October 27, 2017

Caption: Said Jahanmir, Ph.D. , 2015-2017 ASME Congressional Fellow

ASME Government Relations recently hosted an exciting new webinar about what it is like to be an ASME Fellow in Congress, featuring two Fellows—one in the U. S. Senate and another in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Fellows provided valuable personal insight on their experiences working on Capitol Hill from the office environment to the personality traits of those who thrive in this demanding environment from speaking to constituents on behalf of their Member of Congress to performing research for a bill and gathering political support.

ASME has the unique distinction of being the first engineering/scientific society to establish a Congressional Fellowship program. For the past 44 years, ASME has provided a valuable service to the nation by sponsoring over 119 Federal Fellows who have served in the Executive and Legislative Branches of Government. 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. A brochure on the ASME Fellowship program is available at

The moderator of the webinar was Lester Su, Ph.D., who is a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University and the Chair of the ASME Committee on Government Relations. Guest speakers included Said Jahanmir, Ph.D., who is currently serving as a 2015-2017 ASME Congressional Fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives for the Honorable Tim Ryan (D-OH), Co-Chair of the Congressional Manufacturing Caucus and Michael Martin, Ph.D., who recently completed serving as a 2016-2017 ASME Congressional Fellow in the U.S. Senate for the Honorable Jack Reed, who is a Co-chair of the Senate Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus.

To listen to the webinar just visit the on demand link below:

If you have questions, please contact Ellen Kuo at

More information regarding the ASME Federal Government Fellowship program and how to apply is available below

Apply now!

Applications are being accepted from September 15, 2017 to January 31, 2018 for two Congressional Fellowships-one in energy and one in bioengineering.



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