As stated in the Student Section Operations Manual, "the
purpose of a Student Section is: to provide an opportunity
for students to begin their professional careers by joining
a professional engineering society; to inform students of
recent developments in the field of mechanical engineering
through publications, field trips, and meetings; to promote
fellowship and interaction with other student sections,
as well as professional sectors of the Society."
Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers,
today ASME International is a nonprofit educational and technical
organization serving a worldwide membership of 125,000.
- Conducts one of the world's largest technical publishing
- Holds some 30 technical conferences and 200 professional
development courses each year
- Sets many industrial and manufacturing standards.
The work of the Society is performed by its member-elected
Board of Governors and through its five Councils, 44 Boards
and hundreds of Committees in 13 regions throughout the world.
There are a combined 400 sections and student sections serving
ASME's worldwide membership.
To be the premier organization for promoting the art, science
and practice of mechanical engineering throughout the world.
To promote and enhance the technical competency and professional
well-being of our members, and through quality programs and
activities in mechanical engineering, better enable its practitioners
to contribute to the well-being of humankind.