ARMA serves as an advocate for firms and individuals who represent all aspects of rock mechanics and rock engineering. ARMA provides a communications link, a forum, and an information resource for members, related organizations, and the public. ARMA's goal is to disseminate information through meetings, publications, and the Internet. ARMA publishes ARMA E-News , a periodic electronic newsletter , conducts educational workshops and short courses, organizes topical symposia, and sponsors the U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium. ARMA serves as an information repository on the development of rock mechanics and rock engineering, and promotes the development of knowledge within the field. ARMA maintains U.S. membership in the International Society for Rock Mechanics.ARMA is governed by the Board of Directors and adheres to a set of approved By-Laws.