American Society of Mechanical Engineers

What is ASME?

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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 130,000 members in 158 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.

Lamar University ASME Objectives

  • To create a sense of community among mechanical engineering students
  • To foster mentor/mentee relationships between upper and lower classmen
  • To assist members in making professional contacts
  • To encourage students to lead their peers

Why Should I Join ASME?

ASME is a way for practicing engineers and engineering students to forge relationships. The organization plays a large role in the engineering world. Additionally, ASME hosts multiple design competitions that Lamar University seniors compete in. ASME encourages leadership, comradely and teamwork. It is also a great way to form friendships and interact with professors outside of the classroom.