ASME advocates for the engineering profession by advising and partnering with government offices at all levels, globally.
Very few of the 535 Members of the U.S. Congress have engineering or scientific backgrounds. Given that they are called upon nearly every day to make decisions that affect scientific and engineering practices, it is only natural that they require the expertise of those experienced in technical fields.
ASME Government Relations represents and advocates for the engineering profession by facilitating and initiating various programs and activities. ASME members at all stages of their careers have an opportunity to help "engineer the greater good" by applying their engineering expertise and pragmatic problem-solving approach to the development of sound public policy.
Areas of Involvement
ASME Government Relations represents and advocates for the engineering profession by initiating and facilitating various programs and activities.
Capitol UpdateCapitol Update provides insight on the latest public policy developments from Capitol Hill
Position StatementsAn objective analysis of an issue and which states the position of the sponsoring ASME unit
Federal Government FellowshipsASME Federal Fellows serve as key advisors on federal policies needing engineering expertise
Congressional Briefings/EventsASME's GR team informs Members of Congress about public policy issues
Becoming an ASME Member
Joining ASME is the most important connection a current or future Mechanical Engineer can make.