ASME Priorities and Strategies Address Sustainable Energy
November 2, 2009
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is the premier organization for promoting the art, science, and practice of mechanical and multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences to diverse communities throughout the world. ASME has dedicated itself to promoting and enhancing the technical competency and professional well-being of its members and, through quality programs and activities in mechanical engineering, to better enabling its practitioners to contribute to the well-being of humankind. ASME’s mission is “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 develops standards and certification programs that enhance public safety, and provides lifelong learning and technical exchange opportunities benefiting the engineering and technology community.
ASME boasts particular strengths in energy. Its members design the generation equipment, operate the power plants, and develop the technologies that comprise the energy sector. Today, over one-third of ASME’s technical divisions are focused on or strongly related to today’s foremost energy concerns, producing a wide variety of energy-related programs, products, and activities. With these vast capabilities in mind, ASME recognizes it can significantly contribute to the development and integration of technologies to improve energy production, transmission, and use nationwide. ASME also recognizes its role in continuing to lead the discourse on the ways in which the United States and other areas of the world can secure the energy future for generations to come.
January 29, 2015
“Close your eyes and imagine you are living 200 years from now. Get up in the morning and you are not allowed to touch fossil fuels,” is the contemplative daydream of Dr. Rakesh Agrawal, distinguished professor of chemical engineering at Purdue University, master inventor and revolutionary thinker who simply cannot help himself, he said, in elevating the discussion of energy solutions and the everyday challenges a solar economy would resolve. Agrawal gave the prestigious fall public lecture for Texas A&M’s Institute for Advanced Study, for which he is a current Faculty Fellow. He addressed the plight of finite energy sources in light of practical, societal needs and the impact of which that has influenced progress and modernization, spanning the history of the human race.Read Full Story