Societies Directory

Last Modified: June 9, 2017
by Jason Salazar

Below is a directory of professional engineering societies as a resource to our community.

Note: Local sections of societies that are shown in Bold are participating PSEC member societies.

 

AACE     Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering

www.aaceseattle.org          www.aacei.org

Association of cost engineers, estimators, planners, schedulers and consultants to advance the science and art of estimating, cost control and scheduling.  The organization’s certification program for cost engineers and consultants has been accredited by the Council of Engineering Specialty Boards.

 

AIAA      American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

www.pnwaiaa.org          www.aiaa.org

Scientists & engineers in the field of aeronautics and astronautics.  Facilitates interchange of technological information through publications and technical meetings, in order to foster overall technical progress in the field and increase the professional competence of members.

 

AIChE    American Institute of Chemical Engineers

www.aiche.org/community/sites/local-sections/puget-sound          www.aiche.org

The Puget Sound Section of AIChE was founded in 1947. Our Section has about 600 members. Our Local Section coordinates an event for young professionals, holds several networking meetings and/or tours, assists in matching employers with job seekers, reaches out to students for mentoring, and performs some outreach in raising community awareness of Chemical Engineering.

 

APWA    American Public Works Association

www.apwa-wa.org          www.apwa.net

Association of public works professionals in both the public and private sector including public works directors, managers, and project managers, civil, structural, traffic, and geotechnical engineers, planners, environmentalists, right-of-way specialists, surveyors, construction engineers, fleet managers, and materials suppliers. There are 64 local chapters throughout North America. The following information is for the Washington State chapter.

 

ASCE      American Society of Civil Engineers

www.seattleasce.org          www.asce.org

With a worldwide membership of over 140,000, ASCE is the preeminent organization representing the civil engineering profession in the United States.  Civil engineers are involved in the design and construction of buildings, bridges, dams, roadways, ports, water supply and distribution systems, and wastewater collection and treatment facilities. ASCE’s Seattle Section has over 2.300 members within 9 counties in western Washington.

 

ASEE      American Society for Engineering Education

www.asee.org

The American Society for Engineering Education is a nonprofit organization of individuals and institutions committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology.  ASEE develops policies and programs that enhance professional opportunities for engineering faculty members, and promotes activities that support increased student enrollments in engineering and engineering technology colleges and universities.

 

ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers

www.pugetsoundashrae.org          www.ashrae.org

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE) is an international technical organization comprised of over 50,000 individuals. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.

 

ASME     American Society of Mechanical Engineers

https://community.asme.org/western_washington_section/default.aspx           www.asme.org

ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods. Founded in 1880 by a small group of leading industrialists, ASME has grown through the decades to include more than 140,000 members in 151 countries. Thirty-thousand of these members are students.

 

ASMI      ASM International (The Materials Information Society)

http://pugetsound.asminternational.org          www.asminternational.org

A technical worldwide society dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding of engineered materials – metals, composites, ceramics, polymers and other advanced materials.  The society was founded so that each member could benefit from the combined knowledge of the entire membership.

 

ASQ        American Society for Quality

www.asq-seattle.org          www.asq.org

The American Society for Quality (ASQ) is the world’s leading authority on quality since 1946. The 104,000 member professional association focuses on creating better workplaces and communities worldwide by advancing learning, quality improvement, and knowledge exchange to improve business results. By making quality a global priority, an organizational imperative, and a personal ethic, ASQ is the community for everyone who seeks technology, concepts, or tools to improve themselves and their world.

 

AWS       American Welding Society

www.aws.org/sections/pugetsound/startpage.htm          www.aws.org

Professional Engineering society in the field of welding.

 

EWB-USA            Engineers Without Borders

www.ewbseattle.org          www.ewb-usa.org

Our vison is a world in which the communities we serve have the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs, and that our members have enriched global perspectives through the innovative professional educational opportunities that the EWB-USA program provides. EWB-USA supports community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders.

 

IEEE       Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

www.ieee-seattle.org          www.ieee.org

The IEEE (Eye-triple-E) is a technical professional association of more than 380,000 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.

 

IISE Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers

www.iiepugetsound.org          www.iienet2.org

Professional society of industrial engineers and student members.  Concerned with the design, improvement and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, equipment and energy.

 

INCOSE International Council On System Engineering

www.incose.org/smc          www.incose.org

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1990. Our mission is to advance the state of the art and practice of systems engineering in industry, academia, and government by promoting interdisciplinary, scaleable approaches to produce technologically appropriate solutions that meet societal needs.

 

ITE         Institute of Transportation Engineers

www.westernite.org/Sections/washington/index.htm          www.ite.org

The Institute of Transportation Engineers is an international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals who are responsible for meeting mobility and safety needs. ITE facilitates the application of technology and scientific principles to research, planning, functional design, implementation, operation, policy development and management for any mode of ground transportation.

 

PSEC      Puget Sound Engineering Council

www.pseconline.org

PSEC is an organization comprised of the local chapters of national or international engineering and scientific societies in the Puget Sound area. PSEC exists to increase public awareness and appreciation of engineering, science and technology.

 

SAE        Society of Automotive Engineers International

www.northwest.sae.org          www.sae.org

Engineers and scientists in the field of self-propelled land, sea, air and space vehicles.  Advances the arts, sciences, standards and engineering practices related to the design, construction, and use of self-propelled mechanisms, prime movers, components thereof and related equipment built to preserve and improve the quality of life.

