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  • New Book combines both Advanced Energy and Manufacturing technologies

    This book seeks to make an original contribution to the knowledge base underpinning ultrasonic metal welding (USMW), particularly for the manufacturing of lithium-ion (li-ion) battery cells, modules, and packs as used in electric vehicles.  The contributors to the book represent a team of leading experts in the field.

  • Introducing the Alliance of Advanced Biomedical Engineering - Join for FREE


    The Alliance of Advanced Biomedical Engineering (AABME) is an ASME initiative bringing together practitioners in the growing discipline of biomedical engineering – across industry, research, academia, government, and more – to support growth, innovation and collaboration. We provide cutting edge content, tools and resources to address the specific needs of the biomedical engineering community. Check out the latest updates at


    Join the Alliance and Gain Access to These Exclusive Offers

    •          Subscription to the AABME Technology and Industry Updates market insights newsletter

    •           Access to a curated biomedical engineering topic within ASME's Digital Collection, which includes articles, journal papers, or conference papers (plus you'll get 10 free – a $250 value)

    •           Exclusive access to bioengineering white papers designed to keep you up-to-date with applied solutions

    •          Discounts to select ASME biomedical engineering-related conferences


    Don’t delay! Visit today!

  • IMECE Poster Abstracts Due July 19: Present Your Research

    Whether you’re a student, early-career engineer, or a seasoned researcher, there are still opportunities to share your knowledge at ASME’s International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), November 3 – 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

    Poster Abstract Submissions Due July 19 

    ·         NSF Student Competition

    The poster session provides undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to present a poster of their work from NSF-funded research as part of a competition. Limited NSF-funded travel awards and ASME competition awards (1st to 3rd place for both topics) will be made available. To submit your abstract, visit the NSF Student Competition track.

    ·         Society-Wide Micro and Nanotechnology Forum

    Micro- and nano-scale phenomena and processes are widely explored across many ASME divisions to create new applications and to improve the existing engineering systems. This forum brings together ASME members and researchers from academia and industry with a common focus on micro- and nanotechnology. This year, students and post-docs will be eligible for Best Poster Awards. Each award recipient will receive a certificate signed by the ASME President. To submit your abstract, visit the Virtual Podium track and select “Society-Wide Micro and Nanotechnology Forum.”


    ·         DeWitt Poster Session for Undergraduate Research in Thermal/Fluid Sciences

    The ASME Heat Transfer Division will sponsor a poster session to highlight student contributions in the broad area of heat transfer engineering and thermal management. Only undergraduate students and recent graduates (within 18 months of the session) are eligible to submit and present posters. Partial travel reimbursement may be available. To submit your abstract, visit the Virtual Podium track and select “Heat Transfer and Thermal Engineering.”

    ·         Conference-Wide Poster Session

    A general poster session, which offers some of the latest research on a variety of topics that encompasses all of the technical tracks, will be held on Wednesday afternoon during lunch time. To submit your abstract, visit the Virtual Podium track and select the topic area that best applies to your poster.


    Visit to submit your abstract or to learn more about IMECE 2017.

  • Increase Your Productivity with this Exclusive Benefit, Available FREE for ASME Members!

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    ·        Dynamic features include calculators, interactive graphs, downloadable tables, videos, tutorials and more

    ·        Over 700 titles covering every engineering discipline

    A few examples:

    ·        Marks’ Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, Eleventh Edition
    Solve any mechanical engineering problem quickly and easily with the world’s leading engineering handbook. Nearly 1800 pages of mechanical engineering facts, figures, standards, and practices, 2000 illustrations, and 900 tables clarifying important mathematical and engineering principle, and the collective wisdom of 160 experts help you answer any analytical, design, and application question you will ever have.

