32,000 Engineers have already signed up; Newly Expanded Website has Engineers Connecting and Collaborating
New York, Feb. 24, 2014 — ASME (the American Society of Mechanical Engineers) has elevated its website to a new level, adding an array of social networking features that allow engineers to engage, network, share knowledge, and collaborate with other professionals around the world.
The Society has built new, robust digital capabilities into its website, enabling engineers – ASME members and nonmembers alike – to participate in an exciting virtual community with powerful new networking tools. Registration is via http://community.asme.org.
ASME’s new website invites users to create personal profiles and offers a dashboard for sending messages and sharing links and comments. Creating a participant profile on the site is as easy as following simple prompts and navigation tools, and information can be imported from a LinkedIn account. There are over 250 groups open to participants – ranging from design engineering to the specific interests of women engineers.
The ASME website offers a niche platform for engineers and the technical community to share ideas and information. It provides a comprehensive, current, and in-depth experience for engineers looking to expand their knowledge and their network.
To date, over 32,000 engineers have registered on the new online platform, and new groups are being formed on a weekly basis.
“ASME is proud to offer the global engineering community this unique experience,” said Thomas G. Loughlin, executive director of ASME. “We’re introducing an array of social networking features with an in-depth focus on facilitating dialogue across a broad range of topics that are of critical importance to anyone with an interest in engineering. They will transform the way engineers engage with one another, and are a testament to the power of collaboration. Indeed, engineers are inventing the future.”
The new website will facilitate dialogue across a range of technical topics as well as public policy issues of interest to engineers. It features:
- Participant Profile allows users to create a public profile that includes information about technical interests, work experience, education, and credentials such as publications, certifications and patents.
- Dashboard to manage personal accounts, send messages, and share links and comments, and to stay up to date on conferences, events, articles, and publications based on the engineer’s interest.
- ASME Groups allows users to join hundreds of official ASME groups or create their own group based on a specific topic or industry.
- Participant and Group Directory to expand professional contacts and also establish new relationships.
- Commenting allows users to share thoughts and insights on articles and other posts appearing on the ASME website.
“The new website will be a magnet for engineers, prompting discussions that matter,” said Peter Hess, Managing Director of Marketing and Online Services for ASME. “Incorporating powerful new digital features, the new ASME website makes engineering collaboration easier and more convenient than ever before.
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.