Official ASME Group

Board of Governors

ASME's affairs, large and small, are managed by a Board of Governors (BOG) chosen from its membership. This board has full control of the activities of the Society, subject to the limitations of the...
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The Board represents the membership by setting strategic direction and determining and demanding appropriate organizational performance.

The Board establishes the policies and procedures for the governance of the Society.  Through the Constitution, By-Laws, Society Policies, procedures and assignments, the Board delegates day-to-day operations to other units of the Society.

Mission Statement

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.

Strategic Directions

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
  • Nuture 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


Setting the Standard...

  • In Engineering Excellence
  • In Knowledge, Community & Advocacy
  • For the Benefit of Humanity

Enterprise Strategic Objectives

ASME will:

  • Be relevant and impactful to global constituents by being the recognized leader in advancing engineering and technology.
  • Be the go-to organization to help address key technology-related challenges in the public interest in a manner that engages core engineering constituencies (government, academia, industry, engineers, students, and technology development professionals).
  • Have a unified organizational structure and culture that encourages and empowers members and other interested individuals to find their lifelong professional home where they can impact the world, contribute content, share ideas, participate in communities, and work on projects that improve the human condition.

Historical Documents

How ASME Celebrated its 75th Anniversary

ASME Codes for Safer Living

1959 ASME Annual Report

ASME Certificate of Incorporation, Constitution, By-Laws and Rules - 1959