School of Engineering hosts mechanical engineering student leadership seminar
The School of Engineering was host to the 2006 American Society of Mechanical Engineering District C Student Leadership Seminar, Oct. 13-14. This annual fall event is designed to help student officers develop their leadership skills, plan their school's club activities throughout the academic year, network and learn more about mechanical engineering in general.
Seventeen schools from District C sent officer representatives and traveled from as far away as the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky.
The 75 participants included students, faculty advisers, and speakers, with School of Engineering faculty presenters: John Abraham, Ronald Bennett, Camille George and Robert Monson. National and district ASME administrators Burton Dicht and Kambiz Farhang were also in attendance. Michael Hennessey (School of Engineering) and George Lucas (ASME District C college relations officer) served as seminar organizers and were assisted by St. Thomas' ASME Club president, Joe Crimando, and SOE staff member Jan Becker.
The keynote speaker was Stephanie George, senior development engineer at American Medical Systems Inc. of Minnetonka, Minn., whose talk was titled "Mechanical Engineering in Medical Devices."