About ASME

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 140,000 members in 151 countries. Thirty-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

To serve diverse global communities by advancing, disseminating and applying engineering knowledge for improving the quality of life; and communicating the excitement of engineering. Learn More

Our Strategic Initiative

  • Global Impact
  • Energy
  • Workforce Development

Strategic Priorities

Global Impact
ASME seeks to deliver locally relevant engineering resources to advance public safety and quality of life throughout the world.

ASME seeks to have a positive impact on the quality of life throughout the world by providing locally relevant standards, certification, technical information, networking, and advocacy for business, government, academia and practicing engineers.

Energy
ASME serves as an essential energy technology resource for business, government, academia, practicing engineers and the general public and as a leading energy policy advocate for balanced energy policies in the U.S. and other areas of the world.

Workforce Development
ASME is committed to fostering a broader, more competent, and more diverse engineering workforce to improve retention in the profession over all career stages.

ASME aims to expand the capacity and effectiveness of the engineering workforce, promote the public good and increase public awareness of the value of the engineering profession.