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 helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education, and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world. In 2020, ASME formed the International Society of Interdisciplinary Engineers (ISIE) LLC, a new for-profit subsidiary to house business ventures that will bring new and innovative products, services, and technologies to the engineering community, and later established the holding company, Global Knowledge Solutions LLC. In 2021, ASME launched a second for-profit subsidiary, Metrix Connect LLC, an industry events and content platform to accelerate digital transformation in the engineering community and the exclusive agent for the Mechanical Engineering® brand of media products.
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, & StrategyServing 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.