Standards & Certification Outreach to Students

University of Texas in Austin Students Attend B30.3 Meeting

B30.3 Subcommittee meeting at UT Austin. Seated (l. to r.) members Manfred Kohler, Jim Wiethorn, Mike Heacock, Tony Lusi, Dan Durrett, Yuanshen Ji (PHD student), Peter Juhren, Kenny Shinn and Dave Ritchie; and students from the Construction Engineering program.

On April 12, 2017 in Austin, Texas, the ASME B30.3 Tower Cranes subcommittee held its meeting at the University of Texas in Austin (UT Austin) with students from the Construction Engineering program present. In addition to discussing upcoming revisions to the B30.3 standard, committee members shared their experiences with the students on the use of standards in their careers and why it is important to contribute to the standards development process.

The following day, Kathryn Hyam, ASME staff, presented information about the ASME standards development process focusing on B30 standards. The presentation initiated conversations about the current requirements for operator certification in the United States and how the standards are used by regulatory agencies. B30 committee members Jim Wiethorn and Peter Juhren were on hand to offer their insights on these topics.

For more information, contact Kathryn Hyam (+1.212.591.8704).


ASME Participates in Be an Engineer at the Engineering Expo

Patricia Reddington (r.), Director of Safety Codes and Standards and James Pero (l.), Advertising & Sponsorship Sales Representative manning the ASME booth

On April 2, 2017, for the second straight year ASME was among the over 100 colleges, engineering firms and professional societies participating in the Be an Engineer at the Engineering Expo held at White Plains High School in White Plains, NY. Be an Engineer at the Engineering Expo was established in 2003 as an annual event drawing high school and middle school students and their parents looking to learn about educational opportunities in engineering.

Geraldine Burdeshaw, Project Engineering Advisor interacting with participants at the 2017 Engineering EXPO

ASME staff Patricia Reddington, Director of Safety Codes and Standards; Geraldine Burdeshaw, Project Engineering Advisor; and James Pero, Advertising & Sponsorship Sales Representative represented ASME at this year’s event. Students were enlightened about engineering as a profession and how standards and certification are an important part of engineering and vital to the safe and efficient operation of virtually every part of all infrastructures.


For more information, visit ASME’s Career & Education and Standards & Certification Hubpages.