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Our regular activities
We typically meet for dinner the second Monday of the month September through May at the Callaway Manufacturing and Research Center (MaRC Building) on the Georgia Tech campus. The meetings have a networking session followed by a dinner buffet and a technical program. subject matter of our programs attempts to comply with the requirements for most statesâ€™ Professional Development Hours (PDHs). We occasionally join with other area technical societies to expand our focus and content.Each year, two tours of nearby manufacturing or research facilities are typically offered (in place of that month's dinner meeting). These fill quickly and often have a restricted number of guest spots.At least once a year we target a social function on a weekend morning or afternoon; Many members bring their families and friends.The section supports our early career engineers by sponsoring at least two events specifically for our ECE members, which ASME specifies as under 35 years old and less than 10 years from college graduation.
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ASME Atlanta Section History
Fourteen members held the first meeting of the Atlanta Section of ASME on June 23, 1913. One of the original Section members, Dr. John Saylor Coon (chair of mechanical engineering at the Georgia School of Technology from 1889 to 1923), had been a charter member of the Society when it was founded in 1880.
From its inception almost 100 years ago, the Section has maintained an active presence in the Atlanta community. One of our members was instrumental in the adoption of boiler regulations in Georgia to promote safety to the public. Over 200 Life Members are among our 1500 members. We have 39 Fellows.Seven members have held Society national positions of Vice-President and two members have held the position of National President of the Society.
The Section has been instrumental in the naming of the following National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmarks:
#110 Harris-Corliss Steam Engine (1895)
#130 Stirling Water-tube Boilers (1906)
#208 Fairbanks-Morse Y-VA Engine Diesel (1924)
#213 George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Whether your passion is past, present, or future technical achievements, the Atlanta Section has a role for you.