Student Organizations & Professional Societies

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American Concrete Institute

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development and distribution of consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational programs, and proven expertise for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete.

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American Institute of Steel Construction

The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry in the United States.

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American Society of Civil Engineers

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 140,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society. ASCE's mission is to provide essential value to our members and partners, advance civil engineering, and serve the public good.

Learn more about the McCormick ASCE student group

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American Water Resources Association

Founded in 1964, the American Water Resources Association is a non-profit professional association dedicated to the advancement of men and women in water resources management, research, and education.

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Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Association

Social and professional society of Northwestern's Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate students.

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Engineers for a Sustainable World

Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) is a non-profit network committed to building a better world. Established in 2002, ESW is comprised of students, university faculty, and professionals who are dedicated to building a more sustainable world for current and future generations.

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Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Society

The mission of the Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Society (EnvEUS) is to bring community to the environmental engineering department, promote collaboration, assist in networking, and provide knowledge of potential career paths.

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Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (Chicago)

The Chicago Chapter of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE) is a professional association representing the interests of engineers in Chicago from all fields of practice.

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McCormick Graduate Leadership Council

The McCormick Graduate Leadership Council (MGLC) promotes a sense of community among the 700+ graduate students within the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University.

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Society of Women Engineers

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.