NEW YORK, Oct. 26, 2011 – ASME has renewed an agreement with the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering (Associacao Brasileira de Engenharia e Ciencias Mecanicas - ABCM) that aims to facilitate collaborations and information exchange between the organizations.
Officers of ASME and ABCM recently signed a formal agreement of cooperation, which calls for joint activities and cross-promotions in the areas of membership, conferences and publications, professional development, codes and standards, and student programs. The signing during the Rio Pipeline Conference in Rio de Janeiro renews an agreement between the technical groups originally ratified in 1989.
Going forward, ASME and ABCM plan to explore opportunities by which each organization may leverage the expertise of the other to enhance the technical experience for engineers in their respective memberships. Specific areas of joint interest between ASME and ABCM include pressure vessels and piping technology, student design competitions, and technology innovation.
“ASME is honored to continue the association with such a respected organization as ABCM,” said Marc W. Goldsmith, president-nominee of ASME, who signed the agreement of cooperation on behalf of ASME. “This agreement creates a global partnership between two groups that share a dedication and commitment to advancing the engineering profession.”
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. For more information visit www.asme.org.
Founded in 1975, ABCM joins together individuals, institutions, industrial firms, and other organizations that are interested in contributing to the development of mechanical sciences and engineering. ABCM promotes knowledge exchange through conferences, symposia, technical publishing, and other activities. Total membership of ABCM is about 1,000. For more information, visit www.abcm.org.