Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, today's ASME is a 120,000-member professional organization focused on technical, educational and research issues of the engineering and technology community. ASME conducts one of the world's largest technical publishing operations, holds numerous technical conferences worldwide, and offers hundreds of professional development courses each year. ASME sets internationally recognized industrial and manufacturing codes and standards that enhance public safety.
ASME’s vision is to be the premier organization for promoting the art, science and practice of mechanical and multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences to our diverse communities throughout the world.
ASME Mission Statement
ASME’s mission is to promote and enhance the technical competency and professional well-being of our members, and through quality programs and activities in mechanical engineering, better enable its practitioners to contribute to the well-being of 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
ASME’s credo is to set the standard…
… in Engineering Excellence
… in Knowledge, Community & Advocacy
… for the benefit of humanity