Engineering Societies

Biomedical Engineering Societies

American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)
ASHE is an organization for facilities managers, engineers, clinical engineering/medical equipment managers, and professionals in the fields of health care design, construction, and safety.

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)
AAMI is a unique alliance of users and manufacturers of medical instrumentation and technology united in their dedication to the safe use of medical technology.

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
The purpose of the Society is to promote the increase of biomedical engineering knowledge and its utilization.

Society for Biomaterials (SFB)
The SFB is a professional society that promotes advances in all phases of materials research and development by encouragement of cooperative educational programs, clinical applications, and professional standards in the biomaterials field.

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
RESNA is an interdisciplinary association for the advancement of rehabilitation and assistive technologies (AT).


Chemical Engineering Societies

American Chemical Society (ACS)
The society is recognized as a world leader in fostering scientific education and research, and promoting public understanding of science.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
AIChE promotes excellence in chemical engineering education and global practice.

Electrochemical Society (ECS)
ECS is an international educational, non-profit organization concerned with a broad rnge of phenomena related to electrochemical and solid state science and technology.

National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE)
NOBCChE is committed to the professional and educational growth of underrepresented minorities in the sciences.

American Hydrogen Association (AHA)
The AHA is a non-profit association of individuals and institutions, technical and non-technical, who are dedicated to the advancement of inexpensive, clean, and safe hydrogen energy systems.

Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).
AEE is committed to helping increase energy efficiency, utilize innovative energy service options, enhance environmental management programs, upgrade facility operations, improve equipment performance, as well as bolster their bottom-lines


Civil Engineering Societies

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
ASCE advances professional knowledge and improves the practice of civil engineering.

ASCE Foundation
ASCE's mission is to generate resources for the civil engineering profession.

American Concrete Institute (ACI)
ACI International is dedicated to improving the design, construction, manufacture, and maintenance of concrete structures.

American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
AISC's purpose is to expand the use of fabricated structural steel through research and development, education, technical assistance, standardization, and quality control.

Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
CSI provides technical information and products, continuing education, professional conferences, and product shows to enhance communication among all the non-residential building design and construction industry's disciplines.

American Architectural Foundation (AAF)
AAF is dedicated to cultivating the public's understanding of architecture and the human experience.

American Institute of Architects (AIA)
AIA research undertakes as its mission to support architectural research and design excellence by identifying the research needs of the architectural discipline, in its broadest and most inclusive sense; by encouraging, facilitating, and supporting research activities which meet these needs; and by disseminating research results.

Association of Iron and Steel Engineers (AISE)
AISE is dedicated to the advancement of technical and engineering phases of the production and processing of iron and steel.

Association of Engineering Geologists (AEG)
Engineering geology is geologic work that is relevant to engineering, environmental concerns, and the public's health, safety, and welfare.

Geological Society of America (GSA)
GSA provides access to elements that are essential to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors of academia, government, business, and industry.

Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG)
The AWG is dedicated to enhancing opportunities for women in the geosciences.

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
The EERI is a national, non-profit, technical society of engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials, and social scientists.

Seismological Society of America (SSA)
SSA is an international association devoted to the advancement of earthquake science.


Electrical and Electronic Engineering Societies

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
The technical objectives of the IEEE focus on advancing the theory and practice of electrical, electronics and computer engineering and computer science.

Semiconductor Safety Association (SSA)
SSA is a worldwide organization for safety, health, and environmental professionals.

National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (NARTE)
NARTE is a professional organization which certifies qualified engineers and technicians in the fields of telecommunications, electromagnetic compatibility/interference, and electrostatic discharge control.

American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
AAAI aims to increase public understanding of artificial intelligence.

Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (SIGART)
c/o ACM
SIGART is dedicated to the study of intelligence and its realization in computer systems.

Audio Engineering Society (AES)
AES is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology.

Laser Institute of America (LIA)
LIA is a professional membership society comprised of laser researchers, manufacturers, integrators, and users working together to increase the use and safe application of laser technologies.

Software Engineering Institute
The SEI mission is to provide leadership in advancing the state of the practice of software engineering to improve the quality of systems that depend on software.

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA)
IESNA advances knowledge and disseminates information for the improvement of the lighted environment to the benefit of society.

Optical Society of America (OSA)
The OSA was organized to increase and diffuse the knowledge of optics, pure and applied; to promote the common interests of investigators of optical problems, of designers, and of users of optical apparatus of all kinds; and to encourage cooperation among them.

The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
The society's fundamental mission is to provide world-class education and information services that enhance and promote the profession and field of optical engineering and that add quality and value to the careers of the members it serves.


General and Specialty Engineering Societies

American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES)
AAES is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge, understanding, and practice of engineering in the public interest.

Tau Beta Pi
Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. It is the nation's second-oldest honor society, founded at Lehigh University in 1885 to recognize students of distinguished scholarship and exemplary character.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
AISES is a private, non-profit organization which nurtures building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values.

American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE)
ASPE is dedicated to the advancement of the science of plumbing engineering; to the professional growth and advancement of its members; and to the health, welfare, and safety of the public.

Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
The purpose of the SFPE is to advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering and its allied fields, to maintain a high ethical standard among its members and to foster fire protection engineering education.

National Academy of Engineers (NAE)
The NAE sponsors engineering programs aimed at meeting national needs, encourages education and research, and recognizes the superior achievements of engineers.

International Society for Measurement and Control (ISA)
ISA promotes measurement and control, educating the public about career opportunities and publicizing the field's importance to business and industry.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
NSBE's mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
NSPE is the only engineering society that represents licensed professional engineers (PEs) across all disciplines.

