Student Organizations & Professional Societies
Membership in professional organizations is important and necessary as we strive to stay informed of current developments in our fields of expertise. It's also important as we establish and maintain contacts with those who share similar interests and goals, and to keep the impact and importance of our work in the public eye.
Students, faculty, and working professionals are encouraged to join the organizations that fit their interests.
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- Institute of Industrial Engineering
- Society of Manufacturing Engineers
- Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
- National Society of Black Engineers
- Society of Women Engineers
- National Engineering Honor Society
- National Society of Professional Engineers
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) serves the scientific and professional needs of OR/MS investigators, scientists, students, educators, and managers, as well as the institutions they serve, by publishing a variety of journals that describe the latest OR/MS methods and applications and by organizing professional conferences.
The Institute of Industrial Engineers 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 in representing the industrial engineering profession.
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers, headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, is an international professional society dedicated to serving its members and the manufacturing community through the advancement of professionalism, knowledge, and learning. Founded in 1932, it has nearly 70,000 members in 70 countries.
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals is a not-for-profit organization of business personnel who are interested in leading the evolving Supply Chain Management profession by developing, advancing, and disseminating supply chain knowledge and research.
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the City of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community. The concept of networking was the key basis for the organization.
With more than 10,000 members, the National Society of Black Engineers is the largest student-managed organization in the country. Its mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.
The Society of Women Engineers mission, which was adopted in 1986, is to stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity.
The National Engineering Honor Society was founded in 1885 to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their alma mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as undergraduates in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges.
The National Society of Professional Engineers is the only engineering society that represents individual engineering professionals and licensed engineers (PEs) across all disciplines.