Investing in High-Potential Early Career Engineers

Welcome 2013-14 ECLIPSE Interns!

The 2013-14 Early Career Leadership Intern Program to Serve Engineering (ECLIPSE) is underway – we would like to congratulate and welcome this year's interns

The ECLIPSE program promotes and recognizes the value of long term leadership development and diversity among its members. ECLIPSE is a commitment to investing in the careers of high-potential early career members. Interns learn their way around ASME with a dedicated advisor where each intern is matched with a senior volunteer (as a professional coach) within their area of interest at ASME. Interns travel to several meetings and participate in workshops and training sessions to build leadership and management skills, which will serve well in their professional and personal lives. There is a wide range of opportunities to network among themselves and senior society officers to see how they can incorporate the ASME experience into their career development.

We are delighted to have onboard the following interns who will serve the various areas of ASME:

Matt Schulte

Matt Schulte will intern for the ASME Foundation. Matt is a Staff Mechanical Engineer at Burns & McDonnell in Kansas City, Missouri. He earned his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering and was an undergraduate research assistant at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SDSM&T). He is currently the Member-at-large for the Plant Engineering Maintenance Division (PEMD) Executive Committee in charge of newsletters as well as reviewing membership trends. Matt was a member of his Student Section of ASME and participated in fundraising and educational activities. He also serves as a Youth Leader for Bristol Hill United Methodist Church in charge of teaching youth groups and also chaperoning mission trips. As a volunteer for Engineers Without Borders, he was in charge of leading teams and organizing volunteers, materials, and activities. This included installing a walkway for a homeless shelter and installing water connections and planters for a local community garden. As a mentor for Junior Achievement, he taught a local first grade class the very basics of how finance works in a community

 

Daniel Kearney

Daniel Kearney will intern for the Board of Governors (BOG). Daniel lives in Switzerland and works for the ABB Corporate Research Centre as a research scientist investigating integrated thermal management solutions for next-generation power electronics. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2005 from the University College Dublin and a Ph.D. specializing in thermal management of electronics from the University of Limerick, Ireland in 2009. He is an Executive Board Member of the ASME Swiss Section where he currently holds the position of College Relations and Honors and Awards Officer. In this role, he is in the process of establishing the first student award for future mechanical engineers. This award activity is currently under review, and implementation will occur in spring 2013. Daniel has independently forged new links with his own company and universities in North America through the hosting of student interns for academic research internships. These links with fellow ASME members help to foster growth in the transatlantic network between ASME in Europe and the United States.

 

Matthew Lindsey

Matthew Lindsey will intern for the Center for Research and Technology Development (CRTD). He is currently an Engineer at Structural Integrity Associates, working from their State College, Pennsylvania office. In October 2007, he obtained a co-op position where he managed a project for creating the design of an ultrasonic limited access inspection device. He was awarded a Professional Development Award for completing the enhanced academic co-op program that integrated professional development through career related experience. He also completed an integrated undergraduate/graduate program of study at The Pennsylvania State University where he was able to begin research at an undergraduate level, which later progressed into a Penn State Research Assistant position. While at Penn State, Matthew led the design of an ultrasonic guided wave inspection device for the inspection of gas storage well casings. His Master of Science thesis was titled, “Design for In-Line Pipe Inspection Using Ultrasonic Guided Waves.” Early career development began as an interest for Matthew when he first attended the 2006 ASME IMECE, where he focused on the early career presentations. His early career has included projects involving piping inspection, bonded plate inspection, civil structure evaluation, and industrial components inspection. Matthew has also previously managed a project focusing on multifunctional ultrasonic rotorcraft sensors and, most recently, he has been developing novel inspection solutions that create value for the energy industry.

 

Robert Murphy

Robert Murphy will intern for the Institutes sector. He is a Staff Engineer at Solar Turbines in San Diego, California. He is Co-Chair for Heat Transfer Technical Track Session, 13-9: Blade Tip and Platform Cooling; and a Peer Reviewer for the Heat Transfer Technical Track for the 2013 Turbo Expo. Robert earned his Bachelors of Science degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, and completed his Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering at West Virginia University. In 2011, he was awarded fellowships for the University Turbine Systems Research (UTSR) and Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). In the West Virginia University Student Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), Robert was a project lead on a successful water filtration design and implementation project to Nicaragua that required management of four people, securement of funds, as well as communication with school, Engineers Without Borders National and government officials. The following year he was elected president of the EWB chapter in charge of six officers and approximately twenty members. He played a role in developing a tour schedule by acquiring tour guides and presenters for Solar's Annual Shadow Day.

