The American Society of Mechanical Engineers is a not-for-profit professional organization that was founded in 1880. ASME currently serves the global engineering community, developing solutions to real world challenges and providing multiple venues for advancing knowledge. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers develops and maintains codes and standards, sets ethical guidelines, and provides forums for discussion of new technology. E-mentoring, scholarships and career resources that include internship posts and salary information are just a few of the benefits of becoming an ASME student member.


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


ASME will be the essential resource for mechanical engineers and other technical professionals throughout the world for solutions that benefit humankind.

ASME Core Values

In performing its mission, ASME adheres to these core values:

  • Embrace integrity and ethical conduct

  • Embrace diversity and respect the dignity and culture of all people

  • Nurture and treasure the environment and our natural and man-made resources

  • Facilitate the development, dissemination and application of engineering knowledge

  • Promote the benefits of continuing education and of engineering education

  • Respect and document engineering history while continually embracing change

  • Promote the technical and societal contribution of engineers

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