Emeritus Prof. Lee Langston goes to Italy with the ASME History & Heritage Committee

Professor Emeritus Lee Langston, a member of the ASME History & Heritage Committee, recently traveled to Palermo, Italy, to represent UConn and ASME at the ceremony recognizing the engine collection housed within the University of Palermo’s Museum of Engines and Mechanisms.

From left to right: Giuseppe Genchi, Terry Reynolds, and Lee Langston. Photo by ASME/Wil Haywood.

More details can be found on the ASME website.

Since the invention of the wheel, mechanical innovation has critically influenced the development of civilization and industry as well as public welfare, safety and comfort. Through its History and Heritage program, ASME encourages public understanding of mechanical engineering, fosters the preservation of this heritage and helps engineers become more involved in all aspects of history.

Professor Emeritus Lee Langston is actively involved in the committee’s ASME Landmark program. Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmarks are existing artifacts or systems representing a significant mechanical engineering technology. They generally are the oldest extant, last surviving examples typical of a period, or they are machines with some unusual distinction. Over 270 Landmarks have been designated.



Published: June 12, 2017

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