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American Society of Mechanical Engineers

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION

"Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, today's ASME is a 120,000-member professional organization focused on technical, educational and research issues of the engineering and technology community. ASME conducts one of the world's largest technical publishing operations, holds numerous technical conferences worldwide, and offers hundreds of professional development courses each year. ASME sets internationally recognized industrial and manufacturing codes and standards that enhance public safety."

Official Website:
http://www.asme.org/

Location:
New York City

Founding Date:
1880

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Norman Augustine
Business
27-Jul-1935   CEO of Martin Marietta, 1996-97
Samuel C. Collins
Chemist
28-Dec-1898 19-Jun-1984 Collins-type cryocooler
Robert B. Coutts
Business
c. 1950   EVP at Lockheed Martin
Lloyd H. Donnell
Engineer
20-May-1895 7-Nov-1997 Donnell's thin shell theory
Daniel C. Drucker
Engineer
1918 25-Aug-2001 Drucker's stability postulate
William F. Durand
Engineer
5-Mar-1859 9-Aug-1958 National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
Thomas Edison
Inventor
11-Feb-1847 18-Oct-1931 Invented the light bulb
William L. Emmet
Engineer
10-Jul-1859 26-Sep-1941 All-electric warships
John R. Freeman
Engineer
27-Jul-1855 6-Oct-1932 Charles River Dam
Henry Gantt
Engineer
1861 23-Nov-1919 Management as a science
Robert R. Gilruth
Engineer
18-Oct-1913 17-Aug-2000 NASA scientist
Richard J. Goldstein
Engineer
c. 1936   Fluid mechanics
Jesse J. Greene, Jr.
Business
c. 1945   Chief Financial Risk Officer at IBM, 2007-10
Frederick A. Halsey
Engineer
12-Jul-1856 20-Oct-1935 Kept America safe from the metric system
Mayo D. Hersey
Engineer
30-Aug-1886 5-Sep-1978 Tribology
John A. Hill
Publisher
22-Feb-1858 24-Jan-1916 Co-Founder of the McGraw-Hill Companies
Nicholas J. Hoff
Engineer
3-Jan-1906 4-Aug-1997 Aluminum in aircraft design
Alexander Lyman Holley
Business
20-Jul-1832 29-Jan-1882 Designed steel foundries
Joseph M. Juran
Scientist
24-Dec-1904 28-Feb-2008 The Pareto Principle
Ted Kaufman
Government
15-Mar-1939   TARP oversight panel
Charles F. Kettering
Engineer
29-Aug-1876 25-Nov-1958 Invented the electric starter
Jack S. Kilby
Inventor
8-Nov-1923 20-Jun-2005 Electrical engineering pioneer
Albert Kingsbury
Engineer
23-Dec-1863 28-Jul-1943 Kingsbury thrust bearing
Dale Klein
Government
c. 1948   Chairman, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Morris E. Leeds
Business
6-Mar-1869 8-Feb-1952 Leeds & Northrup Co.
Robert W. Mann
Inventor
1924 16-Jun-2006 Prosthetic devices
Jerry McNerney
Politician
18-Jun-1951   Congressman, California 11th
Raymond D. Mindlin
Engineer
17-Sep-1906 22-Nov-1987 Mindlin's problem
C. D. Mote, Jr.
Educator
c. 1937   President, University of Maryland
Francis A. Pratt
Business
15-Feb-1827 10-Feb-1902 Co-Founder of Pratt & Whitney
Daniel R. Raichel
Scientist
1935 22-Dec-2006 Acoustics expert
Eric Reissner
Mathematician
5-Jan-1913 1-Nov-1996 Reissner shear-deformation plate theory
Franz Reuleaux
Mathematician
30-Sep-1829 20-Aug-1905 Father of modern kinematics
Charles M. Schwab
Business
18-Feb-1862 19-Sep-1939 Founder of Bethlehem Steel
William R. Sears
Engineer
1-Mar-1913 12-Oct-2002 Airfoil engineer
Igor Sikorsky
Business
25-May-1889 26-Oct-1972 Helicopter magnate
Elmer Sperry
Inventor
12-Oct-1860 10-Jun-1930 Gyroscopic compass
Philip Sporn
Engineer
25-Nov-1896 23-Jan-1978 American Electric Power Company
Ambrose Swasey
Business
19-Dec-1846 15-Jun-1937 Warner and Swasey Company and Observatory
Chang-Lin Tien
Educator
24-Jul-1935 29-Oct-2002 Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1990-97
Stephen Timoshenko
Engineer
23-Dec-1878 29-May-1972 Mechanical engineering professor at Stanford
George Westinghouse
Inventor
6-Oct-1846 12-Mar-1914 Air brake and A/C power
Amos Whitney
Business
8-Oct-1832 5-Aug-1928 Co-Founder of Pratt & Whitney


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