    ·        Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain, Eighth Edition
    Fully revised throughout, provides accurate and thorough tabulated formulations that can be applied to the stress analysis of a comprehensive range of structural components. All equations and diagrams of structural properties are presented in an easy-to-use, thumb-through format. This extensively updated edition contains new chapters on fatigue and fracture mechanics, stresses in fasteners and joints, composite materials, and biomechanics. Several chapters have been expanded and new topics have been added. Each chapter now concludes with a summary of tables and formulas for ease of reference. This is the definitive resource for designers, engineers, and analysts who need to calculate stress and strain management.

    ·        Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Sourcebook, Fifth Edition
    This abundantly illustrated reference describes proven mechanisms and mechanical devices. Each illustration represents a design concept that can easily be recycled for use in new or modified mechanical, electromechanical, or mechatronic products. Tutorials on the basics of mechanisms and motion control systems introduce you to those subjects or act as a refresher. Contains new chapters on mechanisms for converting renewable energy into electrical power, 3D digital prototyping and simulation, and progress in MEMS and nanotechnology based on carbon nanotubes. A new chapter on stationary and mobile robots describes their roles in industry, science, national defense, and medicine. The latest advances in rapid prototyping are also discussed. This practical guide will get you up to speed on many classical mechanical devices as well as the hot new topics in mechanical engineering.

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  • Learning & Development Autumn eCalendar 2017

    Download ASME’s FREE Autumn 2017 Learning eCalendar listing dates and locations of Live Course offerings in North America and Europe through December 2017, as well as affordably priced eLearning Courses available worldwide from any PC with internet access, at any time.
  • NEW at Turbo Expo – AM3D Day

    Presented by ASME Gas Turbine Segment
    Wednesday, June 28
    Join us at Turbo Expo for AM3D Day! Learn how additive manufacturing (AM) is impacting the development of gas turbines, its effect on both the development and production of turbine components, and the opportunities for this technology in the gas turbine application. A relatively new technology to the gas turbine industry, AM is having important impacts on the development of gas turbine components and potential impacts on gas turbine repair.
    AM is already revolutionizing the gas turbine industry by:

    -          Enabling new design and material freedoms

    -          Shortening the development cycle of gas turbines

    -          Reducing prototype and testing costs and producing parts more easily

    -          Increasing speed-to-market

    -          Enabling increased performance through novel design

    The day will consist of a plenary session from industry leaders, disciplinary panel sessions, specialized exhibits.

    For more information visit our website.
  • ASME FutureME Mini-Talks at 2017 Power & Energy/ICOPE - Turbo Expo Conferences

    Join the ECE Programming Committee and the IGTI Student Advisory Committee for a 90-minute social experience!

    You will have the opportunity to hear three short, inspiring mini-talks given in an informal setting by experienced early career engineers sharing their perspectives on career development.  learn more...
  • Engineering Technology Education in the United States

    After a two-year study, the Committee on Engineering Technology Education in the United States under the auspices of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), has published its report, Engineering Technology Education in the United States, detailing the status, role, and needs of engineering technology (ET) education.

    The study was discussed at a recent Capitol Hill briefing held in March with remarks from Katharine Frase, NAE Committee Co-Chair and IBM Corporation (ret.), Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY), Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), Co-Chair, House Manufacturing Caucus, and Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY), Co-Chair, House Manufacturing Caucus.

    The emergence and growth in engineering technology (ET) degrees is due to these factors: (1) America’s desire to maintain its preeminence as a leader in technology and innovation; (2) a series of engineering education reports; (3) the development of technical institutes; (4) the expansion of the junior and community college programs in technical education; and (5) the movement of U.S. engineering education toward curricula that emphasize science knowledge and theory and advanced mathematics. The convergence of the first three factors provided the impetus for the creation of the 2-year ET programs that exist and when adding in the last two factors 4 year ET programs were created.