The National Institute for Engineering Ethics
was created by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) in July 1988 and remained within NSPE until July 1996, at which time NIEE became an independent not-for-profit educational corporation.

Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
SAME's mission is to bring the Nation's engineers together in peacetime so they can be effectively engaged in emergencies.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
SHPE promotes the development of Hispanics in engineering, science, and other technical professions to achieve educational excellence, economic opportunity, and social equity.

Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)
SMPTE is an international, award-winning technical society devoted to advancing the theory and application of motion-imaging technology including film, television, video, computer imaging, and telecommunications.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
1SWE stimulates women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expands the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrates the value of diversity.

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
SIAM is dedicated to enriching the profession through publications, conferences, activity groups, and programs.

Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME)
SME advances the worldwide mining and minerals community through information exchange and professional development.

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)
SNAME is dedicated to advancing the art, science, and practice of naval architecture, shipbuilding, and marine engineering.

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
SPE's mission is to provide the means to collect, disseminate, and exchange technical information concerning the development of oil and gas resources, subsurface fluid flow, and production of other materials through wellbores for the public benefit; and to provide opportunities through its programs for interested (and qualified) individuals to maintain and upgrade their individual technical competence in these areas.

Society for Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Professionals (ISPE)
The society's members are technical professionals who apply their practical knowledge in the regulated pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industries.

Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)
SPE is a network of plastics professionals around the world promoting the knowledge and education of plastics and polymers.

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
ASSE fosters the technical, scientific, managerial and ethical knowledge, skills, and competency of safety, health, and environmental professionals for the protection of people, property, and the environment; and advances the status and promote the advancement of the safety profession.

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
1The society improves public understanding of science

Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
The society is dedicated to achieving equity and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology.

National Science Foundation (NSF)
The NSF is an independent U.S. government agency responsible for promoting science and engineering through programs that invest over $3.3 billion per year in almost 20,000 research and education projects in science and engineering.


Industrial Engineering Society Links

Industrial Engineering
Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
IIE provides leadership in developing industrial engineering; enhancing the capabilities of those who are involved in or manage the application, education, training, research, or development of industrial engineering; and, representing the industrial engineering profession.

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
The society promotes the discovery and exchange of knowledge concerning the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the design of systems and devices of all kinds.

Society of Logistics Engineers (SOLE)
The society engages in scientific, educational, and literary endeavors to enhance the art of logistics technology, education, and management.


Manufacturing Engineering Society Links

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
The society is dedicated to serving its members and the manufacturing community through the advancement of professionalism, knowledge, and learning.


Materials Engineering Society Links

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
The society promotes public health and safety, and the overall quality of life; contributes to the reliability of materials, products, systems and services.

NACE International
NACE International is a professional technical society dedicated to reducing the economic impact of corrosion.

Materials Information Society (ASM International)
ASM International is the society for materials engineers and scientists, a worldwide network dedicated to advancing industry, technology, and applications of metals and materials.

Materials Research Society (MRS)
MRS is dedicated to goal-oriented basic and applied research on materials of technological importance.

American Ceramic Society (ACerS)
ACerS is an international association that provides the latest technical, scientific, and educational information to its members and others in the ceramics and related materials fields.


Mechanical Engineering Society Links

Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering
Air Force Association (AFA)
AEF provides aerospace education to the American people, students, and the men and women of the United States Air Force.

American Astronautical Society (AAS)
AAS is the premier independent scientific and technical group exclusively dedicated to the advancement of space science and exploration in the United States.

Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)
EAA is dedicated to serving all of aviation by fostering and encouraging individual participation, high standards, and access to the world of flight in an environment that promotes freedom, safety, family, and personal fulfillment.

Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP)
SETP strives to broaden professional relationships through the sharing of ideas and experiences which promote and enhance safety, communication, and education.

Automotive Engineering
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
ITE members are traffic engineers, transportation planners, and other professionals who are responsible for meeting society's needs for safe and efficient surface transportation through planning, designing, implementing, operating, and maintaining surface transportation systems worldwide.

International Human Powered Vehicle Association (IHPVA)
IHPVA is dedicated to promoting improvement, innovation, and creativity in the design and development of human-powered transportation.

Electric Auto Association (EAA)
EAA promotes the advancement and widespread adoption of electricity powered automobiles.

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
SAE provides technical information and expertise used in designing, building, maintaining, and operating self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space.

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
The Society is organized for the sole purpose of advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration for the public's benefit through research, standards writing, continuing education, and publications.

Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association (RETA)
RETA (established 1910) is an international society composed of men and women involved in the safe and efficient operation, service and design of industrial refrigeration systems. RETA's mission is to enhance the professional development of industrial refrigeration operators and technical engineers. Educational material and an operator certification program is available.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
ACM is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences, and applications of information technology.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
The society is dedicated to serving its members and the manufacturing community through the advancement of professionalism, knowledge, and learning.

National Association of Power Engineers (NAPE)
The society is dedicated to the principles of education, knowledge, training, and career enhancement for its members.

General Mechanical Engineering
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ASME promotes and enhances the technical competency and professional well-being of its members. Through quality programs and activities in mechanical engineering, it better enables its practitioners to contribute to the well-being of humankind.

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)
A not-for-profit professional and technical organization of members worldwide interested in engineering knowledge and technology for food and agriculture, associated industries, and related resources.


Nuclear Engineering Society Links

American Nuclear Society (ANS)
ANS was established by a group of individuals who recognized the need to unify the professional activities within the diverse fields of nuclear science and technology.

Society of Nuclear Medicine
The society advances excellence in health care through support of education and research in nuclear medicine.