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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is the premier professional society for the aerospace industry. Professional members are experts in disciplines such as aerodynamics, propulsion, spacecraft systems, materials & structures, electronics and software, controls, design & manufacturing, and human factors.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers
AIChE @ IIT is the student chapter of the national organization of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. We strive to learn more about Chemical Engineering and the possibilities that are open to us. We hold weekly meetings in Pearlstein Hall room 108 on Thursdays from 12:50-1:40pm. Those weekly meetings include our Speaker Series. The Speaker Series consists of an invited speaker that has worked as a Chemical Engineer and has come to share their knowledge with our students.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers promotes and enhances the technical competency and professional well-being of our members, and through quality programs and activities in mechanical engineering, better enable its practitioners to contribute to the well-being of humankind.

American Society of Civil Engineers
As the oldest national professional engineering society, the American Society of Civil Engineers' core purpose is to advance the art, science and profession of engineering to enhance the welfare of humanity. The formal establishment of the ASCE Archives facilitates the achievement of this objective by promoting knowledge and understanding of the rich history of the civil engineering field in addition to the origins, aims, programs and goals of the Society itself. To join the ASCE student chapter at IIT, email

Biomedical Engineering Society
The Biomedical Engineering Society at IIT aims to provide information on job opportunities, internships, funding for attending conferences, and a way for you to get to know fellow BME majors at IIT. 

Engineers Without Borders
IIT's student chapter of EWB 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. National Organization Website:

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
IEEE creates an environment where members collaborate on world changing technologies from computing and sustainable energy systems, to aerospace, communications, robotics, healthcare, and more. Membership is open to individuals who are studying designated fields including: Engineering, Computer Sciences and Information Technology, Physical Sciences, Biological and Medical Sciences, Mathematics, Technical Communications, Education, Management, Law and Policy.

Institute of Transportation Engineers
The purpose of the student chapter of ITE is to provide a resource to IIT students interested in transportation studies and students with a general interest in transportation related issues. Some benefits of joining the organization include employment and scholarship notifications, transportation related seminars, social outings and opportunities to attend regional and national conferences.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
NSBE Is a non-profit organization founded in 1975 which is now the largest student-run organization in the country with Chapters in the US, Canada and Africa. NSBE is dedicated to the realization of a better tomorrow through the development of intensive programs for increasing the recruitment, retention, and successful graduation of minorities in engineering. Their mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.

Society of Automotive Engineers
The main purpose of the IIT SAE chapter is to promote a hands-on experience and provide the opportunity for students to apply what they learn in the classroom to a real-world project. Their activities prepare members for the challenges they will face in the workplace and as one of the only student engineering organizations on campus that have hands-on projects - members graduate with a competitive edge over other students. 

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development. SHPE's vision is a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers

Society of Women Engineers
The Society of Women Engineers aims 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.

Tau Beta Pi
Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. It is the nation's second-oldest honor society, founded at Lehigh University in 1885 to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as students in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges.

Professional Organizations

American Society for Engineering Education

American Indian Science & Engineering Society

Committee on Women in Science and Engineering

IEEE Technical Societies/Councils
Website: IEEE Technical Societies

IEEE Power Engineering Society
Website: IEEE Power Engineering Society

The International Society for Optical Engineering
Website: Society for Optical Engineering