    However, there is an overlap between engineering and ET since both emphasize math and science, engineering technology classes will emphasize the application of engineering techniques, and the engineering courses will focus on the development of concepts. ET work with technicians, engineers and scientists as an integral part of the technological teams. Accordingly, the term “technologist” is generally used to distinguish baccalaureate engineering technology graduates from baccalaureate graduates of engineering programs, while those graduating from 2 year program are called ‘technicians.” Nonetheless, this is no consistency in the use of the words “technologist” versus “technician.” Salary ranges for both are in the low $50,000s and relatively stagnant while engineers are seeing average real wages rising 23 percent, from $70,000 to $86,000 annually.

    The report also found a lack of awareness of ET education. This lack of awareness extends into the K-12 education system, and the committee discovered there was little evidence of formal outreach or communication to K-12 teachers, students, or students’ parents concerning ET and its connection to postsecondary education and employment. Plus confusion as to the differences between those with ET training versus engineering training.
    There were 5 recommendations from the report:
    Recommendation 1: Within academia, it is critical for leaders of 2-year and 4-year ET programs to engage more meaningfully in discussion with leaders in postsecondary engineering education about the similarities and differences between the two variants of engineering and how they might complement one another while serving the interests of a diverse student population.
    Recommendation 2: The ET education community should consider ways to make the field’s value proposition more evident to K-12 teachers, students, and students’ parents, as well as to employers. For example, new messaging could be developed that could rebranding ET as
    “applied engineering” and simplifying degree nomenclature.
    Recommendation 3: Research is needed to understand the reason certain segments of the population graduate at higher frequencies from ET programs than from engineering programs and the reason women are even less engaged in ET than they are in engineering. Understanding the underlying reasoning, could further enhance programs in both domains of engineering to attract and retain more diverse students.
    Recommendation 4: Research is also needed to better understand the reasons for the apparent loose coupling of degree attainment and employment in engineering technology and this research might consider how factors like the salary differential between ET and engineering jobs and lack of ET wage growth may be influencing students’ academic and career choices.
    Recommendation 5: The National Center for Education Statistics should consider collecting more comprehensive survey data on individuals participating in sub-baccalaureate postsecondary education.
    Download a free copy of the full report.
  • New Volume added to Nuclear Engineering Division monograph series

    Nuclear Reactor Thermal-Hydraulics: Past, Present and Future by Pradip Saha

     This monograph summarizes the major developments on nuclear reactor thermal-hydraulics over the last fifty years, primarily for the water-cooled reactors, and provides a direction for the future thermal-hydraulic developments for water-cooled, including small modular reactors or SMR, and Generation IV reactors.

  • eBooks on The ASME Digital Collection

    This book seeks to make an original contribution to the knowledge base underpinning ultrasonic metal welding (USMW), particularly for the manufacturing of lithium-ion (li-ion) battery cells, modules, and packs as used in electric vehicles.  The contributors to the book represent a team of leading experts in the field.

    Bioprocessing Piping and Equipment Design - A Companion Guide for the ASME BPE Standard (2016)

    This is a companion guide to the ASME Bioprocessing Piping and Equipment (BPE) Standard and explains what lies behind many of the requirements and recommendations within that industry standard.


    Introduction to Dynamics and Control in Mechanical Engineering Systems

    An introductory textbook covering dynamics and controls of engineering systems, with particular focus on mechanical engineering systems. Presents and illustrates the process of translating systems in the physical world to mathematical models in the conceptual world during the derivations of equations of motion.

    co-published with Wiley

    This introductory book covers the most fundamental aspects of linear vibration analysis for mechanical engineering students and engineers. Consisting of five major topics, each has its own chapter and is aligned with five major objectives of the book. It starts from a concise, rigorous and yet accessible introduction to Lagrangian dynamics as a tool for obtaining the governing equation(s) for a system, the starting point of vibration analysis.

    20% Discount are available for ASME members on any Wiley book. Use code ASM3.

    Design of Human-Powered Vehicles (2016)
    by C. Mark Archibald

    This book is about the design of vehicles with wheels that are powered by human muscles alone. These can provide affordable, sustainable, and healthy transportation to people around the globe.  The author served as a judge and chair of the ASME-HPVC (Human-Powered Vehicle Challenge) Committee for many years, and his new book will give you insights into the design and use of these man-powered vehicles.

