The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has concluded its first year of reorganizing and establishing an active chapter in the Savannah region. The ASME Savannah Section intends to serve the city of Savannah and the surrounding areas by creating an environment where students can interact with professional engineers, receive the most current engineering knowledge, contribute to the profession of mechanical engineering through presentations and enhance their leadership abilities through volunteer roles.
Recognition of outstanding achievement in engineering is one of the major objectives of the Savannah ASME. Among the most vital contributors to the revitalization of the Savannah ASME was Dave Wagner, who received 2010-11 Service Award for his extensive contribution to web site design and development.
Wagner is a web developer for Georgia Tech Savannah with over 10 years of experience in web development. Wagner's major focus is in building content management systems (CMS). Georgia Tech Savannah employs Drupal for its CMS platform and currently has over dozen sites that are in production. The Savannah ASME website was one of the first Drupal-based site to be deployed on campus. Using Drupal, Wagner trained Savannah ASME students in creating and editing content for their new site, enabling them to update news, pages and events.
“It is an honor to be recognized by ASME,” said Wagner. "The real award for me is helping students reach their potential."