February 28th at


ASME Spring 2019 Meet n’ Greet – 2/20 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in Jot Travis Building Room 100

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Spring 2019 Meet n’ Greet

FREE Raisin’ Canes

  • 8 Player smash Competition
  • Board Games
  • Infromation about ASME

When: Wednesday, Feb. 20th – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Where: Jot Travis Building Room 100

Questions? Ideas?

Contact Chris Geiser

Sponsored by ASME & AIAA



ASME General Meeting~ 2/27~ 6-7 pm in PE 107

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ASME General Meeting

American Society of Mechanical Engineering

Wednesday, February 27th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

PE 107

General Meeting Agenda

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ASME promotes the art, science, and practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe by continuing education, training and professional development, codes and standards, research, conferences and publications, government relations, and other forms of outreach.

ASME meets weekly on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00 pm in Palmer Engineering 107. Every other week there is an activity to strengthen students engineering knoledge, team working ability, and problem solving skills.

Information about engineering events and programs will be advertised to help in their college career.


SME February Meeting – Last Chance to RSVP

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The next Northern Nevada Section meeting will be held on Monday, February 11th



Nathan Robison
Robison Engineering
Silver Top Project

Monthly Meeting and Technical Presentation

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Circus-Circus Mandalay Room

Social Hour at 6pm

Dinner at 6:45pm

Talk Starts at 7:30pm

SME Northern Nevada Section Member Dinner Cost: $30 

Nonmember Dinner Cost: $35

Dinners can now be paid for online ahead of time

Please use the link below to pay for your dinner and membership. 

No need to wait in line!

Also payable at the door with cash, check, or credit card

RSVP to Alex Wheatley

John Mackay Club students enjoy free admission and dinner provided by Student Dinner Sponsors

Student dinners cost $25; sponsorship for a full year is $200. Student sponsorship at any level is payable at the next meeting or online.


AICHE Meeting TONIGHT – 2/7~ 6-7pm in HREL 109/110

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American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Meeting Tonight: 2/7 6-7 pm in HREL 109/110

Not a Chemical Engineer? No problem! All majors, even non- engineering, are welcome join our club.
Come join our ChemE car team and compete in a regional conference at USC this spring!

Email Us!

We also offer tours of local facilities in the Reno area, as well as a fun environment for everyone!

ACM Upcoming Events

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Association for Computing Machinery Upcoming Events

  • General Meeting TODAY, 2/5 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm – API Workshop and FREE PIZZA
  • Start up Tour – 2/22 at 1 pm – Limited spots! Sign up at
  • Board Game Night – Wednesday 2/13 from 7-8pm in HREL 109/110

Theta Tau Spring Rush 2019

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Theta Tau Spring Rush 2019

  • Today, 2/5 Cheese & Wine – 5-7 pm in LRC
  • Wednesday, 2/6 Craft & Build – 5-7 pm in RSJ 101
  • Thursday, 2/7 Grill & Chill – 5-7 pm in DMSC 105
  • Friday, 2/8 Speed Dating – 5-7 pm in Little Waldorf’s


SAMPE SIERRA/ASME COMSTOCK/SWE Joint Tour of advanced materials and devices, Inc.

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4750 Longley Lane, Suite 104
Reno, Nevada 89502

FEBRUARY 21, 2019
Free pizza and beverages at 5:30 PM, tour begins at 6:00 PM
Come and join the SAMPE Sierra Chapter for a special tour of the Advanced Materials and Devices,
Inc. (AMAD) facility! The event will happen on Thursday, February 21st, at 5:30 PM. Pizza will be

Great event for Mechancical Engineering students!

AMAD leads technological advancements in the development of novel materials, devices, and
integrated systems that contribute to innovation in advanced shock and vibration isolation systems
and high-performance electro-mechanical systems.

AMAD is also an ISO17025 certified company, accredited by American Association for Laboratory
Accreditation, providing shock and vibration, environmental, shock absorber, durability and
reliability testing for military, aerospace suppliers and OEM manufacturers.

Click on the following link to learn more about AMAD, Inc.:

IMPORTANT: Space will be limited and is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis, therefore your
RSVP to SAMPE is required for attendance.

SAMPE members and guests RSVP by 3pm on February 18th, 2018:

For more information, please contact Barkan Kavlicoglu, Vice Chair of SAMPE Sierra Chapter at

E-FIT Pack Leader applications Due March 1st

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The College of Engineering is looking for up to 93 Engineering Pack Leaders for the summer program described below. Applications due March 1st. Mandatory training is on Friday Aug. 16 and the program starts August 17.

Short for “Engineering-Freshman Intensive Transition,” E-FIT is a week- long academic program (August 17-22) designed to increase success for incoming college students. The program offers a glimpse into the University’s rigorous academic expectations and college life prior to the start of the semester.

Pack Leaders will be responsible for:

  • Mentoring the incoming students -help with homework, advise students on being good students, answer questions about student life and what the college has to offer
  • Helping students navigate campus -take students to/and attend some study and discipline specific sessions with students, have meals with students
  • Running the lab sessions -helping with projects and ensuring safety
  • Grading exams and homework assignments
  • Interacting with the students and being a good role model

You will be compensated $500 for the 5.5 day period plus 1 day of training with meals included. If you are living in the residence halls, you will be allowed to move into your room early.

You must be enrolled for the Fall 2019 semester to be considered for this position.

Please go to the following site for more information and to apply to be a leader:

If you have been a mentor in past years, please fill out the 2019 application.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Vollstedt at

SWE Evening With Industry – 2/12, 5:30-8 pm in Ballrooms at the Joe – Sign up for tickets in SEM 132

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Evening With Industry

Tuesday, February 12

5:30-8 pm

Ballrooms @ the Joe

University of Nevada, Reno collegiate section of the Society of women Engineers is hosting the 25th annual Evening with industry celebration and formal networking dinner. Students have an opportunity to interact face-to-face with prospective employers, thus allowing them to network and discuss experiences and opportunities in various fields.

Tickets are sponsored for engineering students!!

Sign up for tickets in SEM 132

Guest Speaker: Ashley Pietz

Ashley Pietz is the Space Vehicle Resiliency Lead at Lockheed Martin Space in Sunnyvale, CA. She leads a cross-functional integrated product team in the development and integration of auxiliary payloads for the Next Gen Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) satellite program. Ashley has worked for Lockheed Martin for over 14 years where she’s worked on research and development projects as well as production satellite programs. She received her BS in Materials Engineering from San Jose State University in 2007 and recently completed her MS in Engineering Leadership and Management from Santa Clara University in 2017. Ashley claims two “hometowns” in California, the first is Kingsbury where she lived until age 12 and the second is Pioneer, where she lived through high school.

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