San Francisco Professional Section, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

SSFASME is the San Francisco / Oakland / Berkeley local chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the professional society for mechanical engineering. We hosted regular professional development programs, provided a professional network for members, and awarded a student scholarship (the Farbar Award) at UC Berkeley, San Francisco State University and the California Maritime Academy.

I was involved with ASME beginning with my time as an undergraduate in 1989 with the UC Berkeley student section, and upon graduation began working with the San Francisco professional section. I served on the executive committee of SFASME as chair, treasurer, webmaster, newsletter editor and honors and awards chair.

I was recognized as the ASME Old Guard Young Engineer of the Year, Runner-Up (for contributions to the field of mechanical engineering) and the Region IX, Young Engineer of the Year in 1999. I was also recognized with the Region IX Webmaster award for my work on the SFASME Website in 2001, 2002 and 2004. And prior to that I received the Farbar Award while a student at UC Berkeley in 1992 and 1993; I would go on to manage the Farbar Award program for SFASME.



Key Collaborators: Lynden Davis, Angela Faulker, Rich Myhre*, Manuch Nikanjam*, Bill Nott, Manuchehr Shirmohamadi*, Joe Van Overveen, Eric Worrell*

Funding Sources: ASME Membership Dues and Donations