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Professional Societies

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Student Chapter

Faculty advisor: Dr. Scott Morris

Since 1963, members from a single professional society have achieved virtually every milestone in modern American flight. That society is the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. With more than 35,000 individual members and 100 corporate members, AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. Created in 1963 by the merger of the two great aerospace societies of the day, the American Rocket Society (founded in 1930 as the American Interplanetary Society), and the Institute of the Aerospace Sciences (established in 1933 as the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences), AIAA carries forth a proud tradition of more than 80 years of aerospace leadership.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Student Chapter

Faculty advisor: Dr. Glen Niebur

Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, today's ASME is a 120,000-member professional organization focused on technical, educational and research issues of the engineering and technology community. ASME conducts one of the world's largest technical publishing operations, holds numerous technical conferences worldwide, and offers hundreds of professional development courses each year. ASME sets internationally recognized industrial and manufacturing codes and standards that enhance public safety.

The work of the Society is performed by its member-elected Board of Governors and through its five Councils, 44 Boards and hundreds of Committees in 13 regions throughout the world. There are a combined 400 sections and student sections serving ASME's worldwide membership.

The Society of Automative Engineers (SAE) Student Chapter

Faculty advisor: Dr. Michael M. Stanisic

The Society of Automotive Engineers has more than 84,000 members - engineers, business executives, educators, and students from more than 97 countries - who share information and exchange ideas for advancing the engineering of mobility systems. SAE is your one-stop resource for standards development, events, and technical information and expertise used in designing, building, maintaining, and operating self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space.

Our vision is the advancement of the mobility community to serve humanity. This includes: Capable practitioners worldwide in land, sea, air, space, government, industry, and education and a worldwide network of technically informed mobility practitioners.

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Advisor: Cathy Pieronek

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) gives support, guidance and recognition to women engineers and engineering students. Today, SWE is a nationally recognized professional, educational, non-profit, service organization. Its student section membership includes graduate and undergraduate female and male engineers..

Minority Engineering Program

Director: Leo McWilliams

The Minority Engineering Program (MEP) works to establish an environment with programs that will help students of diverse backgrounds succeed and become integrated with the college.

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