ASME serves a wide-ranging engineering community through quality learning, the development of codes and standards, certifications, research, conferences and publications, government relations, and other forms of outreach.
The American Society Of Mechanical Engineers
promotes the art, science & practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe.
"A man with a new idea is a crank until he succeeds." – Mark Twain
Who We Are
ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods. Founded in 1880 by a small group of leading industrialists, ASME has grown through the decades to include more than 100,000 members in 140+ countries. Thirty-two thousand of these members are students.
From college students and early-career engineers to project managers, corporate executives, researchers and academic leaders, ASME's members are as diverse as the engineering community itself. ASME serves this wide-ranging technical community through quality programs in continuing education, training and professional development, codes and standards, research, conferences and publications, government relations and other forms of outreach.
ASME's mission is to advance engineering for the benefit of humanity. Learn More
Enterprise Strategic Objectives
- Be relevant and impactful to global constituents by being the recognized leader in advancing engineering technology.
- Be the go-to organization to help address key technology-related challenges in the public interest in a manner that engages core engineering constituencies (government, academia, industry, engineers, students, and technology development professionals).
- Have a unified organizational structure and culture that encourages and empowers members and other interested individuals to find their lifelong professional home where they can impact the world, contribute content, share ideas, participate in communities, and work on projects that improve the human condition.
ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skills development across all engineering disciplines
Honors & AwardsCelebrating individuals who have made important contributions in the engineering profession.
Engineering HistoryASME began in 1880, when a group of engineers met to discuss the dawning of the industrial age.
ME & MET Department HeadsMechanical Engineering faculty working to foster collaboration, and innovation in education.
Media InquiriesResources for journalists on a range of mechanical engineering topics and ASME as a whole.
Mission, Vision, Strategic Prior...Serving global communities. Advancing engineering knowledge. Helping find real-world solutions.
Careers at ASMEExplore career opportunities. Join us in supporting and advancing the engineering community.
Becoming an ASME Member
Joining ASME is the most important connection a current or future Mechanical Engineer can make.