Since 1973, ASME has sponsored over 100 Federal Fellows, providing them with an opportunity to serve a one-year term in the Administration or U.S. Congress. Fellows serve as independent, non-biased advisors in engineering, science and technology, bringing a nonpartisan, pragmatic approach to analysis and input which has a profound impact on the decision making process. The result is effective and technologically appropriate public policy based on sound engineering principles.
Applicants for this Fellowship must have a strong energy background. ASME has long supported a balanced portfolio of energy supplies to meet the nation's energy needs, including advanced clean coal, petroleum, nuclear, natural gas, waste-to-energy, biomass, solar, wind and hydroelectric power. ASME also supports energy efficient building and transportation technologies, as well as transmission and distribution infrastructure sufficient to satisfy demand under reasonably foreseeable contingencies. For more information, review ASME's General Position Paper entitled "Securing America's Energy Future" at: 
Policymakers are addressing major legislative and policy issues that are facing our nation and as federal legislation becomes increasingly technical, the need for engineering expertise is essential, which is why this program is so invaluable. Read more about the opportunities and challenges confronting our current and past fellows, including the articles below, by visiting our energy issues webpage at

  • A Milestone Year for the ASME Federal Government Fellows Program highlights the first time in the program's history, three female ASME members — Gloria Wiens, Briana Tomboulian and Maureen Fang — served simultaneously as ASME Federal Government Fellows.
  • From September 2013 through August 2014, Mahantesh Hiremath, Ph.D., served as one of two ASME Congressional Fellows who spent a year-long term on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology (SST) providing engineering and scientific insight to policymakers in Washington, D.C. Learn more about Dr. Hiremath's experience at

To learn more about the ASME Federal Government Fellowship Program, or to apply for the ASME Congressional Fellowship, please visit:
This ASME Congressional Fellowship is sponsored by the ASME Foundation, the Petroleum