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2017-07-14 / People

Karen Thole nominated to the board of governors of ASME


Kuhns Kuhns UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – Karen Thole, distinguished professor and department head of mechanical and nuclear engineering, has been chosen as a governor-nominee of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Board of Governors. Her term will begin in July 2018.

BOG members are chosen from 130,000 members to oversee ASME’s affairs, holding full control of the activities of the society. In addition to the president, president-elect, and the past president, there are nine elected members on the board.

Thole has provided service leadership to ASME on numerous committees including the International Gas Turbine Institute Board of Directors, Mechanical Engineering Department Head Executive Committee and the Vision 2030 Committee defining the future mechanical engineering curriculum.

Prior to joining Penn State, Thole held faculty positions at the University of Wisconsin- Madison and Virginia Tech.

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