Who We Are

The "doing" begins with our mission and vision:
ASME's purpose in the world. These are
translated into action through a global structure
that includes:

Units for the collaborative
development and
sharing of knowledge


Foundation for philanthropy
and fundraising

Institutes devoted to specific areas
of engineering or
public concern

Geographic Districts
through which our
members interact and
communicate with
their publics

"A man with a new idea is a crank
until he succeeds." —Mark Twain

Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1880
  • Over 140,000 members in over 150 countries
  • Over 200 Sections and 32 Technical divisions
  • Headquartered in New York, NY
  • 600 technical standards improving the safety and efficiency of boilers
    elevators, cranes, nuclear energy, pipelines, and many other areas
  • ASME Standards used in over 100 countries
  • ASME members provide engineering and technical expertise to policy
    makers in Congress, the White House Office of Science and Technology
    policy, and key federal agencies
  • Holds more than 30 technical conferences annually
  • Offers over 200 professional development courses in multiple formats
  • ASME's online Digital Collection features over 30,000 journal articles and
    more than 30,000 conference proceedings papers as well as eBooks.
  • Nearly 250 mechanical engineering landmarks and collections of historical
    importance designated since 1971


Courses & Workshops

Technical Standards