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First Latin American president of ASME named
Julio Guerrero
Julio Guerrero

Today we are proud to tell you that Julio Guerrero P.E. has taken office as the very first Latin American president in the history of ASME, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Guerrero is poised to become one of the world’s ambassadors for engineering: he brings to the ASME presidency his passionate belief in engineering as a rich career choice for young people. Fluent in English, Spanish, Italian and French, Guerrero says a career in engineering gives young men and women opportunities in a wide range of engineering fields including bioengineering, additive and advanced manufacturing, and global development.

  • Currently, there are 6.2 million scientists and engineers employed in the United States – representing 4.8 percent of the U.S. workforce. (Statistics supplied by the Congressional Research Service and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.)
  • The number of jobs in science and engineering is expected to grow by 953,200 between now and 2022. The number of scientists and engineers that will be required to meet growth needs in industry between now and 2022 is 2.3 million
  • In 2012, The mean wage for all scientists and engineers was $87,330 – representing a growth rate of 1.4 percent from 2008
  • Young people trained in engineering and science today will be the problem solvers of tomorrow to meet the challenges brought by an increase in global population and predicted scarcities in natural resources.
  • Many forward-thinking companies today, including tech firms with global reach, are increasing diversity in the workplace by actively recruit women and young people of diverse backgrounds which increases innovation and global competence.
  • Globalization means that engineers’ international success depends on mastering technology and international culture.  The engineering profession is being transformed by amazing growth of interdependence and collaboration in the technical workplace.