Official ASME Group

History and Heritage Committee

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Since the invention of the wheel, mechanical innovation has critically influenced the development of civilization and industry as well as public welfare, safety and comfort. Through its History and Heritage program, ASME encourages public understanding of mechanical engineering, fosters the preservation of this heritage and helps engineers become more involved in all aspects of history.

To learn more about what we do, please visit our History Center.

See our collection of Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmarks. From Nano Chips and Ball-point Pens, to Turbines, Power Plants and gigantic Radiotelescopes, these remarkable inventions have brought us the world in which we live today and inspired further creativity

Learn about, or better yet, nominate a colleague for the Engineer-Historian Award.