PUBLIC POLICY INTERNSHIPS
FOR ENGINEERING STUDENTS
ASME President Madiha El Mehelmy Kotb
(center) presents the 2013 Global Pipeline
Award in Rio de Janeiro in September.
The 2013 WISE Interns spent last summer studying public policy on Capitol Hill. For more information, visit
or e-mail Melissa Carl, Government Relations Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Society of Association Executives awarded ASME’s new headquarters at Two Park Avenue in
New York an Association Real Estate Award.
The society’s new offices took first prize in the
event’s Large Staff, Professional Association
ASAE received 56 entries from nonprofit
and professional associations throughout the
U.S. for the awards program, sponsored by
ASAE Business Services and the commercial
real estate brokerage company, Studley Inc.
ASME staff completed the move from Three
Park Avenue into the new headquarters by the
end of January. The modern and bright new
office space features workstations arranged in
an open layout. The new design encourages
productivity and interoffice collaboration.
ASME IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS through the end of December for its 2014 Washington Internships for Students of Engineering program. WISE offers a
unique opportunity for engineering students
to spend the summer in the nation's capital
and experience the interaction of technology
and public policy firsthand. The program is
open to third- and fourth-year undergraduates, as well as recent graduates commencing
their studies in an engineering policy-related
THE ASME FOUNDATION HAS RAISED MORE than $300,000 from several donors in its “Support ASME 2 Park Ave” campaign. The
campaign offered naming opportunities for various
meeting spaces at the New York Headquarters to
raise funds that will support philanthropic student
and humanitarian programs.
Seven meeting rooms have been named to date.
The donors include Esther and Richard Rosenberg;
ASME President Madiha El Mehelmy Kotb and her
husband, Bob; Past President Bob Simmons and his
wife, Kay; Past President Sam Zamrik and his wife,
Myrna; Past President Keith Thayer and his wife,
Ruthie; and Lynden F. Davis, ASME Fellow and vice
president of the ASME Foundation. Insurance provider Marsh U.S. Consumer contributed a corporate
donation to the campaign, as well.
ASME LEADERS MEET IN RIO
A DELEGATION FROM ASME TRAVELED TO Rio de Janeiro in September for the 2013 Rio Pipeline Conference and Exposition. The group
also met with representatives from Brazil's engineering
and petroleum organizations.
Topics discussed included advances in engineering
technology, public policy and engineering, workforce
development, international cooperation between
the various societies, as well as the challenges and
opportunities related to innovation.
The meetings also underscored the importance of
ASME's international safety standards for mechanical
equipment traded around the world and the benefits of
this type of international cooperation.
While in Brazil, ASME President Madiha El Mehelmy
Kotb provided remarks at the opening and closing sessions of the conference, and presented the ASME Pipeline Systems Division's 2013 Global Pipeline Award to
PetroChina Pipeline Co. and the Institute of Chemistry,
Chinese Academy of Sciences. Kotb also recognized
Marcelino Guedes Gomes, president of Petrobras's
Abreu Lima Refinery, as a new ASME Fellow during the
conference's closing assembly. n
master’s degree program.
WISE interns are assigned space in ASME's
Washington office for approximately nine
weeks. During this time, they will work with
volunteers and staff to learn how government officials make decisions about complex
technological issues and how engineers can
contribute to legislative and regulatory policy
decisions. At the end of the nine weeks, interns
produce a public policy paper on a topic of
interest and present their findings on Capitol
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