About ASME

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.

Mission Statement

ASME's mission is to advance engineering for the benefit of humanity. Learn More

Enterprise Strategic Objectives

ASME will:

  • 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.

Becoming an ASME Member

Joining ASME is the most important connection a current or future Mechanical Engineer can make.

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