  • ASME Launches Latest Recruitment Drive

    ASME recently kicked off its sixth Referral Drive — the annual campaign that gives Society members the opportunity to earn great prizes while helping ASME expand its membership base. The two ASME members who recruit the most new members by Sept. 30, 2017 will have the chance to choose from a wide range of prizes, including an Apple iPad, a smart HD TV, and a GoPro HERO4 action camera. Participants in the Referral Drive can also win a number of other prizes such as ASME caps, duffle bags, flashlights, t-shirts and backpacks.


    One of the public service goals of the more than 130,000 member ASME is to "provide advice to government officials at all levels on engineering and technology matters and policies affecting the public interest and to develop a climate of understanding and credibility that fosters a continuing dialogue." ASME's "Public Policy Education Center" serves as a resource for ASME members who are interested in learning more about legislative and regulatory issues currently being addressed by Congress, as well as for policymakers interested in the technical resources ASME has to offer.

    In an alignment with ASME’s five strategic technology areas of focus: Clean Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, Bioengineering, Robotics, and Pressure Technology, the Washington Center provides daily up-to-date news in each area on the PPEC and also reports on trends in Enabling/Crosscutting Applications and Research & Development.

    Please mark the PPEC as a favorite and visit daily.
    You may also sign up for our weekly policy newsletter Capitol Update.


    ASME has the unique distinction of being the very first engineering/scientific society to have the vision to establish a Congressional fellowship program. For the past 43 years, ASME has provided a valuable service to the nation by sponsoring over 100 Federal Fellows who served in the Executive and Legislative Branch. ASME Federal Government Fellowships have enabled selected ASME members to devote a year working in government providing engineering and technical advice to policy makers in Congress, federal agencies, and the White House. This premier program serves as a testament to ASME’s long-standing commitment to national security, national issues and the continuing development of the engineering profession.

    The archived webinar from December 2016 is available for ASME members – and non-members – and highlighted both a current and former Fellow who provided their personal perspectives on their accomplishments and challenges while serving as an ASME Fellow in the Executive and Legislative Branch.

    Lester Su, Ph.D., Chair of the ASME Committee on Government Relations, moderated the session and was joined by Noël Bakhtian, Ph.D., who served as a 2016 ASME Foundation Swanson Fellow at the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy in the environment and energy division and Said Jahanmir, Ph.D. who is currently serving as a 2015-16 ASME Congressional Fellow for the Honorable Tim Ryan (D-OH).

    To listen to the webinar, first register and you will then be able to log in to listen. 
  • Take Your Member Benefits with you this Summer- Save Up to 25% on Car Rentals

    Life is nonstop. We’re here to keep you moving. From the car to the accessories, choose what best fits you and your trip. So when you drive off, you’ll be ready for whatever the journey brings.

    Members always receive up to 25% off base rates with the Avis discount code plus enjoy additional offers like dollars off, a complimentary upgrade, or a free weekend day. Visit the member benefits webpage or call 1-800-331-1212 to make a reservation.
    Avis Car Rental operates one of the world's best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,450 locations in more than 165 countries. Avis has a long history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world's top brands for customer loyalty. Avis is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world.


    When you rent a car, you shouldn’t need a handbook. Why not choose simple, smart and easy on the wallet? Then you can focus on getting there and having fun doing it.

    Members always save up to 25% off Budget base rates with the Budget discount code, plus get other great offers like dollars off, a free upgrade, or a free weekend day. Visit the member benefits webpage  or call 1-800-527-0700 to make a reservation.
    Budget Car Rental is one of the world's best-known car rental brands with approximately 3,350 locations in more than 120 countries. Budget is an industry leader in providing vehicle rental services to value-conscious travelers and also operates the second-largest truck rental business in the United States, through a network of approximately 1,650 locations. Budget is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world.