• Provide a forum to train officers and future leaders.
  • Create networking opportunities.
  • Host student competitions.
  • Supply a forum for technology transfer for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Introduce students to the real ASME (beyond pizza parties and contests to include technical divisions and community relations) and what ASME can do for your career.

Who Should Attend:

  • All Engineering Students
  • Student Section Advisors

Other Activities you might find at a SPDC include:

  • Graduate Student Technical Conference (GSTC)
  • Early Career Technical Conference (ECTC)
  • Radio Controlled Micro Baja Car Competition
  • Career/Job Fair
  • Panel Discussions
  • Early Career Workshops
ASME Competitions at the
Student Professional Development Conference (SPDC)

Old Guard Oral Presentation Competition
Limit 2 Entries per Student Section*
General Rules and Prize Information | Sample Score Sheet
*Note: Some SPDCs may allow only 1 entry per student section. Be sure to check limitations on the venue web site.

Old Guard Technical Poster Competition
Limit 2 Entries per Student Section
General Rules and Prize Information | Sample Score Sheet

Technical Web Page Competition
No Limit on Number of Entries per Student Section
General Rules and Prize Information | Sample Score Sheet

Student Design Competition
No Limit on Number of Entries per Student Section**
**Note: A student may be a member of only ONE team.
General Rules, Problem Statement & Prize Information

Information regarding these contests and other SPDC activities will be posted on the individual conference web sites as information becomes available.
All contestants must be dues paid ASME undergraduate student members prior to submittal of entry form. Registering to attend a SPDC does not enter you into the competition, you must also submit the proper entry form by the deadline specified.


Change of Venue Request
If a Student Section in North America desires to attend a SPDC that is not in its home district a waiver must be requested. To request a waiver to attend a SPDC in another district a "Change of Venue" Form must be submitted. Click Here for Form (MS Word File)


Student Professional Development Conference (SPDC)
District A

March 28-30, 2008
Host: Rochester Institute of Technology Student Section
Rochester, NY
Conference Website: http://districts.asme.org/SPDC/NY

April 5, 2008
Host: Central Connecticut State University Student Section
New Britain, CT

Conference Website: http://districts.asme.org/SPDC/CT

District B

April 4-6, 2008
Hosts: Carnegie-Mellon University Student Section
University of Pittsburgh Student Section
Pittsburgh Section
Pittsburgh, PA
Note: Also includes a Student Leadership Training Seminar (SLS)
Conference Website: http://districts.asme.org/SPDC/PA

District C March 28-30, 2008
Host: University of Missouri
Columbia, MO
Conference Website: http://districts.asme.org/SPDC/MO
District D

March 28-29, 2008
Host: Tacoma Community College Student Section
Tacoma, WA
Note: Also includes a Graduate Student Technical Conference (GSTC) and a Radio-controlled baja car competition.

Conference Website: http://districts.asme.org/SPDC/WA

March 14-15, 2008
Host: California State University
Fresno, CA
Conference Website: http://districts.asme.org/SPDC/CA

District E

April 3-5, 2008
Hosts: Metropolitan State College Student Section and the
Colorado Section
Denver, CO
Conference Website: http://districts.asme.org/SPDC/CO

April 17-19, 2008
Host: Louisiana Tech University Student Section
Ruston, LA
Conference Website: http://districts.asme.org/SPDC/LA

April 3-5, 2008 in Denver, CO
April 17-19, 2008 in Ruston, LA
Early Career Technical Conference (ECTC)

District F

March 28-30, 2008
Host: University of Virginia Student Section
at Sweet Briar Conference Center, Sweet Briar, VA
Conference Website: http://districts.asme.org/SPDC/VA

April 4-6, 2008
Host: Florida A&M University / Florida State University Student Section (FAMU/FSU)
Tallahassee, FL
Conference Website: http://districts.asme.org/SPDC/FL

District G

April 11-15, 2008
Students and Student Sections from India and Pakistan
Host: University of Engineering & Technology
Lahore, Pakistan
Conference Website: www.asmespdc.com

District I May 29-31, 2008
ASME UTEM (Universidad Tecnologica Metropolitana) in Santiago de Chile
For more information contact:
Roxana Villanueva, Section Chair roxana_villanueva@hotmail.com

April 23-25, 2008
ASME Student Sections at EPN (Escuela Politecnica Nacional) and ESPE (Escuela Politectina del Ejercito) in Quito, Ecuador
For more information contact:
ASME EPN Section Chair: Jorge Loor, Section Chair jorel_138@yahoo.com
ASME ESPE Section Chair : Vinicio Tamayo, Section Chair vinesio@hotmail.com
ASME ESPE Student Section Advisor: Ing. Mina Natchova. Student Section Advisor natchovam@asme.org
Calendar of Events

Note: NO funding is available for persons in Districts G, H, I, or J to attend any SPDC being held in North America.