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ASME student section launched at Ningbo University.

The first ASME student section to be established in the People's Republic of China was launched at Ningbo University in Zhejiang. After the student memberships were approved in early May. the inaugural meeting of the ASME Ningbo University student chapter was held on June 23 at the university's Xiushan Engineering Hall of the School of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics.

Ningbo University's School of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics has more than 1,000 students and more than 100 faculty members.

Professors Ji Wang, Fuxing Miao, Tingfeng Ma, and Lijun Yi, who are all active ASME members, are the faculty advisors for the chapter, which has approximately 35 members. The ASME Beijing Office assisted the Ningbo University's efforts to launch the new student section by answering questions about ASME and how to set up a student section and establishing communication between the university and staff at ASME's headquarters in New York.

During the meeting's keynote presentation, ASME Fellow Horn-sen Tzou, a professor at Zhejiang University and the former chair of ASME's Board on Technical Knowledge Dissemination, provided details on ASME and talked about his experiences within the Society. He impressed upon the students that ASME membership would be beneficial to their studies and careers.

For more information on Ningbo University's student section, contact Erin Sun of the ASME Beijing Office at

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Publication:Mechanical Engineering-CIME
Date:Oct 1, 2015
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