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The New ASME.ORG: More than Just a Redesign

As you’re probably already aware, ASME.org was re-launched in March with a bold, clean and lively new design. What you may not know, however, is that the overhaul consisted of much more than simply applying a fresh layout to the website. So it may be time for you to take another look at ASME.org and take a test drive of the site’s new features and capabilities.

The new ASME.org reflects an “engineering-centric” focus, which the Society hopes will make it the online destination for all engineers. To that end, the site now includes topic pages, which allow users to search for content based on an engineering subject they are interested in. The new site launched in March with 45 topics, addressing such subjects as environmental engineering, sustainability, energy efficiency, nuclear energy, ethics in engineering, and manufacturing and processing. Topic pages, addressing these and other subject areas, draw from an extensive inventory of ASME content stored on the site — as well as content from outside sources — and present it all in one convenient place.

The designers of the new ASME.org have worked hard to ensure that the content populating the website — encompassing feature articles, case studies, professional news, and audio and video clips — is both relevant and compelling for a broad spectrum of visitors, from engineering students and novice engineers to seasoned professionals. Another new, key feature is the “In the Know” section on the ASME.org home page. This section, designed for time-constrained visitors, provides a spectrum of “must-read” articles about the engineering profession for the current week and also steers users to articles that were popular the previous week.

Another major enhancement is the site’s robust product search function. The site’s improved product search capabilities offer users an assortment of new tools to quickly and easily find whatever they’re looking for. Users can search by title, course number or date to find any product in ASME.org’s vast product archive.

Explore the new ASME.org, and see for yourself what it offers. One intriguing story currently featured on the ASME home page, “Microengineering Targets Malaria,” discusses a device that mimics the human liver could kill the malarial parasite before it fully develops

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About Jagadeep

Jagadeep is currently the Webmaster for the ASME Silver State Section, and Postdoctoral Scholar and Instructor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has authored more than 30 refereed technical papers.

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