 

SAME     Society of American Military Engineers

http://www.seattlesame.org/          www.same.org

SAME’s Seattle Post was chartered in 1920 – the same year the National Society of American Military Engineers was organized. The mission of SAME is to promote and facilitate engineering support for national security by developing and enhancing relationships and competencies among uniformed services, public and private sector engineers, and related professionals. Seattle Post membership includes all branches of the military particularly representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Navy’s Engineering Field Activity Northwest, the Coast Guard’s Facilities Design & Construction Center, NOAA, and Public Health Service, as well as other federal, state, and local agencies that provide and utilize engineering, planning, architecture and construction services. Our membership also includes the majority of the Northwest’s major civilian engineer, planning, architectural, and construction firms that provide professional services to federal, state, and local agencies.

 

SAMPE  Society for the Advancement of Material & Process Engineering

www.sampeseattle.org          www.sampe.org/

The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE), an international professional member society, provides information on new materials and processing technology either via technical forums, journal publications, or books in which professionals in this field can exchange ideas and air their views.

 

SEAW    Structural Engineers Association of Washington

www.seaw.org

The Structural Engineers Association of Washington (SEAW) is a not-for-profit professional organization of leading structural engineers dedicated to the advancement of excellence in structural engineering through building code advocacy, continuing education, research, emergency preparedness, exchange of ideas, and mentoring. Over the past sixty years, SEAW has pursued issues affecting public safety and professional practice in structural engineering and SEAW members actively participate in the development of building and material codes and standards at both local and national levels.

 

SFTE       Society of Flight Test Engineers

www.sfte-seattle.org          www.sfte.org

Engineers and other professionals interested in the flight testing of aircraft.  Works to advance flight test engineering throughout the aircraft industry by providing technical and fraternal communication on a domestic and international basis among individuals in the allied engineering fields of test operations, analyses, instrumentation and data systems.

 

SHPE      Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

http://shpepsc.org/default.aspx          http://national.shpe.org

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers – Puget Sound Chapter (SHPE PSC) is a WA State 501(c)3 registered non-profit organization. The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) 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. SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize their fullest potential and impacts the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development.

 

SME       Society of Manufacturing Engineers

http://i.sme.org/c039/Home/          http://www.sme.org

Professional society of manufacturing professionals advancing manufacturing knowledge through its communities, publications, expositions, and professional development resources. SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and technologies to keep manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies. Headquartered in Michigan, the Society has members in more than 70 countries and represents manufacturing practitioners across all industries.

 

SPE         Society of Plastics Engineers

www.4spe.org/technical-groups/sections/pacific-northwest          www.4spe.org

The Society of Plastics Engineers is home to nearly 20,000 plastics professionals in more than 70 countries around the world. SPE is the “go to” resource for plastics technical information.

 

SWE-PNW           Society of Women Engineers (Pacific NorthWest)

www.swe-pnw.org          www.swe.org

The Society of Women Engineers is the largest non-profit educational and service organization representing both student and professional women in engineering and technical fields.  This society informs young women, their parents, counselors, and the general public, of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers and the opportunities open to them.  They assist women in readying themselves for a return to active work after temporary retirement.  SWE serves as a center of information on women in engineering and encourages women engineers to attain high levels of education and professional achievement.

 

SWE-SPS              Society of Women Engineers (South Puget Sound)

http://swe-sps.org          www.swe.org

The Society of Women Engineers is the largest non-profit educational and service organization representing both student and professional women in engineering and technical fields.  This society informs young women, their parents, counselors, and the general public, of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers and the opportunities open to them.  They assist women in readying themselves for a return to active work after temporary retirement.  SWE serves as a center of information on women in engineering and encourages women engineers to attain high levels of education and professional achievement.

 

WSPE-LW            Washington Society of Professional Engineers (Lake Washington) 

Professional engineers and engineers in training in all fields registered in accordance with the laws of states or territories in the U.S. or provinces of Canada, qualified graduate engineers, student members and registered land surveyors, is concerned with social, professional, ethical and economic considerations of engineering as a profession, encompasses programs in public relations, employment practices, ethical considerations, education and career guidance, monitors legislative and regulating actions of interest to the engineering profession.

 

WSPE-MR            Washington Society of Professional Engineers (Mount Rainier)

www.washingtonengineer.org/Mtrainierchapter.htm

Professional engineers and engineers in training in all fields registered in accordance with the laws of states or territories in the U.S. or provinces of Canada, qualified graduate engineers, student members and registered land surveyors, is concerned with social, professional, ethical and economic considerations of engineering as a profession, encompasses programs in public relations, employment practices, ethical considerations, education and career guidance, monitors legislative and regulating actions of interest to the engineering profession for South King and Pierce County.

 

WSPE-SE              Washington Society of Professional Engineers (Seattle)

Professional engineers and engineers in training in all fields registered in accordance with the laws of states or territories in the U.S. or provinces of Canada, qualified graduate engineers, student members and registered land surveyors, is concerned with social, professional, ethical and economic considerations of engineering as a profession, encompasses programs in public relations, employment practices, ethical considerations, education and career guidance, monitors legislative and regulating actions of interest to the engineering profession.

 

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