 

Russell Morin

Russell Morin will intern for the Knowledge & Community sector. He is a Mechanical Engineer at iRobot Corporation in Bedford, Massachusetts. A member of the ASME Boston Section, from 2005-2010 he was a member of the ASME Student Section at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees. Presently he is a Boy Scout Troop 41 Eagle Scout Coordinator/Mentor where he works closely with scouts nearing the rank of Eagle Scout. He offers advice where his technical and engineering expertise makes him a valuable role model for scouts considering pursuing a technical career. At Worcester Polytechnic Institute, he was the President of the Social Committee, a major campus programming board with a $250,000 budget and the responsibility of organizing dozens of diverse and interesting events throughout the school year for students. He was also co-chair of one of the sub-committees in charge of planning, booking, promoting, and running major concert events.

 

Kevin T. Shanley

Kevin T. Shanley will intern for the Public Affairs & Outreach (PAO) sector. He is a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Methods Specialist for Rolls-Royce Corporation in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kevin earned his Bachelors of Arts in Engineering at St. Michael's College, his Masters of Science in Applied Physics at the University of Massachusetts, and Bachelors of Science and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Clarkson University. In 2006, Kevin received an EPA Star Fellowship. In 2011 he was appointed to the Rolls-Royce Global Aerothermal Professional Leadership Scheme (APLS), a program for individuals who have demonstrated particular aptitude for technical leadership, which often leads to the Rolls-Royce Fellowship. Throughout the 2011 calendar year, he served as a mentor to two students through the ASME Mentor Program. He has also mentored half a dozen co-op and intern students in his four years at Rolls-Royce.  In 2012, Kevin served as a student evaluator for a project at Purdue University through the local ASME Section (Central Indiana).

 

Jonathon Mauritz

Jonathon Mauritz will intern for the Standards & Certification sector. He is a Mechanical Engineer III for Black & Veatch in Cary, North Carolina. Jonathon earned his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University. He serves the ASME Eastern North Carolina as a Director & College Relations Chair, who organizes events, meetings and coordinates with local universities. Jonathon is a Social Chair for a 900 member Home Owners Association where he organizes social events and contributes to board functions. His interest in ASME codes and standards spurred after a year of running internal company calculation programs which led him to attend a few ASME boiler pressure vessel code weeks. As a member of the energy industry, he primarily designs to ASME boiler pressure vessel codes Section VIII-I and B31 piping codes.

 

Deepa Narayanan, P.E.

Deepa Narayanan, P.E. will intern for Student & Early Career Development. Deepa is an Operations and Maintenance Supervisor for two simple cycle power plants at Puget Sound Energy in Bellevue, Washington. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of California and Washington. She earned her Bachelor’s in Energy Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India and Master’s in Energy Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. She is an active member of Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and a member of Society of Women Engineers (SWE). For the past three years she has been volunteering with Zeno (formerly “Explorations in Math”) to teach math to children of ages 3-8 through games. In 2010, she was an ACE (Architecture, Construction & Engineering) Mentor to inspire high school students aspire for careers in design and construction. She also helped organize PSE’s power plant tour for fourth graders to understand the principles of electricity and magnetism and get an electric safety course. In 2011, while working at Puget Sound Energy (PSE) she was nominated to participate in the Aspiring Leader Program to grow the next generation of leaders from within the company. In 2012, Deepa founded the PSE Leadership Mentoring program, the first ever at PSE. She received a PSE Diamond Award for her work. There are plans to implement this program company-wide in 2013.

 

Ruander Cardenas

Ruander Cardenas will intern for the Volunteer Orientation and Leadership Training Academy (VOLT). Originally from Costa Rica, Ruander graduated with a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University and he currently is a Senior Mechanical Engineer for Xerox Corporation in Wilsonville, Oregon. He is the first author on six journal publications including two publications in the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer published in 2012. He presented and reviewed technical papers at several ASME conferences. He also served for three years, as a summer volunteer and mentor for high school students at the Saturday Academy program - Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering (ASE), working with high school students to help motivate their interest in science and engineering.  He was a member of the International Cultural Service Program (ICSP) at Oregon State University where he shared his native culture with diverse community groups such as senior centers, cultural centers, schools, colleges and universities.

The application process for the 2014-15 ECLIPSE intern program will begin in October 2013.