|Acoustical Society of America
The premier international society in acoustics, dedicated to increasing
and diffusing knowledge of acoustics and its practical applications.
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
The nonprofit AIAA is the principal society and voice serving the
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers is a professional
association of more than 50,000 members that provides leadership
in advancing the chemical engineering profession.
American Nuclear Society
The American Nuclear Society is a not-for-profit, international,
scientific and educational organization. It was established to
unify the professional activities within the diverse fields of
nuclear science and technology
American Society for Engineering Education
The American Society for Engineering Education is committed to
furthering education in engineering and engineering technology.
This mission is accomplished by promoting excellence in instruction,
research, public service, and practice; exercising worldwide leadership;
fostering the technological education of society; and providing
quality products and services to members.
American Society of Civil Engineers
Information about ASCE, publications, public policy, history and
heritage, career guidance, and research resources.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers,
today ASME International is a nonprofit educational and technical
organization serving a worldwide membership of 125,000. It conducts
one of the world's largest technical publishing operations, holds
some 30 technical conferences and 200 professional development
courses each year, and sets many industrial and manufacturing standards.
ASM International (formerly the American Society for Metals)
ASM International is the society for materials engineers, a worldwide
network dedicated to advancing industry, technology, and applications
of metals and materials. Through the efforts and involvement of
its members, ASM develops and distributes timely, reliable technical
information through electronic media, publications, conference,
training programs, and chapter activities.
American Water Works Association
The American Water Works Association (AWWA)
is an international nonprofit scientific and educational society
dedicated to the improvement of drinking water quality and supply.
Founded in 1881, AWWA is the largest organization of water supply
professionals in the world. Its more than 50,000 members represent
the full spectrum of the drinking water community: treatment plant
operators and managers, scientists, environmentalists, manufacturers,
academicians, regulators, and others who hold genuine interest
in water supply and public health. Membership includes more than
4,000 utilities that supply water to roughly 180 million people
in North America.
Audio Engineering Society (AES)
The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society
devoted exclusively to audio technology. The AES serves its members,
the industry and the public by stimulating and facilitating advances
in the constantly changing field of audio. It encourages and disseminates
new developments through annual technical meetings and exhibitions
of professional equipment, and through the Journal of the Audio
Engineering Society, the professional archival publication in the
Edison Electric Institute
Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is the association of U.S. shareholder-owned
electric companies, international affiliates and industry associates
worldwide. Its U.S. members serve over 90 percent of all customers
served by the shareholder-owned segment of the industry. They generate
approximately three-quarters of all the electricity generated by
electric companies in the country and service about 70 percent
of all ultimate customers in the nation. EEI's mission focuses
on advocating public policy, expanding market opportunities, and
providing strategic business information.
Electric Power Research Institute
U.S. electric utilities established the Electric Power Research
Institute in 1973 as a nonprofit research consortium for the benefit
of utility members, their customers, and society.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
The IEEE is a non-profit, technical professional association of
more than 350,000 individual members in 150 countries. Through
its members, the IEEE is a leading authority in technical areas
ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications,
to electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics, among others.
Through its technical publishing, conferences, and consensus-based
standards activities, the IEEE produces 30 percent of the world's
published literature in electrical engineering, computers and control
technology, holds annually more than 300 major conferences, and
has more than 800 active standards with 700 under development.
Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
The Institution of Electrical Engineers represents the public,
professional, and educational interest of over 140,000 electrical,
electronic, and manufacturing engineers world-wide. Key activities
include publishing, the organization of conferences, the maintenance
of technical standards, interaction with government departments
and the provision of scientific and technical information services.
Materials Research Society
The Materials Research Society is a non-profit organization which
brings together scientists, engineers and research managers from
industry, government, academia and research laboratories to share
findings in the research and development of new materials of technological
National Academy of Engineering
Founded in 1964, the NAE is a private, independent, nonprofit institution.
In addition to its role as advisor to the federal government, the
NAE also conducts independent studies to examine important topics
in engineering and technology. The NAE operates under the same
congressional act of incorporation that established the National
Academy of Sciences, signed in 1863 by President Lincoln. The NAE
is a member of the National Academies, which includes the NAE,
the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the Institute of Medicine
(IOM), and the National Research Council (NRC), which serves as
the principal operating arm of the academies.
National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering, University
of California, Berkeley
Established in 1971 at the University of California, Berkeley,
the National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering (NISEE)
provides timely access to technical research and development information
in earthquake engineering and related fields of structural dynamics,
geotechnical engineering, engineering seismology, and earthquake
hazard mitigation policy. NISEE is located at the Pacific Earthquake
Engineering Research (PEER) Center. The NISEE project is sponsored
by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the University of
California, Berkeley and directed by a voluntary Advisory Committee
comprised of representatives of the earthquake engineering community.
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
The Society of Automotive Engineers is a resource for technical
information and expertise used in designing, building, maintaining,
and operating self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in
air or space.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
SME, headquartered in Dearborn, Mich., is the world's leading professional
society serving the manufacturing industries. Through its publications,
expositions, professional development resources and member programs,
SME influences more than 500,000 manufacturing executives, managers
and engineers. Founded in 1932, SME has some 60,000 members in
70 countries and supports a network of hundreds of chapters worldwide.
SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
The Society was founded in 1955 to bring together engineers from
several technical disciplines involved in high-speed, optically
based test and measurement. Since then, the field of optical engineering
has evolved from a multidisciplinary amalgam of physics, electrical
and mechanical engineering, and materials science into an identifiable
discipline in its own right. Simultaneously, SPIE has grown into
a vital international organization that addresses virtually all
subfields associated with optics and photonics technologies and
their many engineering, scientific, and commercial applications.
Twenty five reasons for joining an association.
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