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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
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. Connect with the group on Facebook, check out their website or send them an email

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
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. Connect with the group on Facebook, check out their website or send them an email

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
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. Connect with the group on Facebook, check out their website or send them an email.

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
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. Connect with the group on Facebook or send them an email.

Engineers For a Sustainable World (ESW)
Engineers for a Sustainable World is an organization dedicated to tackling local and global sustainability challenges through education, technical projects, and collaborative action. ESW-IIT is specifically devoted to bringing sustainability projects to the IIT and Chicago area community. Our projects span from solar energy to urban agriculture. We pride ourselves in being a new dynamic organization that is part of a national movement. We are always open to new project ideas and are open to all members of the IIT, Vandercook, and Shimer communities. Connect with the group on Facebook, or send them an email

Illinois Tech Railroad Club
Originally founded in 1948, the Illinois Tech Model Railroad Club's layout grew to occupy the entire attic of Main Building. In 2016, the layout had to be disassembled to vacate the building and the club ceased to operate regularly. 

In 2018, we rebuilt the organization to cover both model railroading and career development for students interested in the professional railroad industry. We are once again an official Illinois Tech student organization, and are building a new, modular model railroad in our new space on campus. In addition, we are chartered as an official student chapter of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association offering railroad career development opportunities such as field trips, guest speakers, and networking events. Connect with the group on Facebook or send them an email

Illinois Tech Robotics
Illinois Tech Robotics exists to serve the Illinois Tech community by providing students with real engineering experience in the fields of robotics and mechatronics. We also serve the community through volunteer work with FIRST Robotics in the Chicago area and across the nation. Connect with the group on Facebook, check out their website or send them an email

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. Connect with the group on Facebook, check out their website or send them an email

Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
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. Connect with the group on Facebook or send them an email

Material Advantage
The Material Advantage IIT is dedicated to supporting the professional development of the engineering students who have a interest in material technology. This dedication involves making students aware of scholarships, job opportunities, professional meetings, and other activities and opportunities available to them to enrich their professional lives. Connect with the group on Facebook or send them an email

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. Connect with the group on Facebook or send them an email. 

Scarlet Space Hawks - NASA Robotic Mining Competition Team
The Scarlet Space Hawks is an official registered team representing IIT in the annual NASA Robotic Mining Competition. The interdisciplinary team works together to build, test, and design a fully functioning mining robot to compete. Connect with the group on Facebook, check out their website or send them an email

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
The Illinois Tech Student SASE Chapter is committed to providing support to the community and to promoting educational programs for the advancement of its members. This Chapter will also develop and support programs that aid Asian heritage scientists and engineers who are actively seeking careers and provide a forum for professional development and for the connection with entrepreneurial opportunities. Check out the group's website or send them an email

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
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)
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. Connect with the group on Facebook, check out their website or send them an email.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
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. Connect with the group on Facebook, check out their website or send them an email.

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. Connect with the group on Facebook, check out their website or send them an email.

Professional Organizations

American Society for Engineering Education Logo

American Society for Engineering Education

American Indian Science & Engineering Society Logo

American Indian Science & Engineering Society

IEEE Technical Societies/Councils Logo

IEEE Technical Societies/Councils
Website: IEEE Technical Societies

IEEE Power Engineering Society Logo

IEEE Power Engineering Society
Website: IEEE Power Engineering Society

The International Society for Optical Engineering Logo

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