What is ASME?

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.

Why join ASME?

Connect with the best minds in engineering, advance your career, and make a difference by getting involved.


Join ASME's community of engineers to learn new technologies, keep your skills up to date, explore solutions to technical problems and advance your career.

As an ASME member, you can take advantage of extensive professional and student benefits, most of which are available at no additional cost or at a substantial discount.

Benefits of ASME Student Members

  • ASME e-Library
  • ASME Group Insurance Program
  • Career Center
  • E-mentoring
  • Financial Assistance through Scholarship, Fellowship and Student Loan Programs
  • Subscription to ME Magazine
  • Subscription to Mechanical Advantage
  • Subscription to ASME News
  • Student Membership Card, Pin and Certificate
  • Technical Division Membership
  • Member Rates on Short Courses & Publications
  • Special Student Rates for Attendance at Technical Division Conferences and other Society  Meetings
  • Development of Leadership Skills/Networking ASME Sponsored Competitions and Awards

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