ASME Student Professional Development Conference

Saint Louis University's Chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers hosted the Student Professional Development Conference

IMG3172SPDC is designed to develop skills crucial for students to possess when they enter into the industry. Students took part in competitions that emphasize the value of presentation and communication skills, as well as encourage the delivery of visual presentations using web page technology.

Nearly 200 students and faculty members attended.  The event was sponsored by numerous corporations and individuals, including Monsanto, Nooter/Eriksen and ASME.

To address a growing, green economy, students participated in an autonomous waste sorter competition, in which they designed, built and tested an autonomous system capable of accurately sorting common recyclable materials.

Students also created a commercial for an innovative product, competing for cash prizes totaling $750.

Keynote speakers and other activities provided for an exciting and intellectually stimulating conference. 

More Information About SPDC

Visit the conference website for more information including a full schedule of other ASME sponsored conferences focused on student development.