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Engineering Picnic

By Kyle Smith

In September 2003, the college of engineering held its annual picnic behind Gellersen.  After a long day of classes and winding through the career fair, the engineering picnic was a nice way to finish off the day.  The picnic was a great way to socialize with classmates and get to know professors outside the classroom.  As usual one found students relieving some stress by playing rousing games of volleyball.  Students cycled in and out between getting hotdogs and hamburgers freshly made on the grill and socializing with their friends.  A new event at the picnic this year was pie a professor sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers.  During the week prior to the picnic the ladies had collection jugs, one for Professor Goodman, Professor Schoech, and Professor Polito.  Students put money in the professors jug that they wanted to see get a pie in the face the most.  Professor Schoech from our own Mechanical Engineering department ended up winning a pie in the face, but he somehow ended up mysteriously missing when it was time for the pie, so they had to catch him another time during chapel break.  All in all it was a great picnic with the best thing of all FREE FOOD!

ASME Members Attend RSLS in Madison

By Ryan Merrell

Eight members of the Valpo chapter of ASME participated in the Regional Student Leadership Seminar (RSLS) in Madison, Wisconsin.  RSLS, held every fall, allows student sections to attend informational sessions on improving student membership, participation and the essentials of what makes our ASME chapter run smoothly.  The student members at UW Madison did an incredible job in organizing this event with campus tours, presenters, and, of course, wonderful social activities.  Unfortunately, we could not meet with Dr. Sanders, a professor in the Mechanical Engineering department at UWM and former alumni of Valparaiso University. 

These events are a great opportunity to get off campus, meet other students from different schools across the Midwest, and have a great weekend.  The next major event is RSC, Regional Student Conference, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.  RSC is held the weekend of March 25-27, shortly after Spring Break.  If youre interested in attending (and you should be) contact one of your ASME e-board members. 

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